Genuitec has announced a public beta for GapDebug, a free debugger for hybrid mobile apps built on top of the Cordova/PhoneGap SDK. GapDebug integrates versions of the Safari Webkit Inspector and Chrome Dev Tools to offer an integrated debugging experience on OS X and Windows.
Cordova/PhoneGap 3.5.0 no longer support iOS 5, 3.6.0+ will not support WP 7, and future updates will come through npm.
PhoneGap has released PhoneGap Developer App, a tool for testing apps during development, bypassing the whole SDK and the need for compiling or signing the code. LiveReload with GapReload can do the same thing.
Dr. Dobbs has awarded the Jolt Award for Mobile and Coding Tools for 2014.
Taking a detour from their original pure-HTML5 approach to mobile development, Mozilla has been working on adding support for Firefox OS to Cordova, which has happened with the latest Cordova 3.4.0.
Developer can now deploy Chrome apps on Android and iOS with Apache Cordova 3.3.0.
PhoneGap 3.3 now offers the ability to recursively redirect Android resource loading requests. It also offers improvements for BlackBerry 10 and iOS debugging.
In conjunction with the release of PhoneGap 2.7, Adobe has announced that they are dropping support for everything before PhoneGap 2.0. This includes version 1.9, which is less than one year old.
The recently released Windows Azure updates include support for Hadoop service, HTML5/JS, CORS, PhoneGap including Mercurial, Dropbox, CodePlex and Bitbucket deployment integration.
Filepicker.io enables you to upload and store files from your own application via Facebook, Dropbox, Instagra, Flickr and etc including from your own computer.
The latest release of PhoneGap provides support for Windows Phone 8, InAppBrowser and also several improvements and bug fixes.
Now that the dust has settled on the unveiling of Oracle’s Application Development Framework (ADF) Mobile, InfoQ examines the reactions to the product from the community.
InfoQ's research initiative continues with a 4th question: "What are the Most Important and Mature Cross Platform Mobile Tools?". This is a new service we hope will provide you with up-to-date & bias-free community-based insight into trends & behaviors that affect enterprise software development. Unlike traditional vendor/analyst-based research, our research is based on answers provided by YOU.
Adobe will continue offering PhoneGap as a Cordova distribution along with PhoneGap Build and Adobe Shadow.
PhoneGap now supports all native functionality on Windows Phone 7 being on par with iOS and Android.