Many customers ask us: “What is the difference between IBM Worklight and PhoneGap?” Well, here it is:
- However, you should understand that IBM Worklight and PhoneGap aren’t so easily compared because they are not the same thing.
- Although this article compares PhoneGap and IBM Worklight, it is meant to show that they are not competitive products.
- IBM Worklight leverages PhoneGap and adds to its capabilities as a deeper mobile solution.
- IBM Worklight actually comes packaged with PhoneGap. Worklight extends its reach as a full Mobile Application Platform as opposed to just being a script library or mobile app packaging client.
We’ve broken down some of the features into 4 areas in the Mobile App Life Cycle: Design, Build, Deploy & Manage. You can also DOWNLOAD a PDF copy of this comparison..
|HTML5, CSS3, JS SUPPORT
|3RD PARTY EXTENSIBLE
|BUILD WITHOUT NATIVE SDK
|ACCESS NATIVE DATAVIEW AND SENSORS
|ACCESS NATIVE COMMON CONTROLS TABBAR, OPTIONS MENU, AND MORE
|INTEGRATED SHELL CODING
|MOBILE BROWSER SIMULATOR
|INTEGRATED BACKEND CONNECTION
|ENCRYPTED OFFLINE STORAGE
|UNIFIED PUSH NOTIFICATIONS
|FORCE UPDATE/DISABLE APPLICATION
|BI REPORTS INTEGRATION
*PhoneGap as a library resource must be used with an existing environment so there are many things it cannot “do” by itself.
You can also DOWNLOAD a PDF copy of our OpenLogix IBM Worklight & PhoneGap Comparison.
For more information visit our IBM Worklight page.