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New Icons and Splash Screen Help for Cordova/PhoneGap Apps

September 29, 2014By 2 Comments
New Icons and Splash Screen Help for Cordova/PhoneGap Apps

The Cordova CLI recently included some updates developers may not be aware of but find helpful in configuring splash screens and icons for their mobile apps. There’s now support for a

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Quick Tip: Testing Ionic Apps with the PhoneGap Developer App

September 8, 2014By 1 Comment
Quick Tip: Testing Ionic Apps with the PhoneGap Developer App

The PhoneGap Developer App is a great tool for testing PhoneGap and Cordova apps quickly with no platform SDK setup required on your machine. You just download the PhoneGap App from the app store, run a PhoneGap CLI command from your machine to serve up the application you want to test on any iOS, Android […]

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Keeping Up with the Latest in Mobile Web News

August 20, 2014By 0 Comments
Keeping Up with the Latest in Mobile Web News

I’ve been collaborating on a side effort recently and wanted to take a moment to blog about it today as I believe this audience will find it particularly useful if not yet aware. The collaboration is with Brian Rinaldi and Peter Cooper (publisher behind the popular Cooper Press, well known for newsletters like HTML5 Weekly […]

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PhoneGap Developer’s Guide to the iOS Status Bar

July 31, 2014By 9 Comments
PhoneGap Developer’s Guide to the iOS Status Bar

I wrote this post as a guide for PhoneGap Developer’s to use in handling and customizing the iOS Status Bar and to help clear up confusion where documentation is not clear. My testing and conclusions also resulted in the handy little Status Bar Simulator App below to help developers pick preferences to customize their apps […]

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Mixing Cordova/PhoneGap Components with Native iOS – Part 2

July 24, 2014By 0 Comments
Mixing Cordova/PhoneGap Components with Native iOS – Part 2

This is Part 2 of a tutorial on embedding custom Cordova components into a native iOS application to create a true hybrid application. See Part 1 for a detailed description and walk through of the basics. In this post we’ll dig into how to customize your Cordova WebView components as well as how to add […]

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PhoneGap Day – Call for Speakers Open

July 22, 2014By
PhoneGap Day – Call for Speakers Open

The dates for PhoneGap Day EU and US were just announced and there’s a call out for speakers. If you have something cool or interesting you’re working on (or late night side project :)) related to mobile web, definitely submit it! The sessions are typically around 20 mins in length, and the topics can vary […]

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Mixing Cordova/PhoneGap Components with Native iOS – Part 1

July 22, 2014By 5 Comments
Mixing Cordova/PhoneGap Components with Native iOS – Part 1

I built this tutorial to serve as a guide to creating a hybrid mobile application combining both native iOS controls and Cordova/PhoneGap components to leverage the best of both worlds as an alternative to picking one over the other. Developers may choose to do this if they want to use specific native UI features but […]

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2 Quick Tips When Adding PhoneGap/Cordova Plugins

July 15, 2014By 0 Comments
2 Quick Tips When Adding PhoneGap/Cordova Plugins

Here are a few quick tips when adding plugins in case you weren’t aware of them previously: Useful command line shortcuts when adding a plugin: Add a specific version of a plugin using the @ syntax $ phonegap plugin add org.apache.cordova.camera@0.2.9 $ cordova plugin add org.apache.cordova.camera@0.2.9 Add multiple plugins batch style $ phonegap plugin add […]

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Sample Masonry Layout in a Mobile App (Cordova/AngularJS/Ionic)

May 22, 2014By 2 Comments
Sample Masonry Layout in a Mobile App (Cordova/AngularJS/Ionic)

If you’re looking for a fun useful layout library for your mobile apps then you should check out the Masonry grid system library. This layout is what is used on the Pinterest site, as well as many others you’ve probably come across daily and just may not have been aware that a special layout technique […]

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Sample PhoneGap Application with AngularJS/OnsenUI

May 13, 2014By 2 Comments
Sample PhoneGap Application with AngularJS/OnsenUI

I recently came across another new UI framework to help in building mobile hybrid applications from the creators of Monaca (IDE and tooling for PhoneGap Development). It’s called OnsenUI and includes custom elements built with AngularJS directives (like the Ionic Framework) and uses Topcoat for the underlying CSS and themes. For example, here’s a sliding […]

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