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PhoneGap-Plugin-Push Version 1.2.0 Released! by Simon MacDonald | 25 Aug 2015 | PhoneGap Network The latest release of the PushPlugin is now available on npm. This release focuses on bringing a number of enhancements to Android notifications.Fear not fans of other platforms as subsequent releases will have more features for your OS of choice. In fact release 1.3.0 will center around iOS9 support.Picture NotificationsEmbed a large picture in your notification. You let the plugin know you want to display a picture by setting the style of the push to picture and then giving it... Visit Simon's Blog
How to Add Analytics to your PhoneGap App by Alex Kleissner | 18 Aug 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, Guest Post, Guide When you’re building apps it’s important to have an understanding of how your users are behaving. This will help you identify areas of friction and come up with ideas and tests for improvement. It’s a good idea to answer questions like: Which features of your app do people use most? When are your users most active? What does the conversion funnel look like from signup to paying customer? Where are people dropping off? These questions and metrics will vary depending on your app and... Read more...
PhoneGap Desktop App 0.1.9 by Herm Wong | 11 Aug 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, PhoneGap Blog, Release, News PhoneGap Desktop App 0.1.9 is all about analytics. We’ve fixed up some of the data tracking and added Google Analytics support.InstallationDownload and install PhoneGap Desktop App 0.1.9 Beta release: OS X: Download PhoneGap Desktop 0.1.9 for OS X Windows: Download PhoneGap Desktop 0.1.9 for Windows If you have an issue with the PhoneGap Desktop’s auto-updater, we recommend that you manually update using the download links provided above.What’s NewThis release is all about house... Read more...
Find UX Issues on your PhoneGap Apps with UXCam by UXCam | 07 Aug 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, Guest Post, Community There are hundreds of apps executing similar ideas, but what separates an app between low and high ratings is user experience. Q Manning at Code Mag sums up his thoughts on this matter very well: “Finding a well-developed app isn’t that difficult. Many low-rated apps are responsive and bug free. So what do these top apps all have in common? The top-selling apps have a fantastic user experience. The best apps do more than accomplish their goals; they transport users into a preternatural... Read more...
Choosing a Mobile Strategy: Part 2 by Holly Schinsky | 03 Aug 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, Guide This post is part 2 of a series on choosing a mobile strategy. Part 1 focused on providing a general overview of the approaches available and highlighted important characteristics of each.In this post we’ll cover more specific factors to consider when making your decision. We’ll also dig deeper into the native hybrid approach introduced in part 1 since it’s used in several popular apps you may not be aware of and shows that it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution. You can choose to use... Read more...
PhoneGap-Plugin-Push Version 1.1.1 Released! by Simon MacDonald | 27 Jul 2015 | PhoneGap Network Back during PhoneGap Day EU 2015 I announced our new PushPlugin with it's normalized API and a promise of continued support. With the release of the 1.1.1 version of the plugin we continue to fulfill that promise with some new features and bug fixes.The most exciting new feature in this release is official support for the Windows platform! This is thanks to the wonderful team at Microsoft who contributed to the plugin to make it happen. Special thanks to Raghav Katyal and Nikhi... Visit Simon's Blog
The Metrics that Matter at PhoneGap by Michael Brooks | 27 Jul 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, Desktop, App At PhoneGap, we make decisions from user feedback. We’re known for getting out, attending conferences, hosting events, and talking to developers. This is because we care deeply for our users and work hard to hear their questions, issues, and needs. Until now, we’ve gathered this information from direct, casual conversations - sometimes virtually, but usually in-person with a coffee or beer in our hand.The PhoneGap Desktop HypothesisPhoneGap Desktop started as a hypothesis. For years,... Read more...
SauceDB – Building the back end with IBM Bluemix by Raymond Camden | 20 Jul 2015 | PhoneGap Network Welcome to another post detailing my efforts to build an Ionic-based mobile app backed by Node.js and Cloudant on IBM Bluemix. In my last post, I focused on the front end of the application. I talked about the various screens I built and how my service layer used mock data to generate data. In today’s […] Visit Raymond's Blog
PhoneGap Day EU 2015: HTML GL - render HTML / CSS via WebGL for 60 FPS and a bit of effects by Jen Gray | 20 Jul 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, PhoneGap Day, Event, Community A big thanks to everyone who was able to make it to PhoneGap Day EU 2015 in Amsterdam. We'll be posting more videos from the conference so check back on our blog and Youtube channel. Next up, Denis Radin talks about how HTML GL solves "the slow DOM problem" by creating WebGL representations of DOM elements and hiding actual DOM after. This speeds up HTML/CSS animations and transformations by using 3D hardware acceleration and allows you to apply OpenGL effects as modern 3D games have. He also... Read more...
SauceDB – Working on the front end by Raymond Camden | 15 Jul 2015 | PhoneGap Network Yesterday I blogged about a new project I’m building to demonstrate both Ionic and IBM Bluemix. I’ve made some progress on the project so I thought I’d share what I’ve built so far. My thinking is that as this project goes on I’ll continue to share these updates so folks can see how I approach […] Visit Raymond's Blog