- Mobile Web
- Hybrid Apps
- Native Apps
The Web 2.0 and Mobile Feature Pack gives you the components needed to build a Mobile Web Solution. However, as I discussed, there are cases when you need Hybrid solutions. Examples of requirements are:
- App Store Deployment.
- Access to Native Features like the Camera or contact list.
- Offline capabilities
- You can package your HTML web mobile app within PhoneGap.This would include creating a Dojo Build specific for your mobile app. That app would run completely local. (You can make REST calls for Data). In this scenario, your application upgrades require full deployment to the App Store.
- You can logically split your components as well, running some of your artifacts from the app and loading some web content from your server. In this way, you can have more control of your upgrades.
Loading Dojo From Remote Source:
Navigating to remote function:
<li id="policyMenu" dojoType="dojox.mobile.ListItem" url="http://myServer/Insurance/service/service.html" transition="slide" sync="false">
Manage Your Policy
Capture Dojo Transition event and check for network before loading remote view.
//Use PhoneGap API to check for network connection, if not there, return false.