Best non-Objective-C based iPhone app developer doodad. You know, like Phonegap

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  1. scootermaster

    scootermaster Platinum Member

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    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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  2. Markbnj

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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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    scootermaster Platinum Member

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    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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