Mobile Development

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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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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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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Push Notifications Sample App with Ionic and ngCordova

December 16, 2014By 9 Comments

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

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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Cordova/PhoneGap Version Confusion

November 7, 2014By 1 Comment

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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