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Cordova 2.9, WebOS, Symbian, Blackberry and Windows Phone 7 Deprecations by Brett Rudd @brettrudd | 01 Oct 2014 | PhoneGap Build Blog On October 15th, 2014 we will be removing support for WebOS, Symbian, Blackberry and Windows Phone 7 platforms, as well as for all Cordova versions below 3.0.As mentioned in this blog post from February 2014, we will be deprecating WebOS, Symbian, Blackberry and Winphone 7. Cordova has stopped active development on these platforms and we feel continuing support for these platforms on PhoneGap Build means less resources to focus on adding new platforms or improving our service. While Blackberry... Read more...
Cordova, Plugins, and Determining What Supports What by Raymond Camden | 01 Oct 2014 | PhoneGap Network Earlier today a user on the Cordova development list asked if plugins are tested against only the current release of the SDK. This brought up an interesting discussion that I'm summarizing here. First, there is still an idea of "core" plugins versus "third party" plugins. Core plugins include the things that have traditionally been part of the core feature set, like Camera and Geolocation. While there is no firm list of what is considered core, I'd say anything under the org.apache.cordova... Visit Raymond's Blog
Phonegap 3.6.3 is Now Available on Phonegap Build by Ryan Willoughby | 30 Sep 2014 | PhoneGap Build Blog We’ve made Phonegap / Cordova 3.6.3 available on Phonegap Build - upgrade now! For more details on what’s changed, check out the Apache Cordova 3.6 release blog post. In addition, we’ve recently updated to the latest versions of all core plugins on Phonegap Build – more details here.If you’re working with iOS, some more recommended reading is Shazron Abdullah’s recent blog post on iOS 8 and Cordova. In fact, if you’re working with Cordova / Phonegap iOS, you should be reading all... Read more...
PhoneGap Day US Announcements by PhoneGap Team | 30 Sep 2014 | PhoneGap Blog, Community, News PhoneGap Day US is just around the corner on October 23rd and 24th in San Francisco and we’d like to announce some details about the upcoming event!SponsorsWe’re proud to announce this year’s premier sponsors will include: Microsoft, Mozilla, Google, Amazon, Intel, Telerik, Ionic, Drifty and Mobify! We’re thrilled to have their sponsorship and excited for the community to learn about all the cool stuff they’re working on for mobile web. They will be providing informative workshops... Read more...
New Icons and Splash Screen Help for Cordova/PhoneGap Apps by Holly Schinsky | 29 Sep 2014 | PhoneGap Network The Cordova CLI recently included some updates developers may not be aware of but find helpful in configuring splash screens and icons for their mobile apps. There’s now support for a Visit Holly's Blog
Browser as a platform for your PhoneGap/Cordova apps by Raymond Camden | 24 Sep 2014 | PhoneGap Network This is a pretty exciting change. If you've recently updated to the latest version of Cordova, you will notice that a new platform exists: browser. What exactly does this mean? It means the browser is now (well, becoming) a viable way to test your PhoneGap/Cordova applications. For a long time now I've done a lot of my development in the browser. Most of the time I'm not concerned about some random Cordova feature, instead I'm more concerned about something else. So I'll skip, or mock, a... Visit Raymond's Blog
Simple photo filters with VintageJS and Cordova by Raymond Camden | 23 Sep 2014 | PhoneGap Network A quick demo today of something I ran into via StackOverflow. VintageJS is a JavaScript library that adds simple camera fitlers, like sepia and vignettes, to pictures. As long as your browser supports canvas, you can make use of the library rather easily. Here is one example, stolen from their docs. var img = document.getElementById('yourImage'); var options = { onError: function() { alert('ERROR'); } }; var effect = { vignette: 0.6, sepia: true }; new VintageJS(img,... Visit Raymond's Blog
Cordova iOS and iOS 8 by Shazron Abdullah | 18 Sep 2014 | PhoneGap Network iOS 8 was just released – and Cordova supports it fully, but it is still using the existing UIWebView iOS browser component (more on the new iOS 8 WKWebView later). The main issues were in the core plugins, which have been updated but the released versions in the Cordova Plugin Registry have not. We are […] Visit Shazron's Blog
Having issues sending a Cordova app to an iOS device? Seeing lldb? by Raymond Camden | 11 Sep 2014 | PhoneGap Network Yesterday I ran into an odd issue with an Ionic demo. I was trying to run it on an iOS device and it kept hanging. After about 5 seconds of hanging, I'd see (lldb) and then nothing else would happen. I switched to using the Cordova CLI and confirmed the same thing happened there. After a bit of Googling, I found myself on the Ionic forums at this thread: Error when doing 'ionic run ios'. Long story short, there is a process, lldb, that is hanging around and blocking access to the device. Use... Visit Raymond's Blog
Quick Tip: Testing Ionic Apps with the PhoneGap Developer App by Holly Schinsky | 08 Sep 2014 | PhoneGap Network The PhoneGap Developer App is a great tool for testing PhoneGap and Cordova apps quickly with no platform SDK setup required on your machine. You just download the PhoneGap App from the app store, run a PhoneGap CLI command from your machine to serve up the application you want to test on any iOS, Android […] Visit Holly's Blog