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PhoneGap Community Highlight: OK GROW!

We’re excited to highlight people in the PhoneGap community who are creating awesome work. Our popularity and success is due to our hardworking community and we want to showcase their great work: Tell us about yourself? OK GROW! is an expert app development agency that specializes in cross platform application...

PhoneGap at Adobe Summit

The PhoneGap team is excited to be headed to the Adobe Summit from March 24-28 in Salt Lake City, UT. We’ll be sharing some news as well as have a hands-on lab to learn more about a new offering, PhoneGap Enterprise. L712 - Hands-on Lab: Building mobile apps with PhoneGap...

PhoneGap Day EU 2013: Topcoat

Thank you to everyone who attended PhoneGap Day EU. We’ll be rolling out all the videos over the coming days for those who weren’t able to attend. Our next video is Kristofer Joseph, JavaScript Frameworks Lead at Adobe, talking about Topcoat and how to use it to create clean and...

Bigger Apps have Arrived

The PhoneGap Build team is happy to announce the increase of file sizes to 40MB for paid users of PhoneGap Build. We heard you in the community–15MB is just too small–and after gathering your feedback, it’s clear that 40MB will help you handle larger projects through PhoneGap Build. We’re looking...

Festival app for beer lovers

Yesterday was the first day of the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver, Colorado. Those lucky enough to attend the three-day festival can make sure they don’t miss anything (or get lost) by downloading the My GABF app. Created for The Brewers Association by Adobe agency partner The1stMovment (T1M),...

PhoneGap and Adobe Leading the Way

Great news! Two reports were recently published by Gartner that demonstrate what we’ve long been working toward – Adobe, with PhoneGap in particular, is a leader in the mobile app development space. The first Gartner report, “Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms”, is an assessment of the major vendors...

A Look Back at PhoneGap Day US 2013

Another one for the record books! The PhoneGap and PhoneGap Build teams travelled to Portland, OR to release Adobe PhoneGap 3.0 as well as celebrate with the community at our 3rd annual PhoneGap Day US! We had a great time at the Leftbank Annex hearing from an amazing line-up of...

PhoneGap 3.0 FAQ

Since we released PhoneGap 3.0, we’ve received a lot of positive feedback from the community. Thanks guys! We’ve also received some great questions, so we’ve compiled this FAQ to help clear things up. Q. When will we start to see iOS7 support? A. The very same day that Apple ships...

Big Data on Small Screens

If you’ve never heard of MEASURE DHS, you’ve surely heard statistics from the more than 300 surveys the project conducts in more than 90 countries. This information about population, health, HIV, and nutrition guides both policy and humanitarian and aid programs around the world. To make this data more widely...

Adobe PhoneGap 3.0 Released

Today we’re celebrating the launch of PhoneGap 3.0 at PhoneGap Day in Portland, OR! We couldn’t have done it without the entire PhoneGap/Apache Cordova community working together to hit this major milestone. Thank you for all for your hard work! Here’s our official announcement: Adobe PhoneGap 3.0 Released at 3rd...

Congrats to our PhoneGap Build Champions

PhoneGap Build users looking for support head to our free forum hosted over on Get Satisfaction. If you’ve ever been on the forum, you’ve probably seen some people who go above and beyond by helping others. They’re not PhoneGap Build staff, but fellow Build users who are passionate about the...

Celebrate PhoneGap Day US 2013

We’re excited to announce our 3rd Annual PhoneGap Day! On Friday July 19th, we’re celebrating PhoneGap Day at The LeftBank Annex in Portland, Oregon. What’s it all about? PhoneGap Day is one part conference and one part celebration where you’ll meet and mingle with like-minded people interested in PhoneGap and...

PhoneGap at Adobe MAX 2013

The PhoneGap team headed to LA from May 4-8 to attend Adobe MAX. We were stoked to have so many PhoneGap and PhoneGap Build sessions there! We met tons of people who were new to PhoneGap and lots who were already familiar with us and wanted to take it to...

PhoneGap Day US 2013 - Call for Speakers

PhoneGap Day US 2013 is headed to Portland, OR again this year and we want to see you there! Mark your calendars for July 19, 2013. Want to speak at PhoneGap Day? We’re still accepting your speaking submissions! Our deadline is Apr 15, 2013. If you’ve got a great PhoneGap...

jQuery Adds Support for Windows Store Apps

Our friends at Microsoft had some exciting news last week: jQuery added full support for Windows Store applications! The popular open source JavaScript Web framework jQuery is adding full support for Windows Store applications in the upcoming v2.0 release, thanks to recent contributions from appendTo with technical support from Microsoft...

PhoneGap at Adobe MAX 2013

Adobe is hosting its MAX conference on May 4-8 in LA and we’re going to be there! This conference has a special place in our hearts as 2011’s MAX announced Nitobi was joining Adobe. We had a lot of fun and it was great to see PhoneGap’s name up on...

Adobe TechLive + PhoneGap Events in February

Adobe TechLive is a new Adobe offering that delivers live interactive technical events. All events take place in Adobe Connect sessions so you can engage and get your questions answered from a variety of people: Adobe Developer Evangelists, Product Managers, and more. This is awesome for those who can’t attend...

Introducing GenericPush Plugin

We’re happy to announce the support of a new plugin! The GenericPush plugin is an open-source plugin for use with Cordova and allows your application to receive push notifications on both Android and iOS devices. The Android implementation uses Google’s GCM service, whereas the iOS version is based on Apple...

Join us at W3Conf

The PhoneGap team is part of an awesome group within Adobe that’s committed to making web standards as accessible as possible to web developers. One of our goals is to base the PhoneGap API on web standards, and in turn see some of these standards be implemented in today’s modern...

Introducing the PhoneGap Developer Directory

One of the most popular questions we get asked is “How do I find a PhoneGap Developer?” Now we’ve got a tool to help you: Introducing the PhoneGap Developer Directory! We hope the Directory can be a way to connect talented PhoneGap developers with new projects and community events. Register...

The PhoneGap Extension for Brackets

This week we announced the official launch of PhoneGap Build — a service that compiles your PhoneGap applications in the cloud, saving you the hassle of installing and maintaining SDKs for every mobile platform you want to target. There are two ways to submit code to the PhoneGap Build service:...

PhoneGap Build is Launched!

Adobe is proud to officially launch PhoneGap Build! The PhoneGap framework allows developers to build native mobile applications using the standard web tech: HTML, CSS and JavaScript. With the PhoneGap Build service, you can ease the development process by conveniently uploading assets or referencing a GitHub repo. Then, PhoneGap Build...

A Look Back at PhoneGap Day EU

We’re back from Amsterdam after celebrating our 1st annual PhoneGap Day EU! We took all the fun and learning from PhoneGap Day US in Portland and transported it to our European friends. PhoneGap Day EU surpassed our expectations with over 300 attendees and another 100 on the waitlist. Clearly there...

Fill out our Mobile Dev Survey

We’re studying the everyday work processes and tool choices of mobile developers and want to hear from you! We’re interested in a wide range of perspectives, from experienced PhoneGap developers to people who haven’t tried PhoneGap yet. All programming languages and levels of expertise are welcome. How to Participate We’re...

A Look Back at PhoneGap Day US

We’re back from Portland after celebrating our 2nd annual PhoneGap Day US! It was great to come together to officially release Adobe PhoneGap 2.0, see the latest and greatest from PhoneGap Build, and of course, drink beers with the community. And what a day it was for the community! It...

Adobe PhoneGap 2.0 Released

Today we’re celebrating the launch of PhoneGap 2.0 at PhoneGap Day in Portland! Thank you to the whole PhoneGap/Apache Cordova community for working toward this major milestone. Your time and expertise is greatly appreciated and we’ll be toasting your efforts today! Here’s our official announcement: Adobe PhoneGap 2.0 Released at...

Adobe PhoneGap named “Champion” by Info-Tech Research Group

Adobe PhoneGap was recognized as a “Champion” by Info-Tech Research Group in its 2012 Vendor Landscape: Mobile Development Platforms. Evaluated against four competitors in the Mobile Development Platform market, Info-Tech Research Group placed PhoneGap in the top-right Champion quadrant. According to Info-Tech Research Group, Champions receive high scores for most...

Limited time offer on PG Day US Tickets

Good news! Thanks to generous sponsorship from our friends at Intel, we’re lowering the price of PhoneGap Day tickets. We are now offering tickets for PhoneGap day for only $50! Purchase your tickets quick as these tickets will definitely sell out. For people who have already purchased tickets, look for...

Adobe PhoneGap named Best Cross-Platform Development Tool by CodeProject

We’re excited to announce that Adobe PhoneGap was named Best Cross-Platform Development Tool by CodeProject’s 2012 Members Choice Awards! CodeProject, one of the world’s largest independent online developer communities, present awards to the best development products and tools based on votes by their members. CodeProject.com members were asked to nominate...

Celebrate PhoneGap Day 2012

Last year, we hosted our first ever PhoneGap Day in Portland, Oregon and we’re excited to announce that we’re doing it again! On Friday, July 20th, we’re hosting our second PhoneGap Day at The LeftBank Annex in Portland, Oregon. PhoneGap Day is one part conference and one part celebration where...

Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 supports PhoneGap Build

We’re really excited to announce the support of PhoneGap Build in Adobe Dreamweaver CS6! By incorporating Build, users will have a more streamlined, up-to-date, and stable development environment. Author HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript-based applications with ease. Log into PhoneGap Build via the PhoneGap Build Service Panel (Site > PhoneGap Build)...

New Wikipedia iOS app is powered by PhoneGap

Update Apr 25: They’ve now ported it over to BlackBerry Playbook too! Check it out here. Congratulations to Wikimedia on their Wikipedia app for iOS. We’re really excited as this new app is based on the same code as their Wikipedia Android app – both are powered by PhoneGap! Since...

Where to find us in April

The PhoneGap team is off to more conferences and meet ups in April. Check out where we’re headed: JSConf (Scottsdale), Apr 2-3. We’re stoked to be a sponsor of JSConf! We’re also sending some of our PhoneGap team to the conference. Have a beer and talk PhoneGap with Brian LeRoux,...

PhoneGap's new Device Wall

The Device Wall was born from a simple question: How can we create a test lab for past, current, and future mobile device technology? From this question sprang the Device Wall. Its physical platform provides Adobe’s Vancouver office an armature to archive phones, tablets and hybrid mobile devices that come...

Where to find us in Feb + March

In between working hard on Phonegap, we’re hitting up some events and showing our support to the community too. Here’s where you can find us: Mobile World Congress (Barcelona) - Feb 26-Mar 1 Andre Charland, Dave Johnson, and Colene Chow will be at the Adobe booth representing PhoneGap. You can...

PhoneGap Docs now in French

La version française de la doc PhoneGap est en ligne! We’re really excited to welcome PhoneGap Docs translated into French. Huge thanks and credit goes to Alan Allegret who translated all three docs – 1.1.0, 1.2.0, 1.3.0! Along with these new French PhoneGap docs, we also have docs translated to...

PhoneGap for Windows Phone: Getting Started

Yesterday, we announced the release of PhoneGap 1.3.0. This early holiday present included many improvements, new features and bug fixes across many platforms. One of the most exciting parts of PhoneGap 1.3 is the full support of Windows Phone, including the full PhoneGap API and Windows Phone Getting Started Guide....

PhoneGap 1.3 Released

The PhoneGap Community has done it again. We are happy to announce the release of PhoneGap 1.3! In this release, we’ve made great progress with BlackBerry and Windows Phone. For BlackBerry, we’ve added OSX support so now you can develop for BlackBerry on a Mac! For Windows Phone, users can...

The ADC presents PhoneGap APIs II

Adobe Developer Evangelist Kevin Hoyt has released new videos covering more PhoneGap APIs. In these step-by-step videos he covers how to use the Connection, Contacts and Device APIs. * PhoneGap: Connection API* - PhoneGap’s Connection API can detect your mobile device’s Internet connection. Kevin explains how to use this to...

The ADC presents PhoneGap APIs

Adobe Developer Evangelist Kevin Hoyt continues his PhoneGap series with a new set of videos. Here he covers the APIs available to you and how to use them. PhoneGap: Accelerometer API - Kevin shows you how to employ mobile-specific sensors like the accelerometer into your apps. PhoneGap: Camera API -...

The ADC presents PhoneGap

The Adobe Developer Connection (ADC) is your source for technical articles and how-to videos that cover Adobe developer products and technologies. Recently, they launched a new PhoneGap series with Adobe Developer Evangelist Kevin Hoyt. The first three videos of the series give an introduction to PhoneGap as well as how...

HTML5 Now and Next

Where are we at with HTML5 and where are we going? Find out at Adobe’s meetup “HTML5 Now and Next” in San Francisco on Monday, December 5th at 6pm. This evening of code will feature a talk about HTML5 and what’s available right now, with demos of the best HTML5...

Plugins for PhoneGap + Windows Phone Mango

In early September, we announced PhoneGap for Windows Phone Mango. Since then, we’ve still been hard at work and Jesse MacFadyen, a core developer for PhoneGap, recently blogged about adding plugin support to WP7 PhoneGap apps: “We recently added plugin support to WP7 PhoneGap apps. I will outline here what...

Relive PhoneGap Day with videos

We hosted our first ever PhoneGap Day earlier this year in Portland. In case you hadn’t noticed, we’ve uploaded all the videos from that day onto our YouTube channel. Check them out on our YouTube here or view them below! Dave Johnson talks about everything you need to know about PhoneGap...

Where to find us in November

We’re nearing the end of the year but we still have time to squeeze in some road trips! We’ll be at the following conferences and events in November: November 5 - W3C Offline Apps Workshop (Redwood City) Fil Maj & Michael Brooks will be speaking on “Widget Packaging and XML...

Day 1: Nitobi joins Adobe

We’re excited to announce that Adobe’s acquisition of Nitobi closed today! The Nitobi team is looking forward to joining Adobe and with their support, continue to work on simplifying cross-platform mobile development via the PhoneGap project. We can’t wait to work on it full-time! As part of that process, Nitobi...

Mad Science with Processing.js

Let’s build a perfect scenario: You’re sitting in a dim subway station and a train goes zooming past you. Attached to the side of the train is a tall, narrow strip of LCD’s that are processing and displaying single columns of pixels of an image in a loop. As the...

Wikipedia goes Android and needs Developers

Written by: Tomasz Finc, Director of Mobile and Special Projects, Wikimedia Foundation. (See Tomasz’s original post on Wikimedia here) Over the last month, we’ve been hard at work building a Wikipedia Android app for our users and partners that prefer apps over the mobile web. It’s built with the PhoneGap...

Nitobi enters into Acquisition Agreement with Adobe

We have exciting news to share—we’re being acquired by Adobe! Adobe has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Nitobi (including PhoneGap and PhoneGap Build). This was officially announced today at Adobe’s MAX 2011 technology Conference in Los Angeles. What does this mean for us? This acquisition will allow Nitobi...

PhoneGap Build moves to Open Beta

Last November, we launched PhoneGap Build, a new service built on top of PhoneGap. PhoneGap Build takes the pain out of compiling mobile apps across multiple platforms. You simply write your app using HTML, CSS or JavaScript, upload it to the PhoneGap Build service, and get back app-store ready apps...

PhoneGap Meetup at Microsoft

Come join our PhoneGap meetup at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA. on_* October 7 from 7-9pm_*. It’s totally free! This informal, fun meetup will feature an introduction to PhoneGap. See a hands-on tutorial showing you how to use your HTML/JavaScript skills to build applications for mobile platforms including iPhone,...

PhoneGap at Social Media Week Vancouver

It’s Social Media Week worldwide and Vancouver is involved for the first time! PhoneGap’s Joni Rustulka will be involved in the Mobile and App Summit which takes place on September 22 from 4-7pm at Emily Carr University of Art + Design: Join Vancouver’s mobile development and marketing community for a...

Special Webinar: PhoneGap & Worklight

Using PhoneGap for Mobile App Development in the Enterprise With over 500,000 downloads, PhoneGap is a rapidly becoming one of the most popular mobile app frameworks for cross-platform development. Incorporated into Worklight’s award-winning mobile application platform, the technology is now making its mark on enterprise developers and architects deploying both...

New Strobe Platform plays nicely with PhoneGap

Congratulations to Strobe on its recent launch! Strobe is a new app platform and delivery network that helps developers build HTML5-based Web applications for desktops, smartphones and tablets, while centrally managing them from a single interface. The best part? Strobe has PhoneGap Build integration built in, which allows users to...

Where to find us in September

PhoneGap is hittin’ the road!  We’ve got a couple dates in September with more coming later in the Fall: September 12 - Breaking Development Conference (Nashville) Building Native Mobile Apps with PhoneGap and HTML5 with Dave Johnson * September 16 - Future of Mobile Conference (London)* HTML5 and cross-platform native...

PhoneGap Facebook Platform Plugin Simplifies Log In for Mobile Users

We’re proud to announce the launch of a new PhoneGap Facebook Platform plugin! This plugin makes it easy for any PhoneGap developer to add Facebook’s single sign-on functionality to their mobile apps. Plus, single sign-on functionality improves the experience for end users. With more than 250 million people accessing Facebook...

PhoneGap at DreamForce, Aug 30-Sept 2, 2011

PhoneGap will be at Salesforce’s annual user and developer conference (Dreamforce) in San Francisco next week. Dreamforce is the cloud computing event of the year bringing together all the leaders in cloud computing to share, connect, and inspire. Naturally, it’s right up our alley! You can catch PhoneGap in three...

PhoneGap Day: Mobile Web Design Panel

Here’s the next video in the PhoneGap Day talk series! This discussion features PinchZoom’s Brian Fling, Sencha’s David Kaneda, and Nitobi’s very own Joni Rustulka and covers the process of discovery and design in the mobile space. The discussion includes: When do you make a mobile site vs a mobile...