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Ionic – Mobile UI Framework for PhoneGap/Cordova Developers

January 20, 2014By 13 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 54 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 34 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 48 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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Totally Rad Topcoat!

August 29, 2013By 11 Comments
Totally Rad Topcoat!

If you haven’t checked out Topcoat lately then you might be pleasantly surprised to see some of the latest happenings. Topcoat version 0.6 recently became available and the details of the release can be found here. I wanted to highlight a couple of the latest events and also show off some of the latest components […]

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Animating with AngularJS

August 6, 2013By 0 Comments
Animating with AngularJS

If you weren’t aware of it, AngularJS now has built-in support for CSS3 transitions and animations and JavaScript animations via a new directive. I just wrote an article for Flippin’ Awesome describing how to use it along with a sample web application to try it out. Also, if you’re not familiar with Flippin’ Awesome there’s […]

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Tutorial: How To Write a PhoneGap plugin for Android

July 17, 2013By 41 Comments
Tutorial: How To Write a PhoneGap plugin for Android

In this tutorial, you will learn how to write a custom plugin for Android and use it in your PhoneGap application. It will cover: How to write a custom PhoneGap plugin to add a native Calendar entry to your Android device How to implement the functionality needed for the plugin on both the JavaScript and […]

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