Titanium and PhoneGap Development

There is much debate going on whether PhoneGap rules the roost or whether Titanium is the better choice. Phonegap was created for web developers to use the skills that they already have and create mobile web apps and different types of functionalities with the help of native features on the device.  The approach offers more liberal license (MIT vs. Apache open source license) than Appcelerator Titanium. It is also easy to test it in different browsers and even in simulators created in Adobe Air. Other than iOS, it supports multiple mobile platforms.

Phonegap is perfectly suited if you’ve want to embed a mobile web page in an app and load it with other features and then display it in the app store. Nowadays, browsers do support JavaScript and hence this method of creating apps is quite popular and will continue to grow in the future.

While Appcelerator Titanium makes use of Javascript, it does not utilize UIWebView like Phonegap does. The apps have a very intense and complex compilation and hence they have a look, feel, and perform just like native apps which are generally coded with Objective-C since native UI components are being used.
With the help of Titanium, it is easier to get a native looking app and offers better performance than PhoneGap. It can also be extended to add different native features. It is also great if you as a developer want similar performance to the app which is created in Objective-C.

Though they are two frameworks, both have their share of detractors. PhoneGap wouldn’t be used of you wanted to create a true native interface or even an app which can boast of high performance. Appcelerator would work rather as you are coding with Objective-C which is definitely a plus point.

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