phonegap vs crosswalk

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Post » Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:43 pm

hey,

I am nearly at the end of my game and want it to publish on google play.
But i can not decide what programm i should use phonegap or crosswalk?
What are the differences and which is better to use or has more function etc.

I just want to upload my game on googleplay
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Post » Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:31 pm

They are two fundamentally different ways of wrapping html5-games to "apps".
Crosswalk is basically a full browser engine wrapped into your app, upon which your html5-game then runs.. the advantage is, that it's developed quite far by now - the main disadvantage being, that the app size is quite big, since it squeezes the entire browser into the package.
Phonegap however is a framework that uses a technology called webview - it uses browser technology already present on the phones to display a html5 page or game like it was an app. It's main problem is that it only recently became really useful.

So your choice has a few implications. Phonegap only makes sense if you target the very latest phones with android 5 or larger. For anything older than that Crosswalk is the way to go.
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Post » Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:33 pm

Currently Crosswalk due to Chromium, but in Android 5+ (when it becomes more widely used.. which could take a LONG time), both should be just fine, with an edge for PhoneGap due to smaller filesize.
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