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PhoneGap Q&A Connect Session

April 16, 2014 | By

Ray Camden and I will be hosting a PhoneGap Q&A Open Connect session to help answer your PhoneGap/Cordova questions next Wednesday, April 23rd at 1pm EST/10am PST. We’ve done this in the past but it’s been awhile, so we thought it would be a good time to host another. We don’t claim to have all […]

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PhoneGap/Cordova – Adding Plugins

April 9, 2014 | By

If you’re using the PhoneGap or Cordova CLI’s, it’s important to know there are multiple ways to add a plugin to your project but the end result is the same. At first it may seem a little confusing with the different ways of adding them, and some may think it’s actually a different plugin being […]

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Sample PhoneGap Application – iTunes Explorer with AngularJS/Ionic

March 12, 2014 | By

When I first decided I wanted to try out AngularJS I thought the best way to get started was to actually build something with it. At the time I decided to build a sample web application with it for fun. I blogged and shared it here. I had been wanting to create a mobile application […]

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How to Share Your Custom PhoneGap Plugin

February 26, 2014 | By

If you’ve built your own custom PhoneGap plugin for a mobile application and want to publish it to the official Cordova Plugin Repository so others can benefit from it (and you should!!), you may not find it to be as obvious as you might think initially. There’s a tool called plugman that is used to […]

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3 Cordova CLI Changes You Should Know About

February 10, 2014 | By

If you’re using the Cordova CLI (command line interface) to create Cordova/PhoneGap projects, then you should be aware of some recent tool updates that help make things easier when you update to this latest version (Cordova CLI version 3.3.1-0.3.1). Here are some changes I specifically want to highlight: The config.xml file is created in the […]

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PhoneGap / Cordova Default Project – Android Support for xxhdpi

February 3, 2014 | By

If you’re creating a new PhoneGap or Cordova project with the CLI and targeting the Android platform, you should be aware of an additional folder you will want to create to specify icons and splash screens on newer Android devices supporting xxhdpi (extra extra high density, 480 dpi). The ../platforms/android/res/drawable-xxhdpi folder is not created by […]

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Ionic – Mobile UI Framework for PhoneGap/Cordova Developers

January 20, 2014 | By

Over the holidays I came across this nifty new open source framework called Ionic that I was intrigued by and wanted to share with others. Ionic is currently in alpha state, but it’s definitely worth checking out. It was created by the guys who are responsible for some other successful projects including Jetstrap and Codiqa […]

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New PhoneGap Push Notification Service – Puship (with free tier)

October 4, 2013 | By

One of my blog readers (thanks Fede!) notified me of a new push notification service that integrates with PhoneGap called Puship. I wanted to write a quick post about it to make others aware. You can use this service to send push notifications for Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. They are currently in beta […]

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How to Write a PhoneGap 3.0 Plugin for Android

September 17, 2013 | By

Recently I posted a tutorial on how to write and use a custom plugin on Android using PhoneGap here. In this new tutorial I will show you how you can use a similar custom plugin in your PhoneGap 3.0 application. Please note that some of this is duplicated from my original tutorial but changed where […]

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Create Now San Francisco – FREE event this week!

September 17, 2013 | By

If you’re near the San Francisco area this week make a point to come check out the Create Now event this Thursday, September 19th. You’ll learn all about the latest Creative Cloud features and see lots of cool demos. This is not just a designer-focused event, it will also cover developer-related tools and features too […]

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PhoneGap – Icons and Splash Screens Help

September 12, 2013 | By

If you’re using the PhoneGap 3.0 CLI to build your applications there may be some confusion around where and how to set your icons and splash screens. It may appear that you can just specify them in your project’s root www folder since the default config.xml generated by the tool has them specified in there, […]

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PhoneGap 3.0 – Stuff You Should Know

September 5, 2013 | By

PhoneGap 3.0 was announced recently and there are some important things to note that I have attempted to summarize below :). PhoneGap CLI If you hadn’t heard yet, the fastest and easiest way to use PhoneGap 3.0 is with the new Command Line Interface. To install the CLI, follow the specific instructions here. So what […]

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Totally Rad Topcoat!

August 29, 2013 | By

If you haven’t checked out Topcoat lately then you might be pleasantly surprised to see some of the latest happenings. Topcoat version 0.6 recently became available and the details of the release can be found here. I wanted to highlight a couple of the latest events and also show off some of the latest components […]

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Animating with AngularJS

August 6, 2013 | By

If you weren’t aware of it, AngularJS now has built-in support for CSS3 transitions and animations and JavaScript animations via a new directive. I just wrote an article for Flippin’ Awesome describing how to use it along with a sample web application to try it out. Also, if you’re not familiar with Flippin’ Awesome there’s […]

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Tutorial: How To Write a PhoneGap plugin for Android

July 17, 2013 | By

In this tutorial, you will learn how to write a custom plugin for Android and use it in your PhoneGap application. It will cover: How to write a custom PhoneGap plugin to add a native Calendar entry to your Android device How to implement the functionality needed for the plugin on both the JavaScript and […]

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Tutorial: Implement Push Notifications in your PhoneGap Application

July 17, 2013 | By

In this tutorial you will implement push notifications in your PhoneGap application. You will learn the following: An overview of the push notification handling process How to use the PushPlugin supported by PhoneGap Build An overview of the PushPlugin APIs How to register your application to receive push notifications How to use a simple node […]

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My Development Workflow for PhoneGap iOS Apps

June 12, 2013 | By

I decided to blog the process I have personally found productive when developing mobile apps for PhoneGap and iOS in case it might help others. Below I cover the overall steps I take followed by a short video showing the process in use. This is only one of many possible workflows but if you’re looking […]

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Quick Start Guide to PhoneGap+AngularJS

June 10, 2013 | By

I’ve created a sample mobile application to help developers get started building mobile applications with PhoneGap and AngularJS quickly. The sample application includes view navigation, some standard user interface components and code to help avoid common pitfalls in mobile application development (click delays etc). Below are a few screenshots showing parts of the application. It […]

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JavaScript Frameworks Session Resources – Adobe MAX 2013

May 10, 2013 | By

If you attended our JavaScript Frameworks session at Adobe MAX 2013 and would like the session resources, you can find them here: 1) The presentation slides 2) The AngularJS sample Wine Cellar application 3) The Ember.js sample Wine Cellar application Also see Christophe’s blog for the links to his github account where you can find [...]

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Fun with AngularJS!

March 21, 2013 | By

Recently AngularJS, an MVC style JavaScript framework from Google, has been gaining more momentum. I’ve been curious about it for awhile and when I read this article recently, I decided it was finally time to give it a whirl. I was pleasantly surprised with what I found. I first watched these two videos by John [...]

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