Hybrid App with Server side UI

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  1. Alex
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    Posted 25 Feb 2014 Link to this post

    The way I understand hybrid app development using Telerik (and other vendors) is to place the "site" on the device with PhoneGap or Cordova. My question is, is there a 4th solution, one which sits between a hybrid and a web which includes the PhoneGap "shell" on the device and which points to a cloud based web site?

    The basic functionality would make this an attractive solution, but some of the PhoneGap capabilities may not be available in this architecture. What would these be if any?

    Thanks
    Alex
  2. Zdravko
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    Posted 28 Feb 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Alex,

    You can use Cordova's InAppBrowser API to open external sites, but as a limitation you can not use Cordova APIs as described in their help article.
    We have a sample application which you can use to gather some more information of the API, what it does and whether would help you to accomplish your goals.
    Thanks.

    Regards,
    Zdravko
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  3. Alex
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    Posted 28 Feb 2014 in reply to Zdravko Link to this post

    Thanks Zdravko. It makes sense that some features will not be available. We mainly use push notifications and that is handled by the OS so I assume those would continue to work as intended. Do you agree?

    For the more "complex" features such as the camera and geo location plugins, we could use hybrid "pages", but most if not all of our requirements do not need any plugins at all.
  4. Zdravko
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    Posted 04 Mar 2014 Link to this post

    Hi Alex,

    I believe your goal should be achievable.
    I did some tests with our Telerik Baas Push Notification sample app and I received notifications sent from the backend even in the InAppBrowser view.
    Thanks for contacting us and good luck in your initiative.

    Regards,
    Zdravko
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