Application Craft has created an alternative to Adobe’s Phonegap Build it says has everything that platform offers plus a number of extra plugins.
The company says developers can take any HTML5, CSS, JS App or Site code and compile it into a binary that can be deployed to mobile device maker app stores.
Meanwhile Brightcove announced what is called a major new release of its App Cloud mobile app platform, which it says “provides a dramatic improvement over first generation hybrid app platforms” like PhoneGap.
The new release introduces an open native plugin architecture, includes built-in integrations with major third-party technologies from Google and comScore, and dramatically expands App Cloud’s integrated support for push notifications, Brightcove said in a news release.
By bringing together the native device APIs and supporting cloud services required to deliver rich, content-centric applications into a highly productive, fully-supported platform, App Cloud enables Web developers to build mobile and tablet apps more quickly and cost-effectively for both iOS and Android platforms, Brightcove also said.