Hi all, what I’ve been into lately is testing some tools for getting a descent cross platform development framework. What I’ve been testing most was PhoneGap, Appcelerator Titanium, Golden Gecko and Whoop. The last 2 are not open platforms neither do they target developers (but rather designers) so I won’t mention them any further. For those of you who may be interested you may contact the guys for a demo. The first 2 are open source. So here they are:
PhoneGap includes support for iPhone, Android, Symbian, Blackberry and Palm. Titanium on the other hand includes export support for iPhone and Android.
The way your “web” code is used by each platform for getting the wanted result differs.
And the winner is:
Well, none really if you expect some short of magic wand for transforming 5 lines of code into a super performance super native looking app in 7 platforms! For getting a really great app you still have to think native.
Which you choose between both differs on your needs. In case you want a lot of platforms and something simple (in a web site logic) PhoneGap is the case. Titanium on the other hand is more ambitious. If you want something better performing and easily developed it is your choice. Forgot to mention titanium also ships with its own development environment so what you avoid is the notorious X-Code, Eclipse or other. Just push the export button.