PhoneGap is an API Sponsor for HackVAN

I’m so happy to have Adobe supporting us by having the PhoneGap team participate in this year’s HackVAN. I also found Brian Leroux’s recent post on PhoneGap vs. Apache Cordova to be a great explanation.

With PhoneGap as one of the API sponsors, I expect to see a ton of cross-platform mobile applications show up at the hackathon on Saturday. Here’s a bunch more from PhoneGap in their own words:

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PhoneGap is happy to support the Vancouver developer community, especially since Vancouver is where we got our start!

For those who don’t already know, here’s the lowdown on PhoneGap:

PhoneGap is an open source platform for quickly building cross-platform mobile apps with HTML, CSS and JS. Think of PhoneGap as a framework that takes your web application, wraps it up in a native shell and enables it to be deployed to application stores across different mobile platforms. We support 7 operating systems: iOS, Android, BlackBerry, webOS, Symbian, Bada and Windows Phone.

In addition to modern Web standards, PhoneGap also gives access to device APIs that your standard browser does not have: accelerometer, contacts, device file system, camera and compass. Complement your HackVAN project by using PhoneGap and take it to the next level with additional device APIs. Add interactivity and easy monetization to your web application!

Here’s a sampling of our APIs:

  • Accelerometer: Tap into the device’s motion sensor
  • Contacts: Work with the device’s contact database
  • Compass: Obtain the direction that the device is pointing
  • Camera: Capture a photo using the device’s camera

Plus, you can check out the rest of our PhoneGap API docs over at

We’re also sending over a few guys from our crack team to help you hack.  Say hi to Fil MajMichael Brooks, and Yohei Shimomae on Saturday!

21 Mar 2012, 12:22pm
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