Since we released PhoneGap 3.0, we’ve received a lot of positive feedback from the community. Thanks guys! We’ve also received some great questions, so we’ve compiled this FAQ to help clear things up.
Q. When will we start to see iOS7 support?
A. The very same day that Apple ships iOS7. =)
Q: What do you mean when you say “Firefox OS is coming”? How would that work, since Firefox OS is already based on HTML/JS/CSS?
Q: Does PhoneGap play well with angular.js? Or any other framework?
Q. What changed in the plugin architecture?
A: Plugin API has been tweaked for a whole new variety of use cases. The biggest change was a standard plugin spec for packaging. The win from this is automated installation and removal. Discovery is just about ready to ship too. In the past plugins were installed by a complicated copy/paste that required manual developer intervention. With a standard for plugin packaging we can now install/remove plugins in a single command.
Q. What’s the difference between the PhoneGap CLI vs the Cordova CLI?
A: The PhoneGap CLI is built on top of the Cordova CLI. It has all of the functionality that the Cordova CLI has. The main difference is that the PhoneGap CLI has PhoneGap Build integration. So if you don’t have the native SDK installed, you can delegate compilation to the PhoneGap Build cloud service and get app-store ready mobile apps. Both tools are completely interoperable.
Q. What if I don’t want to use NodeJS and still want to download PhoneGap?
Q: What if NodeJS cannot be installed or won’t work due to firewall restrictions?
A: You can still install PhoneGap or Cordova behind a firewall. The following command can be used to specify your firewall proxy:
$ npm config set proxy http://company.com:8000
After setting that correctly, you should be able to install either tool (and anything else on npm)
As for firewall support with the PhoneGap CLI, it’s an outstanding issue that Michael Brooks will work on: https://github.com/mwbrooks/phonegap-cli/issues/75
Q. Is there anything new in PhoneGap Build?
A. PhoneGap 3.0 support should land in roughly two weeks to the PhoneGap Build service. We like to bake the open source project in the wild before deploying to our servers.
Did you know? PhoneGap Build now fully supports user submitted plugins too! Read more:
Q. When’s the next PhoneGap Day?
A: Now that we’re done with PhoneGap Day US, we’re setting our sights on PhoneGap Day EU in Amsterdam on Sept 24 (with pre-conference workshops on Sept 23). We’re also excited to announce our first foray into South America! Save the date for PhoneGap Day BR in Rio de Janeiro on Nov 26, 2013.