Now that I have your attention, let’s talk about PhoneGap (I’m writing this post on the train to Boston and can already feel the torch mob forming at Back Bay).
Today I want to talk about the encroachment of the web onto mobile platforms. This will be of greatest interest to those who develop enterprise applications. I still have no reservations recommending the native approach to high-performance mobile apps, whether in complex visual delivery or something that requires a lot of processing before being shown to the user. Most enterprise mobile apps however are built for comfort, not for speed and this opens new and interesting possibilities for wrapper frameworks like PhoneGap.
Dynamic Page Loading
Existing Analytic Tools
Essentially what we are seeing is the web bringing its benefits and accumulated toolset to the mobile space, where the back-end service now has greater opportunity to enrich the user’s experience by providing more agile code to be run on mobile platforms.