PhoneGap XDK lets developers create high powered mobile apps that use smartphone features and run across multiple mobile platforms including HTML5
SAN FRANCISCO – MobilityWire® – October 17, 2011
HTML5 development powerhouse, appMobi (www.appmobi.com), today announced the immediate availability of its new PhoneGap Mobile App XDK (X-platform Development Kit), which fully supports the open source PhoneGap mobile app development framework, recently recommended by Facebook as the preferred way to create mobile apps for the Facebook Platform.
appMobi’s PhoneGap XDK is the only integrated development environment (IDE) that fully integrates the open source PhoneGap platform, offering a suite of desktop development tools for creating mobile, HTML5 and PhoneGap based apps. The PhoneGap XDK includes desktop debugging of mobile apps, emulation of mobile devices, hardware emulation of GPS, camera, contacts, and accelerometer inputs, even remote testing anywhere in the world using a free “test container” app. Developers can download the PhoneGap XDK immediately at http://www.appmobi.com/PhoneGapXDK.
“PhoneGap has developed into a wonderful set of APIs, but a matching IDE has really been missing. We’ve brought the PhoneGap community a free development suite that unleashes the capabilities of the PhoneGap APIs so that developers can create amazing apps,” said appMobi CTO, Sam Abadir. “With the PhoneGap XDK, PhoneGap developers can create cross platform mobile apps without the need to own and set up complex native tool chains such as XCode for iOS or the Android SDK. This tool dramatically reduces the code-debug cycle time for PhoneGap programmers.”
Although it is a full IDE with a built in editor, the PhoneGap XDK easily integrates with Adobe DreamWeaver 5.5, NotePad++ or any other popular programming editor, so there’s no learning curve to scale before being productive. appMobi provides cloud-based services to complete HTML5 as a mobile platform solution, making it a valid mobile platform on par with iOS and Android. appMobi’s PhoneGap XDK also allows developers to easily add features that do not exist in PhoneGap but are considered essential to commercial apps, such as in-app payments, push messaging, user analytics and live app updates.
The PhoneGap XDK runs on Mac, PC and Linux platforms. appMobi is making this development tool available for free. Developers can download it at http://www.appmobi.com/PhoneGapXDK.
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