PhoneGap Developer

We wish Adobe had more apps out there for Windows Phone. They’ve had Adobe Reader out for a long time and today just released a new app. Sorry, it’s not Photoshop or Lightroom for your phone. Instead it’s an app called PhoneGap Developer. Surprise. It’s aimed squarely at any Windows Phone developer using PhoneGap to make apps.

PhoneGap is a mobile development framework that Adobe purchased in 2011. It allows developers to build apps for various platforms using languages like JavaScript HTML5 and CSS3. Apps built using PhoneGap have their pros and cons on Windows Phone. Developers wanting to get their apps from Android and iOS onto Windows Phone quickly really seem to like using PhoneGap. It helps developers with limited resources to bring apps to a new platform. The only downside is that you get these hybrid apps that don’t get to take full advantage of some of the native capabilities of the platform.

PhoneGap Developer Screenshots

Apps like Spiegel Online and Untappd have made their way to Windows Phone thanks to PhoneGap.

PhoneGap Developer is a new app from Adobe that allows devs to test their work. After you install the app on your phone you’ll be able to connect to the PhoneGap desktop app to instantly view and test your project. There’s no need to re-sign, re-compile or reinstall your app to test any code changes you make. Plus you get access to device APIs that aren’t available in web browsers.

Get more info on the PhoneGap Developer app over at

So anyone developing for Windows Phone using PhoneGap is encouraged to give this app a download.

You can download PhoneGap developer from the Windows Phone Store.

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