Mobile Development

Push Notifications Sample App with Ionic and ngCordova

December 16, 2014By 0 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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PhoneGap CLI 3.6.3 Released with Significant Updates

November 14, 2014By 0 Comments
PhoneGap CLI 3.6.3 Released with Significant Updates

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 1 Comment
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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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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