Even with PhoneGap, it can still be a big leap to go from building web pages to building apps, so it is a good idea to plan ahead for this transition. Some of the questions a designer or developer should ask when moving from browser to mobile app development are:
- Can I reuse my existing web site code? If so, how?
- How do I design for multiple form factors and operating systems while maintaining a common code base?
- How do I handle the range of display destinations, including standard, high-density, and others?
- What is the process for generating and deploying apps on multiple platforms?
Fortunately, PhoneGap is widely used and there are many examples of successful apps developed by designers and developers who have already successfully tackled these issues.
This article looks at one such example, an app for OfferzNow created by Enlighten (see Video 1), and describes their process for building a PhoneGap app for both iOS and Android using Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe Photoshop CC, and Adobe Dreamweaver CC.
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Ever seen a great font in a magazine ad, poster, or on the web and wondered what font it is? Whip out your phone and snap a photo, and WhatTheFont Mobile will identify that font in seconds!
WhatTheFont Mobile connects directly to MyFonts’ acclaimed font identification service, which has been helping customers pinpoint mystery fonts for 10 years. It works via Wi-Fi or the mobile phone network, so you can get your font fix right there on the spot.