Adobe Launches Hosted PhoneGap Build Service For Creating Cross-Platform Mobile Apps

TechCrunch

Today Adobe announced that its Adobe PhoneGap Build service is out of beta. The service is based on the open source Apache Cordova and enables developers to use HTML, CSS and JavaScript to build cross-platform applications that work on iOS, Android and other mobile platforms.

PhoneGap was created by Nitobi, a company that Adobe acquired almost a year ago. Following the acquisition Adobe released the PhoneGap technology as open source under the name Apache Cordova.

Using PhoneGap Build developers can upload their HTML/CSS/JavaScript source code through a web interface or via Git and the service takes care of translating everything into HTML5-native hybrid apps. Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry OS, webOS and Symbian are supported.

According to PhoneGap Build FAQ, webOS and Symbian apps created with the service will be app market ready immediately, but “For Android, iOS, and BlackBerry, you’ll need to provide the correct certificates and/or…

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