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What is J2ObjC?

J2ObjC is an open-source command-line tool from Google that translates Java code to Objective-C for the iOS (iPhone/iPad) platform. This tool enables Java code to be part of an iOS application's build, as no editing of the generated files is necessary. The goal is to write an app's non-UI code (such as data access, or application logic) in Java, which is then shared by web apps (using GWT), Android apps, and iOS apps.

What is PhoneGap?

PhoneGap is a web platform that exposes native mobile device apis and data to JavaScript. PhoneGap is a distribution of Apache Cordova. PhoneGap allows you to use standard web technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript for cross-platform development, avoiding each mobile platforms' native development language. Applications execute within wrappers targeted to each platform, and rely on standards-compliant API bindings to access each device's sensors, data, and network status.

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You write your HTML5 code using the Forge JavaScript API which gives you access to native features such as the camera and contacts API.
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        iOS Developer at JORY
        Review ofJ2ObjCJ2ObjC

        This is one of the most amazing open source projects out there. Tom and Kieth do an amazing job working with the developer community and quickly responding to questions and concerns. I was blown away by how solid the ported code was. What a life-saver and a ridiculously awesome tool.

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        fileee GmbH uses J2ObjCJ2ObjC

        We use J2Objc and GWT to provide a shared library of cross-platform code that is used on all our client platforms (Android, iOS and the web) and even in the backend.

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        Trading Log uses PhoneGapPhoneGap

        We used phonegap best practices to compile and deploy our hybrid to android and ios markets.

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        William Baker uses PhoneGapPhoneGap

        To release the JavaScript game Whack-A-Mol

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        to let web apps benefit of native device features

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        Eyal El. uses PhoneGapPhoneGap

        Our Apps are wrapped with PhoneGap 7 & 8

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