PhoneGap: Open Source Development Tool for iPhone/Android and Blackberry

By July 8, 2009 One Comment

Yesterday we posted our Live London Weather ‘semi app’ for mobile devices. This got us thinking that there must be an easy way to convert a ready to go html/javascript page into an fully functional app that can take advantage of the full phone features such as GPS etc.

It turns out that PhoneGap maybe the answer, PhoneGap allows web developers who want to build mobile applications in HTML and JavaScript while still taking advantage of the core features in the iPhone, Android and Blackberry SDKs.

For a quick introduction to PhoneGap, watch this three-minute video:

It certainly looks interesting, head over to for full details and download. We will post any thoughts as and when we get something running…


Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.

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