VoV 096: Cordova and Vue with Daniel Purcell
In this episode of Views on Vue the panel interviews Daniel Purcell, asking him about using Cordova with Vue. He starts by explaining what Cordova is and how to get started with Cordova. The panel discusses using VueCLI with Cordova. Daniel explains how to make your app look like a mobile app and recommends some tools to help your app look more native.
The panel asks about the cons of using Cordova. Daniel explains how there is a small hit to the performance that rarely affects whether they use Cordova. The panel brings up the common complaint of camera problems, Daniel explains how to get past it.
The benefits of using Cordova are considered next. Daniel explains that debugging and building with Cordova is fast. It is also very economical because you can reuse much of your web apps in your mobile apps. He explains how easy it is to do this and walks the panel through it. They discuss push notifications. Daniel shares some of the apps they have built, the challenges they faced and how they overcame them.
The panel asks Daniel about testing Cordova apps, he walks them through beta testing in the Google play store and Testflight for iOS. The panel is intrigued by Codepush and how it allows you to dynamically update. Daniel shares resources for getting started and gotchas for developers to watch out for when using Cordova.
- Charles Max Wood
- Lindsay Wardell
- Deane Venske
- Austin Gil
- Daniel Purcell
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What is Cordova?
What are the benefits of using Cordova?
It’s stable, tons of plugins, reusable components, fast debugging, less expensive than other native options and small learning curve when coming from the web.
What should you do when using Cordova?
Stay current in Cordova, Android, and iOS to avoid breaking changes.
What is the con for using Cordova?
A small hit to performance and problems with the camera.