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Despite claims by Google to the contrary, developing for Android actually involves testing across multiple devices due to issues of fragmentation. This is especially true with developing PhoneGap applications, where due to the implementation of WebKit not only across different Android versions, but also across different devices due to custom modifications by the various Android partners, you can find numerous problems with Android WebKit, and of course, with PhoneGap itself.
This talk will walk through both the Android PhoneGap code, as well as the Android Open Source Project code, and it’s various derivations by manufacturers to expose the differences between each of the Android platforms, and what to expect, and what you shouldn’t take for granted when working on a Web Application on Android, regardless of whether it’s a PhoneGap application, or another framework based on Web Technologies.
Joe is the creator of the Android implementation of PhoneGap, which has been used in products featured in Popular Science, and as part of the Sony Web SDK. He also works on various client projects developing mobile applications for many platforms using PhoneGap and other frameworks that leverage web technologies. He spends his spare time going to various security conferences, and helping run the Vancouver Hacker Space, which he co-founded, as well as contributing to other Open Source projects.