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Luigi A.

Mid-level PhoneGap Developer
5 years of experience

She has a years of total working experience and 5 years as PHP Developer. She is currently using PHP5 and Laravel framework in a web based application. . .

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John J.

Senior PhoneGap Developer
11 years of experience

7 years development experience focusing on PHP Experienced Full Stack Developer working on both Front End and Back End Experienced on using Wordpr. . .

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Andrey K.

Junior PhoneGap Developer
3 years of experience

A Web Developer with more than a years of working experience on PHP. Back End Developer with experience on PHP (CodeIgniter, Laravel), JavaScript (. . .

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Joan L.

PhoneGap Developer
10 years of experience

More than 5 years of Web Development experience focusing on PHP Has 3 years of experience on Wordpress Has 1 year of experience on Shopify and Mag. . .

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Luigi A.

Mid-level PhoneGap Developer
5 years of experience

She has a years of total working experience and 5 years as PHP Developer. She is currently using PHP5 and Laravel framework in a web based application. . .

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How to Hire the Best PhoneGap Developers

Before you hire PhoneGap developers, it is crucial for employers or recruiters to know more about the kind of developer that you are looking for. This comprehensive article for hiring PhoneGap developers will answer questions that you might have in order to hire the best PhoneGap developers.

 

But first, let’s define PhoneGap. A popular open source framework for building mobile applications, PhoneGap uses web technology to write applications in order to remove the difficulties of creating apps in multiple languages (such as Java and Objective-C). As such, PhoneGap allows developers to build cross-platform apps using popular web technologies HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

 

What sets PhoneGap apart from the rest is its robust tools which include:

  • PhoneGap Desktop app
  • PhoneGap Developer app
  • PhoneGap Build
  • PhoneGap’s command line interface

 

Now, when you look up the term ‘PhoneGap’ on search engines, the results would mostly show ‘Apache Cordova’. Because of its close relationship, it is often mistaken as one and the same, and used interchangeably. However, while the two platforms are connected, it is definitely different from each other.

 

Simply put, PhoneGap is an open source platform while Apache Cordova serves as the engine that powers PhoneGap. In a sense, it is just like the browser engine WebKit which powers search engines such as Safari.

 

Knowing this difference can also save you from confusion when hiring PhoneGap developers.

Why should you hire a PhoneGap developer?

When you hire PhoneGap developers, your business can create a wide range of mobile applications depending on your business needs. Hiring a PhoneGap developer will help your business reap the following benefits:

Rapid Development

Its rapid technology makes PhoneGap the best tool to transfer web development skills to mobile app creation. By leveraging popular web technologies, PhoneGap developers can easily and quickly produce new app features or versions. In turn, this allows businesses to satisfy the needs of their customers.

 

Cross-platform Functionality

Using only a single code base, PhoneGap developers can create applications that can run on multiple platforms. Being able to showcase your mobile app on different platforms will allow your business to reach greater potential customers.

 

Native APIs

PhoneGap allows developers access to all native device APIs such as GPS, accelerometer, and camera, among others. With this, even if you’re using web technologies to build your mobile app, your app will still behave as if it were a native app.

 

Open Source

PhoneGap’s free and open source technology allows developers and businesses to conveniently create mobile applications. The platform also boasts great community support which means there are more developers who can help provide you assistance or guidance and keep the platform robust and updated.

What technical skills should you look for when hiring PhoneGap developers?

When hiring PhoneGap developers, one must properly evaluate a candidate’s expertise and experience to ensure that you will be working with a PhoneGap developer who fits your mobile app needs. Aside from finishing a degree in Computer Science, IT, or other related tech degrees, here are must-have PhoneGap developer skills that you should look for:

Strong understanding and experience of Javascript OOP

This is one of the most important skills to look for when hiring PhoneGap developers as PhoneGap apps will involve a lot of JavaScript. Some of the must-have JavaScript OOP skills include knowledge in the following:

Class

This is a sample code on how to define a class:

var ProductEditor = function(productId) {
       this.productId = productId;
   };
   ProductEditor.prototype.save = function(callback) {
       //todo: save the form
   };

Namespace

For example:

if(window.demo == undefined) {
       demo = { };
   }
   if(demo.services == undefined) {
       demo.services = { };
   }
   //define a class under the namespace
   demo.services.ProductService = function () {
   };
   demo.services.ProductService.prototype.getProductById = function(id) {
       //todo: return product
   };
   //to use the service
   var service = new demo.services.ProductService();
   var product = service.getProductById(1);

 

Class inheritance

For example:

demo.services.EmailServiceProvider = function() {
       this.host = "smtp.gmail.com";
       this.port = 587;
   };
   demo.services.EmailServiceProvider.prototype.sendEmail = function(subject, body, to, cc) {
   };
   //define another that inherits the above provider
   demo.services.ContactUsEmailServiceProvider = function() {
       demo.services.EmailServiceProvider.call(this);
   };
   demo.services.ContactUsEmailServiceProvider.prototype = new demo.services.EmailServiceProvider();
   demo.services.ContactUsEmailServiceProvider.constructor = demo.services.ContactUsEmailServiceProvider;
   //override the parent method
   demo.services.ContactUsEmailServiceProvider.prototype.sendEmail = function(body) {
       demo.services.EmailServiceProvider.prototype.sendEmail.call(this, "contact us", body, "cail@shinetechchina.com");
   };
   //define new method
   demo.services.ContactUsEmailServiceProvider.prototype.saveToDB = function(body) {
   };

Skilled in other programming languages

Other programming languages and technologies that a PhoneGap developer should know are HTML5, and CSS. In addition, they must also be adept in desktop and mobile app development.

 

Capable in touch event handling

Even though third-party libraries (e.g. as jQuery mobile, Sencha Touch, KendoUI, and Nova PhoneGap framework) can already handle touch events, PhoneGap developers must know these three important touch events: touchstart, touchmove, and touchend.

 

Knowledgeable in PhoneGap API

Skilled PhoneGap developers must be able to know which features can and can not be supported by PhoneGap, what its free plugins are, and which projects are suitable for the platform. In addition, they must also keep up with the latest API updates.

 

Take note that these technical skills are the basic skills that eery PhoneGap developer must possess. Your technical requirements may still vary depending on your specific project needs.

 

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