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PhoneGap Day – Call for Speakers Open – Come Present your Stuff! by Holly Schinsky | 22 Jul 2014 | PhoneGap Network The dates for PhoneGap Day EU and US were just announced and there’s a call out for speakers. If you have something cool or interesting you’re working on (or late night side project :)) related to mobile web, definitely submit it! The sessions are typically around 20 mins in length, and the topics can vary […] Visit Holly's Blog
Mixing Cordova/PhoneGap Components with Native iOS – Part 1 by Holly Schinsky | 22 Jul 2014 | PhoneGap Network I built this tutorial to serve as a guide to creating a hybrid mobile application combining both native iOS controls and Cordova/PhoneGap components to leverage the best of both worlds as an alternative to picking one over the other. Developers may choose to do this if they want to use specific native UI features but […] Visit Holly's Blog
Cordova iOS Plugin Interface – upcoming changes by Shazron Abdullah | 21 Jul 2014 | PhoneGap Network The plugin interfaces below will be deprecated in Apache Cordova 3.6.0 (iOS), and will be removed totally in the major release of 4.0.0 later this year. Please plan accordingly if you have plugins that use these interfaces. If you followed the 3.x Guides on how to create and use plugins, you should be OK, these […] Visit Shazron's Blog
Targeting a device type with Cordova Emulate by Raymond Camden | 21 Jul 2014 | PhoneGap Network Today I've got yet another Cordova tip that was probably known to most people. I'm working on a sample application that needs to run on an iPad, not an iPhone, but the problem was that every time I ran cordova emulate ios, it would fire up the application in an iPhone. If I switched the hardware in the iOS simulator settings it would work, but when I recompiled and reran, it reverted to an iPhone. Turns out, there is a simple solution for this. I had never noticed this, but cordova emulate... Visit Raymond's Blog
Cordova Sample: Reading a text file by Raymond Camden | 15 Jul 2014 | PhoneGap Network A few weeks back I began a list of questions to help build a PhoneGap/Cordova File System FAQ. (More on that at the very end.) As I work through the questions I'm building little samples (like this one) to help demonstrate various FileSystem features. Today's is really simple, but as always, I figure people can find this helpful even if it trivial. (And if I'm wrong, let me know in the comments below.) Today's example simply reads a text-based file from the file system and displays it in the... Visit Raymond's Blog
2 Quick Tips When Adding PhoneGap/Cordova Plugins by Holly Schinsky | 15 Jul 2014 | PhoneGap Network Here are a few quick tips when adding plugins in case you weren’t aware of them previously: Useful command line shortcuts when adding a plugin: Add a specific version of a plugin using the @ syntax $ phonegap plugin add $ cordova plugin add Add multiple plugins batch style $ phonegap plugin add […] Visit Holly's Blog
Yet another Cordova/PhoneGap Debugging Tip by Raymond Camden | 15 Jul 2014 | PhoneGap Network Want another way to debug Cordova/PhoneGap apps? This isn't new, but I tend to forget about this option and it came in handy yesterday so I thought I would share. When you send builds to the simulator/device via the command line, you may notice that at the end of all the output about building this and generating that, you get these two lines: 2014-07-14 17:23:36.846 ios-sim[1335:507] stderrPath: /Users/ray/readtextfile/platforms/ios/cordova/console.log 2014-07-14 17:23:36.847... Visit Raymond's Blog
Verified plugins site for Cordova applications by Raymond Camden | 14 Jul 2014 | PhoneGap Network Currently the main site I use for finding Cordova plugins is Last week Telerik announced the creation of a new site, the Verified Plugins Marketplace. This site contains plugins that have been tested to ensure they work well and contain sample apps written with Kendo UI. I've often said that as a new Node developer, the availability of npm modules is both good and overwhelming as well. Having a curated, filtered list of plugins could be a huge benefit for Cordova/PhoneGap... Visit Raymond's Blog
PhoneGap Facebook Plugin – maintenance update by Shazron Abdullah | 14 Jul 2014 | PhoneGap Network Beginning today – the PhoneGap Facebook Plugin has a new home under Wizcorp. Ally Ogilvie of Wizcorp has been doing a great job of maintaining this plugin thus far, and his excellent stewardship of the plugin will continue on. Please update your bookmarks and point your git urls to the new location when adding a […] Visit Shazron's Blog
First release of Cordova Brackets extension by Raymond Camden | 11 Jul 2014 | PhoneGap Network I blogged about this a few days ago, but I think I'm ready to really release my Cordova Brackets extension. The code is pretty much crap and it's really lacking in providing good feedback while it works, but the initial feature list is complete. Assuming you've got the Cordova CLI installed already, you can, via Brackets: Add and remove platforms. Warning - if Cordova needs to grab the bits for the platform (it does this once), it will be slow, and again, my extension isn't providing... Visit Raymond's Blog