PhoneGap NewsFlash!

February 25, 2016By 0 Comments

There have been some significant updates in PhoneGap land recently in case you missed them. Read on below for a summary and links to where you can find out more! New PhoneGap Forums You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers! We’re super happy to announce our new PhoneGap Forums to help support all of your PhoneGap […]

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PhoneGap Day US 2016 Resources

February 1, 2016By 0 Comments

Adobe – Lehi, Utah This year’s PhoneGap Day US event was held at the Adobe office in Lehi, Utah (just outside Salt Lake City) for the first time ever. The location offered beautiful scenery and provided attendees with a chance to ski or take in a film at the Sundance film festival. The event was […]

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A Faster Hybrid App for the New Year

January 11, 2016By 1 Comment

Background In case you missed it, the official release of Cordova iOS 4.0.0 was announced in December (and subsequently 4.0.1). It’s important to emphasize it not only due to it being a major version change but due to the significant app performance benefits it enables. By updating your iOS apps to Cordova 4.x, you’re immediately […]

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Speaking with Cordova – Text To Speech and Voice Recognition using the Ionic Framework

January 8, 2016By 14 Comments

The following is a guest post by Simon Reimler Using Siri, Google Now or Cortana to talk with your smartphone is pretty normal these days. But have you ever considered creating your own Voice Dialog? And would you think this is possible within a hybrid app using Cordova and the Ionic Framework? Let me prove […]

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Sample PhoneGap App with ReactJS

September 22, 2015By 4 Comments

ReactJS has been getting a lot of attention and recently I decided to dig in myself to see what all the hype is about. ReactJS comes from the developers at Facebook, which may contribute to the popularity of it due to being backed by a big company (think AngularJS and Google). For the purposes of […]

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Apache Cordova Newsflash!

April 24, 2015By 5 Comments

Recently there have been some significant updates in Cordova to be aware of if you haven’t seen them already. These are included in the latest Cordova Android, Cordova Tools and Cordova Plugins releases this past week. Below is a summary of the highlights in case you missed them. Android 4.0.0 supports pluggable WebViews (hint: Crosswalk) […]

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Interactive Config Guide for PhoneGap/Cordova

January 28, 2015By 1 Comment

One of the challenges we face as hybrid app developers is determining which configuration settings to use for any given app due to variances in operating systems and browser rendering engines across platforms. The config.xml file located in the root of your PhoneGap/Cordova projects when you create an app can have a variety of content […]

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Sync Data Using PouchDB In Your Ionic Framework App

December 30, 2014By 10 Comments

Syncing data with the cloud is all the hype lately.  Dropbox, Firebase, Parse, Couchbase, everyone is working towards having the easiest solution.  There are many others, but those are just a few off the top of my head. One of my subscribers recently asked if I knew how to get PouchDB working with an Apache […]

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PhoneGap CLI 3.6.3 Released with Significant Updates

November 14, 2014By 0 Comments

The PhoneGap CLI has undergone some significant changes recently to realign better with Cordova and a new version 3.6.3 has just been released. These changes will help to alleviate previous deviations between the two. Some of these updates are behind the scenes and will not necessarily be apparent to developers but will allow new features […]

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Boost your iOS 8 Mobile App Performance with WKWebView

November 10, 2014By 4 Comments

If you build hybrid apps using PhoneGap/Cordova for iOS, you are likely aware that Apple recently announced a new WKWebView for iOS 8 which has major performance optimizations over the UIWebView including access to the Nitro JIT JavaScript engine. Benchmark tests with Nitrous enabled report a 40%-80% performance spike. (See this link for more details). […]

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