Mobile app developers today must walk a fine line between simplicity and functionality because of the sheer number of apps available on the market.
One important initial consideration during the development phase is that the app needs to function across multiple platforms (known as “cross platform mobile app development”). However, this goal can be exhausting and unattainable for businesses on the smaller scale – those with finite resources or a single developer on staff.
Cordova: The Definition
Cordova: The Lingo
- WebView: A browser application window that allows Cordova developers access to the user interface.
- Web Apps: The location where produced code “lives” in Cordova.
- Plugins: The interface that allows Cordova and native app components an environment to live in.
Cordova: Is It Right for My Business?
Do you wish to perform any of the following?
- Develop across platforms at the same time without needing a new language or tools.
- Launch apps in more than one app store.
- Mix native app components using WebView and still access the app across APIs.
- Use both WebView and native components for interface plugins.
If you answered yes to any of these conditions, then Cordova may be the framework for you.
For more information about Cordova, including details about Cordova Development Paths, visit our knowledge center. If you’re interested in using Cordova but need some assistance, our mobile app development consultants can help you along the way.