[wp-hackers] GSoC 2014 Questions

Marko Heijnen mailing at markoheijnen.nl
Mon Mar 3 15:45:53 UTC 2014


I disagree that the benefits outweighs the concerns but it’s not only for me to decide if PhoneGap is a viable solution for GSoC.
If the mobile team will manage most of it then it should be objective-c since they know that better. Also I’m still unsure if building it with PhoneGap is a two month project.

1. Not having a developer account would mean that you need to buy it. You do earn money with GSoC so I would see it as a investment.
2. We should have a special version for tables.
3. 3 would be solved with 1 but I guess having the ability to borrow a iPhone is probably necessary.


Op 3 mrt. 2014, om 08:57 heeft Yatin Maan <yatinmaan1 at gmail.com> het volgende geschreven:

> 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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