PhoneGap mobile HTML5 framework adding support for Windows Phone Mango
[Cross posted from the Windows Phone Developer Blog]
We’re very excited to join Nitobi to announce availability of a PhoneGap beta supporting Windows Phone Mango. This new option to build applications targeting Windows Phone gives more choices to developers. In particular, Web developers will be able to easily leverage their HTML5 skills to target Windows Phone.
The beta version of the PhoneGap libraries can be downloaded from: https://github.com/phonegap/phonegap-wp7
We have been in touch with André Charland and Brian Leroux (Co-Founders of Nitobi the creator of PhoneGap), who are seeing a growing interest from the PhoneGap developer community to target Windows Phone. So we’ve started working with Nitobi, helping to speed up the development of Windows Phone Mango support in PhoneGap by providing engineering resources and technical support.
- Access Device Information (UDDI and stuff)
- Add and search Contacts
- Connection status (network / wifi connection status)
- Alerts/Notification (alert and confirm)
- Media Capture (Image and Audio)
Here’s a screen shot of the PhoneGap Unit Test application running on the Windows Phone emulator:
I encourage you to read Nitobi’s blog post to get more details on how the whole process works.
This is the first step toward having full PhoneGap support for Windows Phone Mango. Stay tuned, we will provide updates and more extensive demos as progress is made. With Windows Phone Mango Released to Manufacturing and developer tools hitting “Release Candidate”, it’s the perfect time to start testing, give feedback and join the PhoneGap open source project.