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Phonegap Developers: Hiring the best development talent in diverse locations

Mobile Apps as we know have grown from scratch to be an industry on their own. Initially, the apps were meant to be productivity assistants like emails, databases, weathers and phones. From there they have come a long way to gaming, surveillance, GPS ticketing, e-commerce, music, media, and more being added every day. Due to their popularity now they are downloaded through application distribution platforms. These platforms are owned by the owners of mobile operating systems like Apple App Store, Windows Phone Store, Google Play, Blackberry App world etc. Of course, added to these are the independent app stores. Mobile apps are more popular and more in use as compared to web apps and desktop apps. The first App Store was opened in July 2008 with just 500 application available. This catapulted to over 1.8 million apps in the year 2020.

The name ‘Apps’ was given to Applications by the technology columnist David Pogue in 2009 when he called smartphones “app Phones”. Looking at the demand for applications the market is booming with developers to make the programs and Mobile App development tools to create the applications. There are different categories of tools available viz:

  1. iPhone App development tools
  2. Advertising tools
  3. Mobile Analytics Tools
  4. Game Engines
  5. Cross-platform App Development Tools
  6. App Development frameworks
  7. AI Tools (Artificial Intelligence)
  8. AR Tools (Augmented Reality)
  9. Push Notification Tools
  10. Mobile Payment Tools etc

Some of the most used Cross-platform Application development tools are Xamarin, Appcelerator, Ionic, Android Studio, PhoneGap, Mobincube, Qt, Longrange etc. PhoneGap is an open-source mobile app development framework, which is free to use and comes with 4.1 K GitHub stars and 940 GitHub forks. PhoneGap is one of the most cost-effective application building tool used for developing an app that can be run on all mobile devices. An Adobe (earlier known as Nitobi Software) product, leverages the better-known technologies HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript to build applications.

PhoneGap bridges the gap between web applications and mobile devices by using standards-based web technologies. PhoneGap apps are compliant with standards Based Web Technologies and hence are future-proofed to work with browsers along with their evolution. Many cutting edge features make PhoneGap the product that it is.

App Development Software Features

  • Compatibility Testing
  • Debugging
  • Mobile App and Web App Development
  • Reporting and Analysis
  • Software Development
  • Source and Access Controls
  • Code Refactoring
  • Collaboration Tools
  • No-Code Development
  • Cloud Hosted
  • Open API
  • Deployment Management
  • On-Premise

The Apps created on PhoneGap are compatible with the following devices.

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • Android
  • iPhone/iPad
  • Web-based

Earlier distributed as Apache Cordova by Nitobi Software, PhoneGap avoids the native development language of each mobile platform. The application is reliant on the standards-compliant, native API bindings and gets access to each device’s data, sensors, cameras, geolocation, accelerometer, network status and other native features. It all helps create features that are far superior in experience the web applications. All these high-end features have earned PhoneGap valuable customers like Accenture, Webbylab, Albelli, Typeform etc.

Not only the features, but one of the development tools’ success parameter is also its unrelenting community support. Especially for a starter, experience and support from experts go a long way in making them comfortable with the development process. One of the largest communities the Cordon development community is friendly and active. Many other features that PhoneGap is accredited with are as below:

  • Robust backend support
  • Suppleness /flexibility development
  • UI libraries improving the User Interface
  • Ease of using web technologies
  • Large and active community base
  • Better access to native API’s
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • The cross-platform compatibility

The various languages used by PhoneGap are listed below:

HTML

PhoneGap used HTML5 the latest major version to be precise. It is a great development language and provides page consistency, and is readable across all the devices. It is worth marking all the new tags and standards in HTML as it has high programming standards, great Screen Readers to open the internet, and easy audio and video implementation. This version has included many features that were available in only third-party tools. This easy to learn language has earned glorious 5 stars on almost all the review sites and no wonder!

CSS

Expanded as Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is essentially a style sheet language. It is extensively used for presenting a document written in a mark-up language like HTML. CSS is a linchpin technology making the very basis for World Wide Web programming, along with HTML and JavaScript.

CSS is designed to warrant the separation of content and presentation which includes colours, fonts and layouts. This separation provides better flexibility, improves the accessibility of content and controls the specifics of presentation features, enables sharing formatting of multiple web pages by specifying the relevant CSS separate. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) maintains the CSS specifications. W3C also conducts a CSS validation service for CSS documents free of cost. The use of CSS is also supported by mark-up languages like HTML, XHTML, plain XML, XUL and SVG. What makes it more popular is the use of simple syntax and several English Keywords for the names of various style properties.

JavaScript

As a dynamic computer programming language, JavaScript has made its mark in the industry. JavaScript is a lightweight language and is one of the most used languages for web pages The use of JavaScript allows interactive client-side script and helps make dynamic pages. Because of its object-oriented capabilities, JavaScript is considered an interpreted programming language. Furthermore, JavaScript is a multi–paradigm, high-level, and often just-in-time compiled language. The language comes with curly-bracket syntax, prototype-based object orientation, dynamic typing, and first-class functions.

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PhoneGap Developer Job Description

Responsibilities:

  1. Having extensive experience in coding standards, unit testing, code reviews etc.
  2. Design and architect technical solutions for business problems.
  3. Expertise in writing maintainable /scalable/efficient codes
  4. Committed to deadlines and good knowledge of release cycles.
  5. Experience in working with cross-functional teams, and working with the team throughout the SDLC.

Requirements for PhoneGap Developer Position:

  1. Experience of working in robust applications
  2. Expertise in working on any Application Publishing process on play store/ app stores
  3. Hands-on experience on Angular 1.5x, 2 and others
  4. Extensive experience in Angular, JavaScript and JQuery coding skills
  5. Expertise in PhoneGap, Cordova.
  6. Good knowledge about mobile technologies and web technologies
  7. Hands-on experience in distributed systems handling especially with handling a large amount of data.
  8. The candidate should have displayed problem-solving skills, data structures and algorithms.