Nitobi Launches PhoneGap for Windows Phone 'Mango'
Nitobi, maker of the PhoneGap mobile cross-platform application development framework, and Microsoft announced a new beta of PhoneGap for the Windows Phone 7 "Mango" release.Nitobi and Microsoft have announced that the HTML5-powered PhoneGap cross-platform mobile application development framework now supports Windows Phone 7 "Mango" devices. In a Sept. 8 blog post, Jesse Macfeyden, senior software engineer at Nitobi, the maker of PhoneGap, announced a new beta of PhoneGap for Windows Phone "Mango." Macfeyden also said Nitobi has dedicated two developers to the project-himself and another engineer named Herm Wong. And Microsoft is lending engineering resources and technical support for the project.
"We've been busy dusting off our Silverlight+C# skills and implementing the other APIs," he said.
- Access Device Information (UDDI and more) - Add and search Contacts - Connection status (network/WiFi connection status) - Alerts/Notification (alert and confirm) - Media Capture (Image and Audio) - Camera - Accelerometer - GeolocationAPIs to come include file and storage APIs, Macfeyden said. Macfeyden lauded Microsoft for its standards compliance efforts with Internet Explorer 9. "IE9 is a much more standards-compliant browser than previous IEs, and implements commonly used html5 features like DOMContentLoaded events, addEventListener interfaces, and CSS3," he said. "Be sure to use to get the html5 implementation; otherwise the browser may fall back to a compatibility mode, and your code will likely choke and die."