Mobile Development

Tutorial: Android Push Notifications with PhoneGap

October 25, 2012By 100 Comments

My last post covered push notifications with PhoneGap on Apple devices, but I also wanted to cover push notifications with PhoneGap on Android for those developing cross platform applications. I found that I was able to get my notifications working much faster on Android comparatively. Google Cloud Messaging Android push notifications are available via the […]

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Tutorial: Apple Push Notifications with PhoneGap – Part 1

October 19, 2012By 30 Comments

This is part 1 of a new series to help explain how to set up and use Apple Push Notifications (APNs) in your mobile applications. Push notifications are different than local notifications in that they are coming from a 3rd party server to inform the user of something, versus a local notification which is scheduled […]

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Cross-Platform PhoneGap (aka Cordova) Project Templates in a Jiffy!

October 4, 2012By 24 Comments

Often times half the battle to getting started with cross platform development is getting set up. I’ve blogged about this often times before, but now there’s a helpful new tool available from our Adobe engineers to help you set up a cross-platform project template quickly! The tool is called cordova-client, and it allows you to […]

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Styling your App with Twitter Bootstrap

August 6, 2012By 11 Comments

Twitter Bootstrap is an open source toolkit to help you create visually pleasing interfaces for your web and mobile apps quickly. According to this article it’s the most watched and forked repository in GitHub. A couple of developers that work for Twitter wrote the framework (hence the name), you can follow them on twitter at […]

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Apache Flex 4.8.0 Released!

July 26, 2012By 9 Comments

In case you haven’t heard the news yet, the Apache Flex team just delivered their first release, Apache Flex 4.8.0! Though it’s just a parity release (no new features yet), this is a major milestone for the team and validates the strength of the community and the dedicated Adobe folks coming together and proving they […]

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Fast PhoneGap Development for Android with AppLaud

July 25, 2012By 2 Comments

At PhoneGap Day last week I saw a demo showing the AppLaud Eclipse plugin by Mobile Developer Solutions (MDS), a plugin for creating PhoneGap templates to make your PhoneGap/Cordova for Android development fast and easy. I found it particularly interesting as I had discovered this pain point myself and been trying to address it with […]

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PhoneGap/Cordova Template/Tutorial for Sharing Code Between Platforms

July 16, 2012By 6 Comments

Sometimes the hardest part of trying a new technology is the initial configuration process. This post is intended to help developers in getting started with PhoneGap more quickly cross-platform. I’m working on some pre-configured project templates and the first one is included with this post. Basic PhoneGap Project Template This first template contains preset project […]

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Introducing Kendo UI Mobile – Adaptive Rendering Framework

June 29, 2012By 12 Comments

I recently discovered a neat framework I wanted to blog about to inform people of another great option for developing in mobile. This framework might especially appeal to Flex/AIR developers as well, so take a moment to read on. It’s called Kendo UI Mobile, but this same company also has libraries for web and data […]

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Flex Mobile Development – Adding Maps with the MapQuest AS3/Flash API!

December 6, 2011By 16 Comments

A topic that has come up often in my conversations with developers lately is how to easily add mapping components to their their Flex and Flash mobile apps. Now I’m super excited to share this latest AS3/Flash API for mobile from MapQuest for everyone to check out! The new version contains touch-friendly maps and controls […]

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Flex Mobile Development – ToggleSwitch Sample (with source)!

November 2, 2011By 4 Comments

The Flex/Flash Builder 4.6 prerelease includes a new ToggleSwitch control that can be used to indicate a binary value (like a CheckBox). Below is a screenshot showing a sample of two being used. The first switch shows it selected by default using a specified slide duration (for animation in milliseconds), and the second one uses […]

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