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How to Share Your Custom PhoneGap Plugin

February 26, 2014By 3 Comments
How to Share Your Custom PhoneGap Plugin

If you’ve built your own custom PhoneGap plugin for a mobile application and want to publish it to the official Cordova Plugin Repository so others can benefit from it (and you should!!), you may not find it to be as obvious as you might think initially. There’s a tool called plugman that is used to […]

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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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PhoneGap / Cordova Default Project – Android Support for xxhdpi

February 3, 2014By 4 Comments
PhoneGap / Cordova Default Project – Android Support for xxhdpi

If you’re creating a new PhoneGap or Cordova project with the CLI and targeting the Android platform, you should be aware of an additional folder you will want to create to specify icons and splash screens on newer Android devices supporting xxhdpi (extra extra high density, 480 dpi). The ../platforms/android/res/drawable-xxhdpi folder is not created by […]

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Ionic – Mobile UI Framework for PhoneGap/Cordova Developers

January 20, 2014By 11 Comments
Ionic – Mobile UI Framework for PhoneGap/Cordova Developers

Over the holidays I came across this nifty new open source framework called Ionic that I was intrigued by and wanted to share with others. Ionic is currently in alpha state, but it’s definitely worth checking out. It was created by the guys who are responsible for some other successful projects including Jetstrap and Codiqa […]

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Three hooks your Cordova/PhoneGap project needs

November 12, 2013By 48 Comments
Three hooks your Cordova/PhoneGap project needs

Hooks are pieces of code that Cordova CLI executes at certain points in your Cordova or PhoneGap application build. (Remember, PhoneGap and Cordova both use the Cordova CLI unless you are using PhoneGap Build.) They allow you to extend the Cordova CLI framework to suite your needs. While you can use hooks to integrate the […]

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New PhoneGap Push Notification Service – Puship (with free tier)

October 4, 2013By 3 Comments
New PhoneGap Push Notification Service – Puship (with free tier)

One of my blog readers (thanks Fede!) notified me of a new push notification service that integrates with PhoneGap called Puship. I wanted to write a quick post about it to make others aware. You can use this service to send push notifications for Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. They are currently in beta […]

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How to Write a PhoneGap 3.0 Plugin for Android

September 17, 2013By 31 Comments
How to Write a PhoneGap 3.0 Plugin for Android

Recently I posted a tutorial on how to write and use a custom plugin on Android using PhoneGap here. In this new tutorial I will show you how you can use a similar custom plugin in your PhoneGap 3.0 application. Please note that some of this is duplicated from my original tutorial but changed where […]

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Create Now San Francisco – FREE event this week!

September 17, 2013By 0 Comments
Create Now San Francisco – FREE event this week!

If you’re near the San Francisco area this week make a point to come check out the Create Now event this Thursday, September 19th. You’ll learn all about the latest Creative Cloud features and see lots of cool demos. This is not just a designer-focused event, it will also cover developer-related tools and features too […]

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PhoneGap – Icons and Splash Screens Help

September 12, 2013By 47 Comments
PhoneGap – Icons and Splash Screens Help

If you’re using the PhoneGap 3.0 CLI to build your applications there may be some confusion around where and how to set your icons and splash screens. It may appear that you can just specify them in your project’s root www folder since the default config.xml generated by the tool has them specified in there, […]

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PhoneGap 3.0 – Stuff You Should Know

September 5, 2013By 37 Comments
PhoneGap 3.0 – Stuff You Should Know

PhoneGap 3.0 was announced recently and there are some important things to note that I have attempted to summarize below :). PhoneGap CLI If you hadn’t heard yet, the fastest and easiest way to use PhoneGap 3.0 is with the new Command Line Interface. To install the CLI, follow the specific instructions here. So what […]

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