Category: Software

Google Dart and PhoneGap

The past few weeks I’ve written some Dart then compiled it to javascript and used the phonegap framework.
Dart docs are typical Google style: ever changing and lacking especially when compared with the king of documentation Microsoft.
What is more phonegap no matter the recent efforts is shouting to me “I am an ugly hack please don’t take me seriously” ™ and once again the documentation does not help as it is sparse.
So thank you very much I will stick to native Windows phone and Android development and yes I know kitkat webview is chromium based. Yes performance is a main issue but is the app working as expected in the first place? With phonegap for me it’s no sir. Huge development time wasted avoid at all cost (well,  most of the time 😉 launcher

Tried launcher today and it is difficult to install from Greece with no reason.
Nice idea app icons are too round and iPhone style.
Good blurring between web and native but Google is going native and starts to hate the web so congrats on the Firefox os focus hope they survive.
Search should at least expand to chrome history and in general mimic Google now as close as possible. I know.. Good luck with that.