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Interactive Config Guide for PhoneGap/Cordova

January 28, 2015By 0 Comments
Interactive Config Guide for PhoneGap/Cordova

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 0 Comments
Sync Data Using PouchDB In Your Ionic Framework App

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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Push Notifications Sample App with Ionic and ngCordova

December 16, 2014By 2 Comments
Push Notifications Sample App with Ionic and ngCordova

I created a new sample push notification app recently to highlight some new changes in iOS 8 and show an example of implementing them with a currently popular stack of frameworks available to build hybrid mobile apps quickly. The sample app is built using Ionic with ngCordova to take advantage of the Cordova PushPlugin wrapper […]

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Boost your iOS 8 Mobile App Performance with WKWebView

November 10, 2014By 2 Comments
Boost your iOS 8 Mobile App Performance with WKWebView

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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Cordova/PhoneGap Version Confusion

November 7, 2014By 1 Comment
Cordova/PhoneGap Version Confusion

The different versions of all things Cordova and PhoneGap can be pretty confusing to keep track of at times. Everyone may not be aware that there have been some recent decisions and changes made to how things will be handled with the Cordova project going forward. In summary, the platform versions (ios, android etc) are […]

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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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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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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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3 Cordova CLI Changes You Should Know About

February 10, 2014By 7 Comments
3 Cordova CLI Changes You Should Know About

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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