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Apache Cordova

It is suitable for making portable applications, with almost the same code for several platforms. You can access native features of the device or use an open source plug-in from the repository to create a local database and access the internal storage of the device. It is wonderful for the construction of a native application, through the use of standard web code. It is not recommended for enterprise applications.
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Moovweb

Moovweb is well suited for companies that might be resourced challenged in their e-commerce and IS departments. We really needed to be minimally involved to have the work run smoothly and get us up and running in a short amount of time with a mobile version of our website. They do a great job of addressing all of your needs and challenges when you present them. Their approach is always "can do" not "we will see if we can do". They figure it out.
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Pros

  • Cordova makes it very easy to develop apps for multiple platforms. The setup is very simple when it comes to creating a project, adding platforms, building and deploying apps. If you have a little mobile app development experience, all you need to know is HTML, CSS, Javascript and only a handful of cordova commands to get started with your hybrid app.
  • Cordova provides a simple solution to access any and all of the device features through native plugins. You have a host of third-party and cordova plugins available to use device features like filesystem, camera, health kit, location services etc. You can also write your very own plugins and use them for your cordova based apps.
  • Cordova is free to use! The only cost you will bear is the individual mobile platform developer program enrollment cost to deploy your apps to those platforms.
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  • Moovweb takes the time to really understand your needs and challenges and is willing to work with and address them. They are partners during and AFTER implementation.
  • Moovweb and their implementation partner 64Labs has a fantastic response time and work ethic. They really will do what it takes.
  • Moovweb takes the time to share their product road map with customers.
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Cons

  • Cordova app code runs inside a webview component. So, expect the performance to be a little slower as compared to the native apps. This is more noticeable on older devices though. It is hardly noticeable when it comes to newer mobile devices.
  • Crashes can be hard to debug since the crash logs will not point you to the culprit javascript code. This is not a limitation of Cordova alone. Any other hybrid mobile app development platform suffers the same problem.
  • Even with tools like Safari debugger and Chrome debugger, it can be tricky to measure graphics and animation performance. Achieving smooth animations can be a bit of a challenge sometimes with hybrid mobile apps in general.
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  • There is not anything specific I would like to see done differently.
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Moovweb8.8
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As an implementer of technology it just works. It's very good at doing a simple but powerful thing, and products like that tend to stick around and get better. And we've seen the value of the platform increase to customers as everyone has moved beyond just getting a mobile site to trying to do good things with it.
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Moovweb8.2
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Good set of customer success people combined with the flexibility to use high-quality onshore partners if workload increases at busy times. I think Moovweb's support efforts are pretty solid.
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Moovweb9.1
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  1. Don't spend weeks in design. Because of the way the technology works nuances of design can change very quickly further down the line. We have changed the look of the product list for a client a week before launch.
  2. Push for getting the project into UAT within four weeks of the kickoff of the project. There are few retailer projects that need to take more than that. In my experience the more concentrated the timeline the more effective the implementation.
  3. Check that there are no major changes planned on desktop during the time of your implementation (another reason to keep the development to four weeks).
  4. If you have custom mobile content requirements, get them to your implementer at the start. Moovweb is great at heavy-lifting existing content, but your implementer will need to recommend solutions for custom content that will need to be tested. Get these requirements out at the start.
  5. Make a list of your desktop plugins. Moovweb can handle them all, but they can be handled in different ways
  6. If you have Paypal/Google Wallet and want it on mobile as part of your project, talk about that early on.
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Alternatives Considered

I have worked on Appcelerator Titanium and also on Apache Cordova and I find Cordova is a much stable, easy, performant and cost effective solution to developing hybrid mobile apps. I will go with Apache Cordova over Appcelerator Titanium any day.
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This is the only mobile technology we have used. We went through an extensive research and vetting process. In the end Moovweb was the best choice for technology and business needs. We considered the following companies: Moovweb,Mobify, Usablenet, Mad Mobile, SKAVA, Wompmobile. Forrester has a mobile infrastrucutre services report that could be very helpful.
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Return on Investment

  • Development timeline for making Cordova apps targeting multiple platform is lower than developing individual native apps for each platform.
  • Its easy to learn and set up. Coming from a native app development background, the learning curve for me was fairly small to get started with my hybrid app.
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  • Traffic to our site using mobile device is up 46% since our implementation.
  • Orders being placed using mobile device is up 36% since our implementation.
  • Revenue coming from mobile i sup 28% since our implementation.
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Apache Cordova

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Free Trial
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Moovweb

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Free Trial
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