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From Andy Grunwald <>
Subject Official architecture picture of Apache Cordova?
Date Sun, 25 Nov 2012 13:35:14 GMT

in the last weeks, i made some expierence with PhoneGap / Apache Cordova.
At first, it looks like a really nice framework with much potential.
I want to say thanks for your hard work!

As a student (Business Informatics) i want to take a deeper look.
At the moment i write a small (ca. 12 pages) term paper for my university.
For this task i`ve looking for an _official_ picture / description about
the internal Phonegap architecture and how it is build in the different

E.g. on iOS:
Does ist "only" open a modified UIWebView and provide some interfaces for
the phone APIs (through the modification)? (i know, this sounds a little
bit "to simple").
Or on which way it works?
And what about the other mobile os?

If you start a google search about "Phonegap architecture" [1] you find
mane _different_ pictures.
But i found no official _detailled_ description.
During my research i found a blog post from Andrew Trice about "PhoneGap
Explained Visually". [2]
This post is a good _overview_. But this is far from a detailed description.

Okay, i know. If i want information which are the current state, the source
is the way to go.
But perhaps anyone has blogged about his "way through the source"?

_How_ is phonegap able to provide native mobile device features (like
camera or device information like uuid) through the nate UIWebView (iOS)
or android.webkit.WebView (Android)?

Thanks for reading and have a nice day,


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