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From Brian LeRoux...@brian.io>
Subject Re: Cordova strategy for Hosted Apps
Date Mon, 09 Jun 2014 18:28:53 GMT
Jesse does well answering the queries. Our ideal is to get cordova-browser
somewhere production ready in the coming year.


On Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 1:24 PM, Jesse <purplecabbage@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Jeff,
>
> 1. Currently (out of the box) you can load the start page from the network
> or the device file system.  However, you need to be aware of both CORS
> issues as well as App store policies which may make this approach
> un-submittable [1] . You can achieve this either by setting the <content
> src=''/> in your config.xml file, or by redirecting from the index.html
> that is packaged with your app.  The latter approach allows you to respond
> to no-network issues, which you must do in mobile anyway.  cordova.js will
> need to live with your server pages, and any plugins, and
> cordova_plugins.js and all plugin files must match the versions of the
> native implementation that is compiled in the app.
>
> 2. Yes, it is a great way of testing, as you can skip the whole build, and
> just reload. If the app should function with/without the feature, then yes,
> it should detect it.
>
> 3. Similar to what you describe in  #2, for targeting browsers generically.
>
> [1]
> 2.12 Apps that are not very useful, unique, are simply web sites bundled as
> Apps, or do not provide any lasting entertainment value may be rejected.
> https://developer.apple.com/appstore/resources/approval/guidelines.html
>
> Cheers,
>   Jesse
>
>
> @purplecabbage
> risingj.com
>
>
> On Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 1:02 PM, Jeff Burtoft <jeffburt@microsoft.com>
> wrote:
>
> > I have a tool that allows developers to take their web apps and build
> them
> > into hosted store apps on Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone (8 and 8.1)
> called
> > the Web App Template<https://wat.codeplex.com/>.  Some of the developers
> > who are using the tool would like to see it go cross platform to Android
> > and iOS, so that the same config file could be used to build hosted apps
> > for the play store and App store just as it is on Windows.
> > I love the idea of going cross platform, and when I think cross platform,
> > I think Cordova, but after looking through some of the documentation, I'm
> > not sure if it's a good fit.  I'm looking for some direction on these
> > questions:
> >
> > 1.       Does Cordova have "hosted apps" (where the content lives on the
> > server as opposed to being packaged with the app) in its roadmap?  I
> > realize you can do this today on most platforms with a redirect, but it
> > seems to be more of a work around rather than a strategy.
> >
> > 2.       Does it make sense to make Cordova device APIs available to
> > hosted apps?  In general these apps also must function in a browser , so
> > the features would have to be implemented in a progressive enhancement
> > model.
> >
> > 3.       I see a build for Browser<
> > https://github.com/apache/cordova-browser> on the Cordova website.  What
> > are the plans for this build?
> >
> >
> > Can anyone help clarify some of this?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Jeff Burtoft
> > --------
> > HTML5 Evangelist \\ Web Technologies
> > \\ Microsoft
> > --------
> >
> >
>

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