Mobile apps are shiny, new and still exciting for users and developers. As it turns out, designers can easily tap into all of this.
From Google’s documentation: “There are essentially two ways to deliver an application on Android: as a client-side application (developed using the Android SDK and installed on user devices as an
.apk) or as a web application (developed using web standards and accessed through a web browser—there’s nothing to install on user devices).”
Phonegap (Apache Cordova)
Phonegap, soon to be renamed Apache Cordova, is an open-source mobile development framework developed by Adobe Systems. It allows web based development with all of it’s visual and technical advantages and disadvantages. It also allows you to access native featurs such as the camera, gps and accelerometer.
Be sure to try out one of my trivia apps in the Android Market. Let me know what you think I can improve.
Brian E. Young is a graphic designer and artist in Baltimore, MD.