Getting Great Performance Out of Cordova Apps

Download this episode

Download Video

Download captions

Download Captions


​"​In the last few years, PhoneGap and Apache Cordova have gained a lot of traction among mobile app developers. Using a shared codebase, JavaScript developers can build apps for iOS, Android and Windows using the same frameworks they use for the web. But mobile apps carry a different set of user expectations. Users expect ""native performance"" – i.e. slick animations, fluid page transitions, snappy load times and instant visual feedback for user interactions. I've talked with developers building some of the most popular control frameworks (e.g. Ionic, WinJS) to learn how they think about building performance into hybrid apps. In this session, we'll learn from their experience and chase this elusive rabbit with all the tools at our disposal. We'll answer: 1. By the numbers, what really constitutes ""native performance""? 2. What pitfalls lead to poor JS performance in hybrid apps? 3. How can you avoid the most common performance pitfalls? 4. How can you use diagnostic tools to identify problems in your apps? 5. What design tricks can you use to get that authentic "native look-and-feel?"
For more information, check out this course on Microsoft Virtual Academy:



Session Type:





Room 3022



Available formats for this video:

Actual format may change based on video formats available and browser capability.

    The Discussion

    Comments closed

    Comments have been closed since this content was published more than 30 days ago, but if you'd like to send us feedback you can Contact Us.