PhoneGap, Apache Cordova, Sencha Touch, Appcelerator Titanium. What is it?
Posted September 2, 2012on:
Is creating mobile apps a trend nowadays? We think: Definitely yes! In our article we’ve chosen 4 solutions for creating mobile apps to look at more closely. So, let’s start.
The fact is that previously PhoneGap was called Apache Callback, but now Apache Cordova. PhoneGap was an open source project started by a company called Nitobi. As part of Nitobi’s purchase by Adobe, because the PhoneGap project had many contributors from large companies like IBM etc, the project was contributed to the Apache Software Foundation.
At first the name was changed to “Callback”, but then was renamed to “Cordova” (after the street the Nitobi offices were on at some point). This is because unlike the project itself, the name PhoneGap is part of Adobe’s purchase of Nitobi. So the opinions differ.
Titanium Studio– is one more product of Appcelerator, Inc. Titanium Studio is an extensible, Eclipse-based IDE for building Titanium Mobile applications and web applications.
Appcelerator, Inc. also offers cloud-based services for packaging, testing and distributing software applications developed on the Titanium platform.
Hope it was useful to learn about these solutions. And do you use these tools for building apps? What would you think best? I’m eager to see your comments!