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Phonegap-like apps in PSVita???

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:53 pm
by josemackinson
Hello there,

I'm a web developer and I don't know the languages used in Vita right now (C, Lua, Python, etc) so while I wanted to do something, I can't atm.

In any case, I was wandering around Vita's app folders yesterday night and I noticed something interesting. Crunchyroll's app has portions in JavaScript. And that's a language I'm comfortable with :P
So that got me wondering, is Crunchyroll's app handled the same way as Phonegap is in mobile? I mean, it's a wrapper with a WebView where runs JS code inside, having some kind of system integration with native Vita?

I'll download CR's code tonight to check it out (as vitashell wasn't opening in a readable way, so couldn't read from vita) but in any case, did someone look into it already?
Would that wrapper be something that could be mimicked into a vitasdk module?

If that could be actually possible, I think would be very awesome to implement a real "psn-like" app, for example, VPK Mirror Direct Installer using a JS UI from it's app, just working with rest calls for the listing and etc, instead of opening browser for that. Or 'porting' html5 games into their own bubbles. And so on.
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Well, it's just a thought but who knows ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


P.S.: If someone from JS background wanted to learn one language for developing whatever in Vita, which one you guys would suggest me to look? I know JS, PHP, bit of classic ASP, etc. In short, web-only languages.