February 2, 2010

Cross Platform Hybrid Communication

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:19 pm by tetontech

For those who wish to develop their own hybrid library or framework here is a table that may be of help.  It also explains how QuickConnect communicates back and forth with the native device code on multiple platforms.

Key:

  • URL data transfer – Information must be passed as if the view was being updated with a new page to display or, in the Case of Android, and HTML “JavaScript:” URL is used.
  • Direct Call – JavaScript objects are available from the underlying language or underlying objects are available from within JavaScript depending on the direction of the call.
  • Built In – The native development environment is HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
Device To Native From Native
iPhone/touch/iPad URL data transfer Direct Call
Android Direct Call URL data transfer
Blackberry Direct Call Direct Call
Palm WebOS Built In Built In
Nokia/Symbian with QT Direct Call Direct Call
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