Hello and Welcome!
This is my first blog and so my first blog post. So why start now? Well, simply put, I want to share my recent experiences on my path to creating a cross-platform mobile application…I’m done yet!
Recently, I switched from Objective-C native to Rhodes and finally to PhoneGap + Couchbase for various reasons. Objective-C felt too heavy given all the memory management boilerplate code. Rhodes was very efficient, but RhoSync licensing was too expensive. So despite the pioneering efforts required to use Couchbase (http://www.couchbase.com), which provides mobile versions of CouchDB (http://couchdb.apache.org), I have decided to start blazing a trail and help the community make the Couchbase ecosystem fullfil its full potential.
I have released the following libraries and ruby gems, which, among other things, I will be providing tutorials and background on in the future:
In addition to the choice of base application technologies, in order to build something cross-platform that is easier to maintain, I have based the client on the following web technologies: brunch (http://brunchwithcoffee.com) which packages CoffeeScript, Backbone.js, Underscore.js, Eco, Stylus, and CommonJS into a really nice working environment; iScroll 4; and many great query libraries including JQuery Mobile and JQuery Global.
I look forward to hearing from you and I hope you find this useful on your own journey.