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Adobe Phone Gap

If you want to teach your team or students how to program and learn programming languages, you would not want to utilize Phone Gap software. The Phone Gap software creates an easy fix to avoid learning every programming language for mobile devices. This creates a learning curve for some programmers because they no longer need to learn every language to be successful. However, for personal growth, this could pose an issue if programmers need to change jobs and are only capable of programming in web languages and then translate them using Phone Gap.Adobe Phone Gap works wonderfully for what our company uses it for. We use it because we have app launch deadlines and our programmers are invested in the company; therefore, they are aware that output is our goal, not actually learning the various languages, but more making sure the client is happy
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Contentful

If you have a large amount of content that you want to store and categorize all of your content, then this is a great tool for you. Also if you want to speed up your time for page creation, this is a great resource for you. Just be sure that you have some dev help to get everything set up so that you can go full steam.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Phone Gap
Contentful
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Phone Gap
Contentful
10.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Phone Gap
Contentful
7.5
API
Adobe Phone Gap
Contentful
9.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Phone Gap
Contentful
6.0

Web Content Creation

Adobe Phone Gap
Contentful
7.6
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Phone Gap
Contentful
8.5
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Phone Gap
Contentful
9.0
Admin section
Adobe Phone Gap
Contentful
7.5
Page templates
Adobe Phone Gap
Contentful
7.0
Library of website themes
Adobe Phone Gap
Contentful
5.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Phone Gap
Contentful
9.0
Publishing workflow
Adobe Phone Gap
Contentful
7.3

Web Content Management

Adobe Phone Gap
Contentful
5.7
Content taxonomy
Adobe Phone Gap
Contentful
8.3
SEO support
Adobe Phone Gap
Contentful
7.5
Bulk management
Adobe Phone Gap
Contentful
4.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Phone Gap
Contentful
3.0

Pros

  • Adobe Phone Gap has an extremely simple user interface that allows for easy learning to occur.
  • Adobe Phone Gap provides support for web languages and allows you to write in three of the main languages and transfer them to another language for use. This solves a common programming issue and is the greatest strength of the software.
  • Their desktop application allows for easy installation and programming.
  • Adobe provides quick support with questions about how to use the software.
  • The build interface notifies you of errors extremely quickly and helps identify the issue in your programming. You get an easy idea of what needs to be updated and adjusted.
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  • Full control of the design and functionality
  • Easy to use
  • Content management
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Cons

  • I would like to see the ability to write mobile applications using SWIFT and then use Phone Gap software or plug-ins to be able to transfer the iOS language into the Android language or to Java, CSS and HTML.
  • We've experienced errors when transferring from one language to another. We worked on solving the issue and then had to simply adjust the native language and functionality for it to work.
  • I have a team of graphic designers who would be able to like to assist in building of the apps but they are very limited, so perhaps adding functionality like a wix or weebly where there are options given that can drag and drop so marketing teams can support development.
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  • Contentful uses "references" to allow you to build very modular content. If I have a "slider" content type, I can create a "slide" content type which references a "button" content type, and so forth. This works well, but I occasionally wish there was a better solution for one-off content, like a settings page. Currently, this is done for creating an entire content type called "settings" with a single entry. Not a big deal, but not ideal, either.
  • There are a few quirks with GatsbyJS integration, etc, but these issues are being fixed and improved upon very quickly.
  • A minor gripe, but Contentful does not have a way to organize fields within an entry. Entries with many fields are somewhat tiresome to scroll through.
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Alternatives Considered

We have not found competitors to Adobe Phone Gap that allows us to be able to code and transfer into alternative languages. The only alternative is to write in the languages required by apple and google in order to launch our apps on their devices and in their app stores. Using Phone Gap removes the learning curve of needing to write in each individual language and therefore would beat the competition because from what we have found and been recommended, there is no alternative to Adobe Phone Gap that is worth pursuing
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Contentful was the most user-friendly platform that everyone in our company could understand. It doesn't have the integrations that WordPress does, but it was easier for everyone in our organization to use. We've also seen good ranking and traffic from the pages created in Contentful compared to other platforms that we've used.
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Return on Investment

  • Adobe Phone Gap had a positive ROI. The cost is small in terms of financial investment and is also small in terms of educating employees on coding languages. The time it takes to learn how to use the software is minimal. Time is crucial to meet client deadlines and Phone Gap definitely assists in speed of production.
  • The negative impact is that the coding process becomes monotonous since our employees are already experts in Java and HTML, and they have an interest in learning to write in Swift and Python. Using just web languages could be boring.
  • As a business it helps to meet and exceed expectations and projections. The company expects to launch 7 apps within the next 7 months, and currently already have 2 apps ready to launch within the first month of using Adobe Phone Gap software.
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  • It speed up our content creation process
  • We've freed up dev and design resources for more important projects
  • Given freedom to people to create new pages, while keeping some control so they wouldn't make serious mistakes
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Pricing Details

Adobe Phone Gap

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Adobe Phone Gap Editions & Modules
Adobe Phone Gap
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Contentful

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Contentful Editions & Modules
Contentful
Edition
Starter
Free1
Plus
$99/month1
Pro
$199/month1
Enterprise
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