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PhoneGap Day EU 2015 - Speakers announced and top 5 reasons to attend by Jen Gray | 25 Mar 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, Event, News, PhoneGap Day We had an awesome turnout for our first PhoneGap Day EU in 2013 and we’re thrilled to do it again! On Monday, May 18th, we’re hosting our second PhoneGap Day EU at Het Compagnietheater in Amsterdam.We’re excited to announce a killer lineup of speakers all ready to share tips and best practices in mobile development, experiences with coding and performance, and the latest mobile trends. Be sure to check out the PhoneGap Day site for the full list.Tickets are going fast so be sure to... Read more...
Having trouble with splash screens, Cordova, and Android? by Raymond Camden | 24 Mar 2015 | PhoneGap Network Yesterday I struggled to get – what I thought – was a simple thing working in Cordova – adding a splash screen to Android. According to the docs, at minimum, you should be able to do this: <splash src="res/splash.png" /> This worked fine for me in iOS but in Android, just gave me a blank […] Visit Raymond's Blog
Learning Cordova’s config.xml? Check out this online tool by Raymond Camden | 23 Mar 2015 | PhoneGap Network If you are having trouble understanding how to use PhoneGap/Cordova’s config.xml file, or perhaps just want to see examples of what various options do, please check out Holly Schinsky’s excellent new tool: Interactive Guide to PhoneGap config.xml. Her tool lets you browse a config.xml file and see documentation on each and every major feature. Even […] Visit Raymond's Blog
Learn PhoneGap by Building PhoneGap Apps by Mark Lassoff | 23 Mar 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, Guest Post If you like to learn a new technology by “just building something,” there is a new program from technical publisher LearnToProgram Media that might be perfect for you.In this program, participants are invited to build 10 Apps in 10 Weeks. The apps review a number of skills important to PhoneGap Developers, including the use of geolocation, Google Maps™ API, Google Places™ API, and media. The program puts the emphasis on rapid application development and fun. Here’s the list of apps... Read more...
Avoid Ratchet for PhoneGap/Cordova development by Raymond Camden | 21 Mar 2015 | PhoneGap Network I’m writing this rather quickly (and a bit angrily, which is a recipe for disaster but if you are building hybrid apps I’d suggest you avoid using Ratchet. I’ve used it for testing before but never for a real application. I thought it might be nice to use it for my last example in my […] Visit Raymond's Blog
Updated: Parallax Effects in Hybrid/Web Apps by Andrew Trice | 20 Mar 2015 | PhoneGap Network A while back I wrote about adding parallax effects to your HTML/JS experiences to make them feel a bit richer and closer to a native experience.  I’ve just added this subtle (key word *subtle*) effect to a new project and made a few changes I wanted to share here. If you are wondering what I […] Visit Andrew's Blog
IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.0 Now Available! by Andrew Trice | 20 Mar 2015 | PhoneGap Network It’s here!  IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.0 is now available.  Get the FREE developer edition here, and the v7.0 docs here. This release features: Integrated single-node Cloudant (NoSQL) DB. Detection for tampered/hacked apps Code obfuscation in hybrid apps Enhanced data adapter services REST services with analytics for all data adapter procedures MobileFirst platform security for […] Visit Andrew's Blog
Well-Made to Well-Known: Unlocking your App's Potential Pt. 1 by Ryan Hanna | 19 Mar 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, Guest Post In this two-part series, I will share development decisions that help create a well-made app and marketing methods that will allow that app to become well-known. This series will cover ways to delight your users, entice their friends, tell your story and sustain your future.As the Lead Software Engineer at Sworkit, I develop our popular fitness app using PhoneGap hybrid development tools. With over 3.5 million downloads, we credit the rapid development, testing and distribution cycles made... Read more...
PhoneGap Desktop App 0.1.3 by Herm Wong | 16 Mar 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, Release, News PhoneGap Desktop App 0.1.3 Beta is now available!InstallationDownload and install the PhoneGap Desktop App Beta 0.1.3 release: OS X: Download PhoneGap Desktop 0.1.3 for OS X Windows: Download PhoneGap Desktop 0.1.3 for Windows Anyone already using the app will receive an update notification within the app.What’s NewThis release includes a couple minor UI improvements and a few bug fixes: Added animated transitions to the update available prompt. Added an About option in the Settings menu.... Read more...
Selecting multiple images in a PhoneGap/Cordova app by Raymond Camden | 12 Mar 2015 | PhoneGap Network A few days ago a reader asked me an interesting question: How can you select more than one image at a time in a PhoneGap/Cordova application? I did a bit of digging and came up with three different options for handling this. There are probably more, and if you would like to share how you’ve […] Visit Raymond's Blog