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Build A Hybrid Web App Using SammyJS, Cordova, and HTML - Setup SammyJS, Part 1 - #23

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Published: July 13, 2020

Estimated Reading Time
2 minutes
Video Duration
35:08 minutes

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Let's start building a mobile hybrid app using Cordova, Sammy JS, and HTML. A hybrid app is a website that can be converted into a mobile application using Cordova, PhoneGap, or Iconic. This conversion creates "native" code that can be run on a multitude of devices including Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and a Desktop.

Using SammyJS, we are able to build routes like you can in Laravel without PHP. This gives us flexibility and allows us to build an app-friendly code base. With routing, we can utilize caching and storage on the device better and can also still use databases and scripting via APIs and AJAX / JSON.

You can build this app to work with any type of external API as long as the app can hit the server's API correctly.

In this tutorial, we go over the implementation of SammyJS and Bootstrap to get our project started.

0:00 Intro

03:00 Add SammyJS

05:52 Create Home Page Route

18:05 Resolve Issue with Routing Code

19:20 Create About Us Route

23:09 Add Bootstrap Mobile Navigation

29:33 Add Init.js to Handle Internal Requests

34:04 Upcoming - Building The App Using HTML and AJAX

Applications Used

Visual Studio Code v1.43:

Live Server Extension v5.6.1:

SammyJS v0.7.4:

Computer Hardware:

Windows 10 Pro: (Amazon)

Samsung 500GB External SSD: (Amazon)

Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe: (Amazon)

Rosewill Hive-750S R750W PSU: (Amazon)

Phanteks Eclipse Tempered Glass Case: (Amazon)

MSI Arsenal Gaming AMD Ryzen Motherboard: (Amazon)

MSI Gaming GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB: (Amazon)

LG 34UM69G-B 34-Inch 21:9 UltraWide IPS Monitor: (Amazon)

Corsair 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4 Memory: (Amazon)

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor: (Amazon)

Dell XPS 15 9500 15.6" Laptop / Windows: (Amazon)

Lenovo ThinkPad T15 15.6" Laptop / Linux: (Amazon)


Fujifilm X-T3: (Amazon)

Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4: (Amazon)


Audio Technica AT2020: (Amazon)

Blue Snowball iCE: (Amazon)


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