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Plans for Cordova support for HTML5 webapps?

asked 2014-01-08 16:03:20 +0300

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updated 2015-09-24 17:04:22 +0300

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Apache Cordova (formerly known as PhoneGap) provides mujlti-platform device APIs important to developers of mobile webapps and supported on the main mobile platforms. Are there any plans to make the Sailfish browser a supported platform for Cordova, allowing webapp developers to easily target Jolla phones?

I realise the primary app development environment is Qt/QML but support of multi-platform HTML5 apps would be very useful.

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Isn't this something community can work on too, if there is interest?

Jukka ( 2014-01-30 13:13:53 +0300 )edit

@Jukka I am not part of the Cordova development community but I think the answer is no.

From a technical point of view, I believe it requires a well-defined native code extension mechanism in the browser. Is that available for Sailfish browser?

And I think that in order to get existing Cordova developers to work on Sailfish they would want to see a commitment from Jolla to Cordova (and probably practical assistance such as phones). I have no information on this but it looks to me like that is the way Tizen support has been added.

I may be completely wrong, of course, and I welcome correction from someone more knowledgeable.

gcobb ( 2014-01-30 13:47:21 +0300 )edit

Just looking at https://github.com/apache/cordova-qt, it seems somebody could port it over to Sailfish and try. Then it can be added to Sailfish OS potentially too.

Jukka ( 2014-01-30 13:51:04 +0300 )edit

Original comment deleted: I had just thought about maybe using the Qt support but Jukka was way ahead of me!

gcobb ( 2014-01-30 14:01:40 +0300 )edit

Are there any news updates for this functionality? Since SailfishOS 2.0 is out now it could be a killer functionality for the tablet and a nice feature for the phone...

PatsJolla ( 2015-09-24 16:55:06 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-03-02 19:53:28 +0300

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A concrete application of cordova would be the use of cloud solution of cozy .
that is an alternative to owncloud. I got the information from the cozy team that the Cozy Mobile application it's an app written with Cordova. Seems that cozy has a nice interface, and for those who want to build their own cloud server, and have some problem with owncloud. then the alternative which is missed would be cozy. Pydio and seafile doesn't have the calendar, contact and task sync.

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