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    Web app developer since 1994 and Google Cloud Platform Instructor now residing in Colorado. Besides tech, I enjoy landscape photography and share my work at ColoradoPhoto.gallery.

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Archive for September 24th, 2010

GWT + PhoneGap = native mobile apps quickly

Posted by David Chandler on September 24, 2010

Josh Marinacci from Palm, Inc. gave a cool talk on PhoneGap at GTUG Atlanta tonight.¬†PhoneGap lets you create App-store ready native apps (using a Web view)¬†for all the major phone platforms using only HTML, JS, and the PhoneGap JS API. And it’s not just for HTML 5 features like Geolocation because the PhoneGap compiler creates native code for each platform to access platform-specific features like the accelerometer.

I was just about to ask if it would work with GWT when Josh pulled up a demo of the GWT StockWatcher tutorial running on an iPhone emulator. Basically, you run the GWT compiler first, then feed the resulting JS through the PhoneGap packager to create the native Web view app. There’s even an open source project (gwt-phonegap) that wraps the PhoneGap JS API as GWT Widgets.

The combination of GWT + PhoneGap makes it easier than ever to write cross-platform mobile apps in Java.

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