Third party tools for working with PhoneGap

Hipmob Live Chat for PhoneGap/Cordova

Hipmob is a live chat service for PhoneGap apps, that makes it easy to provide customer support to your users. This update includes compatibility with Cordova, tested with the PhoneGap Build service. The full set of HTML5 documentation for Hipmob includes Hipmob’s HTML5 SDK and a JS SDK, as well as push notification support via Parse, GCM and APNS.

This version replaces our last listing and comes with the full set of features including Hipchat/Zendesk/Desk/Salesforce support and more.

NetBeans IDE

Starting with release 7.4, the open source NetBeans IDE supports development of Cordova (PhoneGap) applications, and running them on iOS and Android devices and emulators. Besides Cordova support, NetBeans includes many other features for developing HTML5 applications - see the features page.

mobiScan Barcode Scanner SDK Phonegap plugin

mobiScan, widely acclaimed mobile barcode decoding SDK, has became available for all Phonegap developers for both iOS & Android. The fastest, most accurate and affordable barcode decoders available to the mobile device market supports most commercially used barcode symbologies including PDF 417 (along with compact/truncated PDF 417), Aztec, Data Matrix, QR, EAN, UPC, Code 25, Code 39, Code 93 and Code 128.

Hipmob Live Chat and Mobile Helpdesk

Hipmob is a live chat and helpdesk service for mobile and tablet apps. Works in Phonegap, as well as Native iOS and Android. Hipmob supports dozens of 3rd party integrations including Desk, Zendesk, Salesforce, Highrise, Hipchat and Google talk, as well as push notifications via Parse, APNS or GCM.

You can also use Hipmob to enable peer-to-peer chat between users. This is fantastic for games and social applications. We’re always seeking feedback, so email with suggestions!


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Cloud-based HTML5, jQuery Mobile & Hybrid Mobile App Builder Build real HTML5, jQuery Mobile, and hybrid apps for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone (with Apache Cordova/PhoneGap). As the builder is running in the cloud, there is nothing to install or download, so it’s very easy to build your app.

Scandit Product Data API

The Scandit Product API provides access to a massive product database offering product information for over 25 million universal product codes (UPCs). Developers can expand the product coverage in their apps with basic product data such as UPCs, names, categories and premium data such as nutritional and health-related information for the US and German-speaking Europe, extended warrantees, and over 10 million records for European products. See for more info.

Windows Azure Mobile Services

Add a cloud backend to your app in minutes.

Handheld Designer

Handheld Designer is an application for the Mac that makes it easy and fun for anyone to create HTML5 mobile web applications, without learning HTML or CSS (if you don’t want to). Build games, productivity and to-do list apps, and more with a simple drag-and-drop editor. And when you’re done, share your app with a single click using the built-in web-app hosting, or create a native application by exporting your app as a standard HTML5 web-app suitable for inclusion in a PhoneGap project.

Appnext SDK

Join appnext to make more money or to get more users. Implement Appnext SDK in your app and choose exactly when to use cross-promotion and leverage your existing user base. The tool can be triggered automatically or triggered by the user when clicking on a “more games” button.