PhoneGap: Use the iPhone SDK’s Features from HTML / JavaScript


PhoneGap is a free and open source framework and development tool that opens up the iPhone’s SDK to Web developers – allowing them to access features such as the accelerometer and geo-location tools directly from HTML and Javascript powered Web pages. Support for accessing the camera and “vibration” are pending. The source is directly available from a Github repository.

The catch? Due to the features used and integration required, Web sites that use PhoneGap’s features need to be packaged up into Webkit-powered Site Specific Browsers. Essentially, your site becomes a app that includes a Web browser that browses your site and which has access to PhoneGap’s features.

As well as its official site, PhoneGap also has a Google Group and a Twitter feed (@phonegap).

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