Building a Mobile Web Application is the fastest way to get a mobile app in the hands of your users. You get to build an app at a fraction of the cost of building native, it works on multiple devices from day one, and you don’t need to go through the appstore publishing process (if you want to find out why Mobile Web Applications are the way to go, check this free eBook).
But sometimes Mobile Web Applications just don’t cut it… you either need to access a specific features of the mobile device – like the camera or address book – or you really want to get your app in the appstore. If that’s the case, Hybrid Applications are a great solution.
In this video, we show you how to build such a Hybrid Application using the OutSystems Platform
to build the Mobile Web Application, and PhoneGap
to create a native shell on top of your Web Application.
You can find the code snippets used in this video here
, and the PhoneGap component for OutSystems is available from the OutSystems Forge