[wp-hackers] GSoC 2014 Questions

Yatin Maan yatinmaan1 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 3 07:57:22 UTC 2014

Anybody there ?

On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 9:40 PM, Yatin Maan <yatinmaan1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey,
> I am aware of that performance is not one of PhoneGap's strongest points
> but the app we are developing here is simple enough to not be bottlenecks
> by PhoneGap. If enough time is invested in optimising the app then it can
> achieve almost native speed (Health Tap was featured as an Editor's choice
> on the AppStore).
>  Plus, using PhoneGap we can deploy on multiple platforms ensuring maximum
> availability (I am thinking iOS , Android and if time permits Windows
> Phone).
> And all the apps having a single code base has its own benefits , imagine
> bugs are fixed/features are added to iOS versions yet Android is lagging
> behind because the particular developer who added the feature doesn't know
> Java. What I am trying  to say here is that yes PhoneGap Apps are a bit
> slow but if enough work is put into it that lag can be overcome (eg you can
> remove atleast 300ms delay per touch by using ontouch instead of
> onclick)  and the benefits provided by PhoneGap far outweigh the concerns.
> Now onto some questions,
> 1. How do compile the iOS App as I don't have an developer account ? (You
> need to have a key to
> 3. Do we need to create special versions for tablets or would stretching
> be fine ?
> 2. How do I debug the iOS App as  I don't have an iPhone ? (Though I have
> an iPad but its not jail broken and I would need an developer account to
> get the app on the iPad.)
> Thanks,
> Yatin

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