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Although not a David vs. Goliath type of battle, this is a question that our sales team often gets from our respected clients whenever we negotiate best practices for upcoming mobile application development project. I am sure most of you would be happy to see this question resolved permanently here on Mobiloitte’s corporate blog.
I must mention that this is not a question of definite selection of one over the other and it depends on the client’s requirement, the functionality and the objective behind the application
PhoneGap is not made for developing native applications. Instead, PhoneGap gives you a better options for sharing applications with your user. It is the way to alter your application for mobile phones and serve it to the Apple App Store and Google Play instead forcing the user to make a bookmark or a shortcut on his home screen. PhoneGap allows you to use some of the phones features through APIs to boost your application.
What would be the conclusion?
Titanium produces better native applications because (of the mapping) they are native. PhoneGap Applications are simply Web based applications.
What do you think should be the choice of a mobile app developer facing this question for first time? Share in comments.