Key Points From This Episode:
A little bit about Mike's work on Cordova and frameworks for hybrid apps.
The birth of progressive web apps and events that preceded this.
The Capacitor project — a spiritual successor to Cordova.
Understanding the template blocks and web and mobile iterations.
Comparing writing in Capacitor with comparable alternatives such as Swift.
The shipping process and adhering to design guidelines with Capacitor.
The relationship between Capacitor and Ionic — possibilities for integration.
App deployment and moving things onto a mobile device.
Getting up and running — the ease of entry to working with Capacitor.
Learning curves for Capacitor and common pitfalls that Mike has noticed.
Privacy and performance constraints for mobile — avoiding unnecessary problems.
Debugging web apps and working straight from browsers.
Skills necessary for the accessibility processes and overlaps with development.
The best places to get help and find information on Capacitor and Ionic.
Mike's favorite parts of working on Capacitor and the one thing he would change about it!
This week's picks; hardware, music, animation apps, and more!
Picks of the week:
Special Guest: Mike Hartington.