IBM Worklight provides ongoing integration of, and support to, Apache Cordova
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This blog post is contributed by Miku Jha, Product Manager of IBM MobileFirst Platform.
IBM Worklight Studio also offers a mobile browser simulator that can be used during the development cycle to test mobile web and hybrid applications using a desktop browser. In addition to supporting cross-platform browser testing for mobile devices, the mobile browser simulator provides implementations of the various Apache Cordova APIs. By providing default implementations of these Cordova APIs, users can test hybrid applications that leverage device features without having to run on the actual device, decreasing development time and effort that would required to repeatedly deploy the application to a device.
IBM Worklight's latest version, 6.0, supports Cordova 2.6. By including Cordova as part of Worklight, it is supported by IBM such that if a Worklight user reports a bug that is being tracked down to Cordova then it is being treated with the same priority as other Worklight defects (including fixes if necessary).
Moreover, IBM actively contributes to the Cordova community. As the community adds new features and capabilities in the stack, IBM Worklight provides active support and integration, working behind the scene with the community, so customers can get the updated features in a timely, consistent manner. This includes recent updates bundled into PhoneGap 3.0 that was announced earlier this month at PhoneGap Day 2013:
To see the seamless integration of Cordova and Worklight today, download the free Worklight Developer Edition, which gives you tools and an app server in an easy-to-install Eclipse plug
Miku Jha is a Product Manager of IBM MobileFirst Platform. Follow Miku Jha on Twitter at @miku_jha.