PhoneGap Mobile HTML5 Framework Now Support Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango"

Windows Phone Developers team announced the availability of a PhoneGap beta supporting Windows Phone Mango."This new option to build applications targeting Windows Phone gives more choices to developers. In particular, Web developers will be able to easily leverage their HTML5 skills to target Windows Phone," informed JC Cimetiere.PhoneGap, is an open source mobile framework that […]

Windows Phone Developers team announced the availability of a PhoneGap beta supporting Windows Phone Mango.

"This new option to build applications targeting Windows Phone gives more choices to developers. In particular, Web developers will be able to easily leverage their HTML5 skills to target Windows Phone," informed JC Cimetiere.

PhoneGap, is an open source mobile framework that enables developers to build applications targeting multiple platforms, by using standard web technologies (HTML5, CSS and JavaScript). On Windows Phone Mango PhoneGap leverages the new HTML5 support provided by IE9.

Here's a screen shot of the PhoneGap Unit Test application running on the Windows Phone emulator:

The current beta version includes most of the basic features, and includes JavaScript APIs to use Windows Phone Mango features like:

  • Access Device Information (UDDI and stuff)
  • Add and search Contacts
  • Connection status (network / wifi connection status)
  • Alerts/Notification (alert and confirm)
  • Media Capture (Image and Audio)
  • Camera
  • Accelerometer
  • Geolocation

PhoneGap beta libraries are available for downloaded from GitHub.