Adobe releases PhoneGap 3.0 with new modular architecture and new APIs


    Adobe has released version 3.0 of the open PhoneGap framework for application development, TechCrunch writes . PhoneGap allows you to write cross-platform mobile applications in HTML5, CSS and JavaScript.

    The new version of PhoneGap introduces a new modular architecture that, according to the company, "will allow your application to remain small and fast." Developers can simply select the necessary APIs, after which the necessary plugins will be automatically installed.

    In this release, Adobe also added two new APIs: InAppBrowser for displaying web pages in the application and the new Globalization API for checking the language and time zone of the user.

    Adobe has combined command-line tools for working with PhoneGap on various platforms. Previously, developers had to learn new dictionaries when they switched between platforms, but now the company says that this is the past.

    Adobe tools are integrated with PhoneGap Build, the company's cloud service for compiling PhoneGap projects, so you don’t even need to install a native SDK platform for compiling applications. A few days ago, Adobe also added support for custom plugins in PhoneGap Build.

    It is worth noting that most of the work was done by participants in the open Apache Cordova project , on which the PhoneGap project is based and which also released version 3.0 of its framework. For example, two new APIs in PhoneGap have long been part of the Cordova project.

    In the future, Adobe intends to add support for Firefox OS and Ubuntu to PhoneGap. Now developers are working on the transition to iOS 7.

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