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Adobe Phone Gap

8 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

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87 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

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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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Mendix

Mendix really shines when delivering Mode 2 in bimodal application development. This is where the requirements are unclear and change often. While it can be used for developing Mode 1 applications, this is not where its sweet spot is.
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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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  • Mendix is a great tool to support agile scrum working. It allows client and developer to work closely together, quickly creating iterations of functionality to support the business case.
  • Mendix is a motivating tool to work with for developers. Most of the tedious repetitive programming work is taken away, allowing developers to quickly put together functionality and only diving into code when it gets interesting.
  • Mendix's visual domain models are extremely strong. It makes it easy to see what's happening and the benefits from a good domain model are always clear later on in the project.
  • Mendix can be easily enriched both front-end and back-end by using the widget (Javascript) and Java actions framework.
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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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  • I'd like to see binary data stored in non-persistable entities.
  • I'd like full WYSIWYG UI development environment (and I know it's on the way).
  • I'd like to see Mendix integrate machine-learning into the development process and so be able to make recommendations to (particularly new) developers when it detects the development of "anti-patterns" and dead-ends: real-time QA and best practice feedback.
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A 10 would say I have nothing to wish for. A 9 means I haven't seen anything better.This tool really helps you in the whole creation and maintenace cycle, so from requirements to building/modeling to testing to deploying to capturing feedback.
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The combination of a forum, a support desk, expert services and great partners make that you can solve just about any issue.
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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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Because of my initial success in another business using Mendix, I did not search for competing solutions when I built the Kermit application.
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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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  • Request for Mendix projects is constant. When you hire a Mendix consultant, you know (s)he will be busy 100%
  • Scrum has become a religion because of Mendix.
  • It created a sense of community, a culture of sharing, working together and having fun.
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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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Mendix

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Mendix Editions & Modules
Mendix
On-premise Edition
Enterprise Edition
$1,6751
Pro Edition
$1,2501
1. per month (billed annually)
SaaS Edition
Free Edition
$0
Pro Edition
$1,2502
Enterprise Edition
$1,6752
2. per month (billed annually)
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