The final application size should be around 6 MB depending on how many resources are embedded in the final application.
No, AppDeck itself runs “out of the box”, but it is still possible to use native code to add some features in the app.
Yes, you can add your own native code and library to your application.
AppDeck is completely free. We offer you also AppDeck Cloud Service absolutely for free. The only condition of using it is a free registration (fair usage ~1 Million Push per month). "AppDeck Enterprise" is available at a custom anual price. For more information, contact us.
AppDeck, Cordova/PhoneGap and Appcelerator have been designed to help you create mobile application without using native code (Objective-C for iOS and Java for Android). But all of them works differently.
With this tool you can access to a lot of different native features, but still not as much as when you directly use native code.
Unfortunately, it requires its users to learn a large SDK. Moreover they and need to write their own app engine.
And this is not an easy task, especially for webmasters as they will have to handle complex situations as fetch and display HTML page, store them for offline usage, prefetch content, handle menu, animations ...
Cordova/PhoneGAP allows to put webapp or mobile website in an application. It also offers an API to interact with key features of the phone (most of them are already available in HTML5).
App created with this tool is able to run with a large set of devices, not only iPhone and Android
AppDeck is dedicated to all applications that will work with a remote website
It works with an almost non-modified mobile websites and already includes a very fast and reponsive app engine that offers all important features for this kind of app: menu, animations, offline mode, content synchronisation, advertisement, cookie handling, push notification ...
You do not have to learn a new SDK. Moreover it will only take a few hours to adapt your service.
While using PhoneGap you are limited to a single webview for all your app with AppDeck all pages have their own webview.
It is true, to create an app with AppDeck first you need a website. But if you fulfill this condition you are starting with almost everything which you need to create your app. Moreover, just in few days you will get your own, high quality, fast and responsive and having beautiful design application