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Old 04-12-2012, 03:14 PM   #1
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Default Best non-Objective-C based iPhone app developer doodad. You know, like Phonegap

Is it Phonegap?

Phonegap comes up first when you google "Easiest way to make an iPhone app"

(Unrelated: Google autocompletes to "...kill yourself" when you google "Easiest way to". That's sort of sad)

So what would you recommend for someone who's reasonably programming savvy who wants to make a [relatively simple] iPhone app but doesn't want to bother with Objective-C?


Thanks!

Edit: So Phonegap is called Adobe Cordova now or something? Well, the sample example I found (for Phonegap) was MUCH more interesting (it had a bunch of jQuery stuff) than the pretty-much-nothing hello world you get with Cordova. And the naming thing is really throwing me for a loop. Is it Phonegap? Is it Cordova?
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:17 PM   #2
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I thought PhoneGap was a toolkit for creating apps using html + css + javascript. If that's accurate then I don't think you can necessarily compare it to native apps written in Objective C. They both have their places, but in general native apps can do a lot more stuff, and there's a well-developed ecosystem for making money off them.
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:40 AM   #3
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I thought PhoneGap was a toolkit for creating apps using html + css + javascript. If that's accurate then I don't think you can necessarily compare it to native apps written in Objective C. They both have their places, but in general native apps can do a lot more stuff, and there's a well-developed ecosystem for making money off them.
Well, yeah.

The point: I want to code my app in HTML + JS. I don't want to bother with Objective C. I want it in the app store. I don't care if it makes money, seeing as it'll be a free app (for a friend's business).

I know PhoneGap'll do that. I was just figuring there might be other frameworks out there, and I wanted to see what other people use.
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:00 AM   #4
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http://alternativeto.net/software/phonegap/
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:47 AM   #5
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Not available yet, but I saw a demo of this at EclipseCon, and it looked pretty good: http://rapmobile.eclipsesource.com
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