Friday, May 6, 2011

Building Mobile / Phone Apps with Dreamweaver CS5.5 and PhoneGap

As Web browsing becomes available on an ever-growing number of smartphones and tablets, you need solid support for the “write once–publish anywhere” development model. To streamline your projects, the PhoneGap framework is now integrated as an extension in Dreamweaver CS5.5. Using PhoneGap, you can build native Android and iOS apps directly from Dreamweaver CS5.5 projects.

Seamless integration of the PhoneGap and Android SDKs into Dreamweaver CS5.5

PhoneGap emulator with my app (The one with the red check)

My Dreamweaver CS5.5 mobile app running in the PhoneGap emulator

With PhoneGap, you can write a mobile app using standards-based technologies (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript). You can add device-specific functionality, such as multitouch, geolocation, and accelerometer features. To finish up, Dreamweaver assists you in compiling and packaging the app for direct delivery to the device or to vendor-specific online app stores.

The PhoneGap emulator phone

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