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From Michal Mocny <>
Subject Re: Brainstorming Proposal: Implementing apps as plugins
Date Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:34:52 GMT
>From the plugin spec description: "a plugin could be a single JavaScript,
or some native code with no corresponding JavaScript." which I think
applies equally well to apps.

Plugins already support:
* asset's and platforms (which was just a feature requested to add to apps
for cordova-cli)
* config-file modification

So, if an app was bundled as a plugin with its www folder, then if it could
use config-file modification to set the startPage (this may not be
supported yet), would that be enough?  Ideally plugins would support
importing a while config.xml file?

Also, there is obviously a bit of confusion with using the name "plugin"
for an "app".


On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 1:25 PM, Michal Mocny <> wrote:

> It seems as if we could just add a trivial amount of extra functionality
> to plugins, after which we could implement apps using the same flow/tools
> as plugin dev.  This would have all kinds of benefits.
> Lets brainstorm what it would take to do this, and what roadblocks we
> would face, in order to examine the feasibility.
> -Michal

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