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An in-App Browser with ThemeableBrowser PhoneGap Plugin

PhoneGap is a framework that allows developers to build mobile applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. With it, you can build applications for a variety of mobile operating systems such as Android, iOS and Windows Mobile. Plenty of core plugins and API hooks are available and there is a thriving community ecosystem.

For example, using cordova-plugin-geolocation you can get a user’s locations and with cordova-plugin-vibration you can make the user’s device vibrate. In this tutorial I am going to focus on one specific plugin that is not part of the core suite, ‘ThemeableBrowser’. It’s a fork of the core InAppBrowser plugin that allows you to open external websites within an app, style the browser and add custom actions.

By the end of this tutorial, you will have created a simple mobile app which displays SitePoint’s website alongside some bonus features.

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