Web or Hybrid?

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  1. Alan Mosley
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    Posted 18 Aug 2014 Link to this post

    I am about to build a phone app, but do not know a lot about building phone apps. I am an experienced programmer, and have been building applications in MVC.

    I do not need to use GPS or camera.

    I need to sell the app, I cant have people getting  to the app for free (I am thinking this alone rules out web)

    If I use hybrid, does that mean I have to build in JavaScript and use a WebApi to connect to database?

    I can use MVC in Web, but can I use MVC in Hybrid?

    What should I use?

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    Tyler avatar
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    Posted 21 Aug 2014 in reply to Alan Mosley Link to this post

    I would suggest going Hybrid even if you are not using anything from the device itself. It does mean you need to do everything in javascript since there are no server-side pages. This may be a good time to learn Angularjs.org if you haven't used that. JQuery works, too.

    About 3 months ago, I was in the same boat as you. I've never build a hybrid or native app. I learned about Angualar and Ionic and built a hybrid app from the ground up. 
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    Zdravko avatar
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    Posted 21 Aug 2014 Link to this post

    Hi Alan,

    In addition to Tyler's reply I want to add two blog post links that may shed some more light and help you to pick the best choice for you.
    Furthermore, Telerik also provides a framework for mobile development in the face of Kendo UI that you may find useful.
    A big plus and a great aspect of hybrid apps is the ability to access different native APIs through Cordova's plugins.


    Visit the Telerik Verified Plugins Marketplace and get the custom Cordova plugin you need, already tweaked to work seamlessly with AppBuilder.

  4. Alan Mosley
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    Posted 21 Aug 2014 in reply to Tyler Link to this post

    Thanks, I think I will go hybrid, I already use a lot of Knockoutjs, so I will use that rather then angularjs, much the same thing.

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