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All the old blog posts, written from 2008 to 2017
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Platform Deprecation

It’s been almost a year since PhoneGap announced they would be dropping support for some platforms in versions of PhoneGap over 3.0. PhoneGap Build has done the same and is not supporting webOS, Symbian or Blackberry (<= BB7) for apps using PhoneGap versions over 3.0. In addition, PhoneGap Build will...

PhoneGap Native Bridge

The “native bridge” is the secret sauce of PhoneGap and is what allows JavaScript in an embedded browser talk to native code and vice-versa. On every platform we do this differently depending on what features that native browser has. Here is the list of platforms and how we do it....

PhoneGap and BlackBerry OS 6

RIM OS 6 for BlackBerry smartphones is being released very soon on the new BlackBerry Torch 9800. It looks like a pretty nice upgrade from OS 5, most notably including a WebKit based browser. This should be a *huge* improvement for PhoneGap on BlackBerry. The bad news is that OS...

PhoneGap Desktop

So if PhoneGap was running on the desktop, what would you call it? Well I have not come up with a good name yet but after a few nights of hacking we threw together a version of PhoneGap for Mac OShttp://github.com/shazron/phonegap-mac and a version for Windows http://github.com/davejohnson/phonegap-windows. @shazron has implemented the sound...

PhoneGap: It’s Like AIR for the IPhone

A few weeks back Brock and Rob from here at Nitobi built an amazing IPhone framework down at IPhoneDevCamp that we have named PhoneGap. While I have attributed the injustice of us not winning any of the competition categories of IPhoneDevCamp to the completely jaw dropping achievement of our team,...