What is PhoneGap?
The only issue with PhoneGap (and app creation in general) is that Apple requires an Apple developer account – which entails a background check and a fee of around £60 a year. If you try to export the app for iOS without an Apple developer account, it will fail, so make sure you’re signed up before you do all the hard work!
How do I create an app?
– Go to the PhoneGap Build tab under ‘site’ in the Dreamweaver toolbar, and select ‘PhoneGap Build’. The panel opens, and you can choose how to create the project.
– Click ‘create new project’ and then ‘rebuild application’. The server then builds the native apps (Apple won’t work until you add your developer sign in key as said earlier).
– Once the app is built, you can choose to view a simulation, download it to your computer desktop, or generate a QR code to download the app onto your phone.
It’s worth pointing out that PhoneGap is available online for free too, but having it in Dreamweaver where you’ve coded your site makes it much easier to simply click a button and have an app come out of the other end. For more information, take a look at Adobe’s explanation video.