Thursday, November 17, 2016

Mobile App Development

What's been happening?

For the last couple of months, I have continued looking for work. Meanwhile, I have been expanding my skill set and adding my new skills to my resume. I've also taken on a few contracts as a freelance web developer. I just released my first project for Bliss Carpet Cleaning. This project uses PHP, a language I'd only dabbled in before. I've got another PHP project in the pipelines as well as a couple of projects built on Joomla.

What's next?

I've been playing in my mind with an idea for a mobile app and my wife suggested another one a few days ago. I haven't done mobile app development before, but I've been intrigued by it for quite a while. I've got Cordova and Android Studio set up on my computer and I'm going to figure out what it takes to make a mobile app run. There's going to be a lot of reading in my immediate future and I hope to share some of what I learn here.

Why Cordova?

I chose to go with Cordova because I felt that it would be the best way for me to get a mobile solution out. As an accomplished web developer, this incorporates an existing toolset. However, I don't want a pure web app because all of my ideas rely on native functionality of the mobile device and I would need a native app or a hybrid app to access that functionality.

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