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We have a responsive website developed in HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, PHP, MySQL and utilizes Flixster's API for data calls. It also requires a user to connect via Facebook to use the app. We are in need of having a native iOS and Android app. I was under the impression that one could simply use PhoneGap to handle such a task; however, my usual programmer looked in to it and said: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I've finally busted through and got a simple app running through phonegap on an android emulator. Now for the next big issue. Phonegap cannot run php, just html, js and css. I was able to set it up so that it simply loaded in the remote website when the app starts up and it seemed to work alright until I tried to sign in. It redirected to facebook to authorize, but then returned to a blank white screen instead of reloading the site. I tried it again and it went to the blank white screen before the facebook authorization page popped up. I don't know if this is a real issue or just something related to the android emulator being so hideously unresponsive. This isn't really a good way to do this anyway, because at that point you might as well just have the web page installed as a home page app. And I imagine apple would shoot it down in a heartbeat. If there's no connection, or otherwise fails to load the remote page, you just get a popup that says it couldn't connect and the app closes. The best way to go about doing this is to rewrite it in bare html and css for a shell and then send ajax requests off to our site, setting up an API like system on our server to distribute the data out. This could get really complicated. Not sure how long it's going to take. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- He's not very familiar with PhoneGap, or comparable programs, so I am posting this on Elance to get suggestions on how to proceed with developing these native apps and proposals for doing so. I'm looking for (2) proposals. One for each app

Skills: AJAX, iPhone, jQuery / Prototype, Mobile Phone, Objective C

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ShenHua

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SICS

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eclipsetechno

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