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Tutorial: Embed PhoneGap as a Subview in your Native iOS Application

November 15, 2012By 43 Comments
Tutorial: Embed PhoneGap as a Subview in your Native iOS Application

Something cool that many mobile developers (and particularly native developers) might not be aware of at this point, is the option to use PhoneGap (aka Cordova) as a component within your mobile application, as a web “subview” of a whole native application where you want to render HTML/JS content and/or interact with the PhoneGap APIs. […]

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Tutorial: Android Push Notifications with PhoneGap

October 25, 2012By 100 Comments
Tutorial: Android Push Notifications with PhoneGap

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
Tutorial: Apple Push Notifications with PhoneGap – Part 1

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

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
Styling your App with Twitter Bootstrap

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
Apache Flex 4.8.0 Released!

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
Fast PhoneGap Development for Android with AppLaud

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
PhoneGap/Cordova Template/Tutorial for Sharing Code Between Platforms

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
Introducing Kendo UI Mobile – Adaptive Rendering Framework

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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Introducing BackStack.js – View Navigation JavaScript Framework

June 14, 2012By 6 Comments
Introducing BackStack.js – View Navigation JavaScript Framework

Recently my fellow teammate Piotr created a JavaScript framework called BackStack.js that extends Backbone.js and provides view management and transitions for your HTML/JS mobile or web app. You can push/pop views with a slide or fade transition (effect) that can be controlled with options for duration and direction, and also set a default transition to […]

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