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PhoneGap for Windows 8

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  • Charles

    @Bass: Yep.

    C

  • Bass

    @JoshRoss:

    I agree and it's worth saying that PhoneGap lets you do things you can't do in the browser. It's not simply giving you a browser without chrome, but access to the devices hardware and storage capabilities, also stuff like arbitrary networking support (sockets) can be done. It's kind of like the middle between web development and full native development.

    It's a lot like WinRT/WinJS in this manner, although what I've read about it (admittedly, not much), WinRT provides an entirely different rendering API using a different XML-based markup language while PhoneGap uses HTML5 and just fills in the gaps in the JavaScript API to allow for more kinds of apps. So it's like a thin layer of capabilities on top of normal web stuff.

  • JoshRoss

    @Bass: The Windows 8 runtime is technically the better choice, almost universally so. But, it is not and will not ever be as ubiquitous as the competition. The only thing you could do to counter this trend is to stick the core OS into microsoft open technologies. But, the CLR is there and it didn't set the world on fire. Who knows?

  • Charles

    , JoshRoss wrote

    @Bass: The Windows 8 runtime is technically the better choice, almost universally so. But, it is not and will not ever be as ubiquitous as the competition.



    So, you're also a fortune teller, Josh? Good to know... Can you tell me if I'll be living in Hana in 5 years?

    C

  • JoshRoss

    , Charles wrote

    So, you're also a fortune teller, Josh? Good to know... Can you tell me if I'll be living in Hana in 5 years?

    C

    Every couple of years there is a new version of Windows. If Windows 8 were to get 51% of the market share, of all web browsing capable devices, it wouldn't be long before Windows 9 comes out. I guess I should never say never. But, it seems as improbable as anything else.

    -Josh

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