phonegap vs appMobi

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Post » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:23 pm

So i've been trying various ways to get my game on android phones with varied success

Phonegap wont give me anything besides a blank, white screen
AppMobi however worked perfectly but i had to do some serious tweaking to get a decent framerate on my small test app

So i'm wondering how phonegap compares to appMobi performance wise?
Since phonegap is free should i expect even lower performance from it?

Are there other viable alternatives or do i just have to put in some work on really optimizing my game if i want it android?
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Post » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:46 pm

Both are meh. Honestly I'd wait for a better option.
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Post » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:57 pm

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Post » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:00 pm

Yea, i may have to stick it out a bit longer

Cocoonjs looks really promising from the demo. Hopefully it will be compatible with C2 down the line
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Post » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:09 pm

Appmobi's performance is about to get better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_ajYkKZuDo
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Post » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:14 pm

[QUOTE=Arima] Appmobi's performance is about to get better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_ajYkKZuDo[/QUOTE]
Yea, i've seen it before, i think it was posted in the subreddit

So how close is that to being real?
Because on the test i ran on a Sony tablet s and a lg optimus 2x it was rather choppy with only a few object on screen
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Post » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:35 pm

@jn2002dk, are you using r81? You may have the export bug when exporting to PhoneGap. Should be fixed in r82.

PhoneGap and appMobi should in theory have identical performance, because they both just use the phone's browser to run the game. However, as the video shows we're working on directCanvas for appMobi which should make it a lot faster. Hopefully it will be done soon!
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Post » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:47 pm

[QUOTE=Ashley] @jn2002dk, are you using r81? You may have the export bug when exporting to PhoneGap. Should be fixed in r82.

PhoneGap and appMobi should in theory have identical performance, because they both just use the phone's browser to run the game. However, as the video shows we're working on directCanvas for appMobi which should make it a lot faster. Hopefully it will be done soon![/QUOTE]
That's cool, guess i will mess around with appMobi some more since it's also working for me

Yea, i'm using r82 64 bit version. It exports fine to HTML5 and works with no issues in appMobi just not in phonegap for some reason
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Post » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:12 am

I was having the same problem with phonegap too. Did you try not zipping
the "phonegap" JS file along with everything else? That's why it wasn't
working for me, after I stopped putting that file in the zip it worked fine.
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Post » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:21 am

[QUOTE=Intrepid] I was having the same problem with phonegap too. Did you try not zipping
the "phonegap" JS file along with everything else? That's why it wasn't
working for me, after I stopped putting that file in the zip it worked fine.[/QUOTE]
That worked!

Thank you

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