The last months we developed a location based app to find the best movies nearby (in Germany). We have been quite successful in developing an app that performs well on desktop browsers. Currently we are struggling with making this app run well on mobile too (mobile web and especially PhoneGap).
I have a few questions, on which i would really like to hear your opinions:
- What is the best app you have experienced so far, that is based on HTML, JS & CSS? I am still unsure about the maximum quality one could achieve with this approach.
- Please have a look at our App Movie Ladder (Just Enter Berlin as city name on the start page). How well does it perform in your opinion? It would be great to hear which browser/device combination you used.
- Would it be possible to combine an approach like Titanium with EmberJS and achieve a high code reuse? Would it be possible to have a large common code base and just swap the DOM dependent parts? I imagine having specialized Titanium Views and a Router which tries to resemble the Router API we already know and the rest of the code stays the same.
I know that these questions are really broad and that there are lots of factors, that come into play on this topic. I just would like to know if it’s possible to create a great mobile app with EmberJS. And if it is, i would like to get some directions on how we could try to improve
PS: I am coming from a Java backend developer background and have therefore little knowledge in the browser environment. It was just yesterday that i learned that Phonegap is quite different from Mobile Safari. So i might lack knowledge, which is common sense for you guys.
PPS: EmberJS <.3 <.3