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PhoneGap Development for Absolute Beginners

Learn the PhoneGap development framework and understand the Basic concepts of PhoneGap Applications.
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  • Full lifetime access
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What Will I Learn?
You will acquire a knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3
You will be able to create your First PhoneGap Application
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  • Helpful if you have knowledge of basic HTML tags, but not required

In software development, PhoneGap is a mobile development framework created by Nitobi. It enables software programmers to build applications for mobile devices using JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3, instead of relying on platform-specific APIs like those in iOS, Windows Phone, or Android. It enables wrapping up of HTML, CSS and Javascript code depending upon the platform of the device. It extends the features of HTML and Javascript to work with the device. The resulting applications are hybrid, meaning that they are neither truly native mobile application nor purely web-based.

The core of PhoneGap applications use HTML5 and CSS3 for their rendering, and JavaScript for their logic.


HTML : The student must know how to use HTML tags and attributes. Only a very basic understanding of HTML is assumed.

Programming: If you have some basic programming knowledge then it will be helpful. Knowledge of programming such as in Xcode, Core Java etc.

Notepad++ (Recommended): Notepad++ is a free, open-source text editor. Although JavaScript and HTML can be written using any text editor, Notepad++ is highly recommended because of features such as syntax highlighting and auto-complete.

What You will Learn in this Course

  • -Using PhoneGap to build an Application
  • -Understand the Basic concepts of PhoneGap Application

Course Outline

  • Setting Up the Development Environment
  • Course Introduction
  • Install Native Tool sets
  • Install Phonegap/Cordova
  • Build Your First Application
  • Hello world app for iOS and Android
  • Simulator Testing
  • And Basic HTML5
  • Elements
  • Tags
  • Attributes
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Who is the target audience?
  • If you are interested in Basic Phonegap training
  • Expert who wishes to brush up their Phonegap skills
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 10 Lectures Collapse All 10 Lectures 02:25:05
Introduction to PhoneGap
1 Lecture 08:28
Setting Up the Development Environment
2 Lectures 26:56

Install Nodes and Git
Build Your First Application
3 Lectures 52:40
Build your First Hello World App - Part 1

Build your First Hello World App - Part 2

Build your First Hello World App - Part 3
Basic HTML5
4 Lectures 57:01
Basic HTML Discussion

Basic HTML Demo

Hello World Demo

Basic CSS3
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