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PhoneGap/Cordova is not needed anymore for Android

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In Android 5.0 (Lollipop), the WebView has moved to an APK so it can be updated seperately to the Android platform. (WebView for Android)

I tested one of my games (Sudoku Tips for Android) on Samsung Galaxy. It seems that finally Android WebView is fast enough for mobile games!

That's great news as now you can use your HTML5 skills on mobile apps, wrap your existing HTML5 games easily as Android apps and build mobile games with very small footprint (< 5MB).

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Can you provide minimal scaffold project / example please? 
Sounds like great news

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There's one here:

https://github.com/slymax/webview

However this approach is only suitable to Android >= 5.0. Sadly there's still a good portion of Android devices (about 25%) running version 4. It might be a bit too early to ditch Cordova / Crosswalk / etc completely

 

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