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Push Notifications Sample App with Ionic and ngCordova by Holly Schinsky | 16 Dec 2014 | PhoneGap Network I created a new sample push notification app recently to highlight some new changes in iOS 8 and show an example of implementing them with a currently popular stack of frameworks available to build hybrid mobile apps quickly. The sample app is built using Ionic with ngCordova to take advantage of the Cordova PushPlugin wrapper […] Visit Holly's Blog
Animated Page Transitions with React.js by Christophe Coenraets | 15 Dec 2014 | PhoneGap Network After exploring React in my previous post, I started experimenting with ways to implement animated page transitions in mobile web and Cordova-based apps. ReactCSSTransitionGroup provides the basic infrastructure for CSS-based animations. But after a few promising experiments, I ran into this problem. I also wasn’t sure this approach would give me enough control to implement […] Visit Christophe's Blog
PhoneGap Day US 2014: Mobify Perceived Performance in PhoneGap Apps by Jen Gray | 15 Dec 2014 | PhoneGap Blog, PhoneGap Day, Event, Community A big thanks to everyone who was able to make it to PhoneGap Day US. We'll be posting more videos from the conference so check back on our blog or Youtube channel. Our next session comes from the incredible Mobify team. Making users believe your app is fast is just as important as actual speed. Your users don’t care about the metrics behind performance — they care about how fast it feels. In this workshop we'll cover the history of perceived performance, how you can measure it and... Read more...
PhoneGap Desktop App 0.1.1 Beta by Herm Wong | 11 Dec 2014 | PhoneGap Blog, App, News Today, we’re announcing the release of the PhoneGap Desktop App beta!Easy to UseThe PhoneGap Desktop App is the easiest way to get started with PhoneGap. It’s an alternative to the PhoneGap CLI, yet it uses the same libraries under-the-hood.There’s no complicated installation. You don’t need git, npm, or even node.js. We include all of the important parts for you, so that you can focus on creating your next app!We also continue to promote cross-platform love. The PhoneGap Desktop App... Read more...
New PhoneGap Build Features: new app size limits, support for external plugins, and more! by Brett Rudd @brettrudd | 09 Dec 2014 | PhoneGap Blog, PhoneGap Build Blog The PhoneGap Build team is excited to announce some big changes all designed to make your dev life easier. Say goodbye to plugin restrictions and no more waiting for reviews and approvals.ChangesNew features: New application size limits Support for plugins from the Official Cordova Plugin Repository - plugins.cordova.io Plugins no longer must be reviewed and approved Plugins can now contain pre-compiled binaries and aren’t required to be open source licensed. Plugins can be uploaded... Read more...
Strategies for Managing App Versions & Updates With IBM MobileFirst Foundation (aka Worklight) by Andrew Trice | 03 Dec 2014 | PhoneGap Network IBM MobileFirst Foundation provides two mechanisms to manage app versions and updates.  Neither requiring you to write any additional code! The first is app versioning; MobileFirst Foundation tracks each version of an app that you deploy, and gives you the ability govern or restrict access to specific platforms and versions. App versioning applies to all apps, native or hybrid, on […] Visit Andrew's Blog
VideoPlayer Plugin Updated for Cordova/PhoneGap 3.x and Above by Simon MacDonald | 02 Dec 2014 | PhoneGap Network Happily, I'm getting the chance to go back and visit some of my older plugins. I've just updated the VideoPlayer plugin so you can install it via the command line tools. To install via the command line just do:cordova plugin add https://github.com/macdonst/VideoPlayerFor more information on how the plugin works check out my old post on the topic. Visit Simon's Blog
Sample Mobile Application with React and Cordova by Christophe Coenraets | 02 Dec 2014 | PhoneGap Network I recently spent some time playing with React, Facebook’s JavaScript framework for building user interfaces. The term “UI Framework” means different things to different people: In the case of React, it’s a framework that makes it easy to build and compose UI components; it is not a library of out-of-the-box UI components. Some key characteristics […] Visit Christophe's Blog
PhoneGap Day US 2014: Ionic - Basically It's Totally Sweet by Jen Gray | 02 Dec 2014 | PhoneGap Blog, PhoneGap Day, Event, Community A big thanks to everyone who was able to make it to PhoneGap Day US. We'll be posting more videos from the conference so check back on our blog or Youtube channel. Our next speaker is Mike Hartington, front-end developer at Drifty and developer advocate for Ionic, taking us through a deep-dive look into Ionic Framework and how to implement it in your app development. Read more...
PhoneGap Developer App 1.4.0 Release by Tim Kim | 26 Nov 2014 | PhoneGap Blog, App, News, Windows Phone, iOS, Android Hey everyone, we’ve recently updated the PhoneGap Developer App to 1.4.0! This release updates the app with Cordova 4.0.0 and updates all of the official plugins to their latest release.What’s New updated to cordova-android@3.6.4 updated to cordova-ios@3.6.3 updated to cordova-wp8@3.6.4 updated to org.apache.cordova.battery-status@0.2.11 updated to org.apache.cordova.camera@0.3.3 updated to org.apache.cordova.console@0.2.11 updated to org.apache.cordova.contacts@0.2.14 updated to... Read more...