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WKWebView and Apache Cordova by Shazron Abdullah | 03 Mar 2015 | PhoneGap Network The Good WKWebView support will be coming in cordova-ios 4.0.0, tentatively scheduled for April 2015. You can however, alpha test the support by following this README. Pluggable webviews are coming in cordova-ios 4.0.0, which in addition to the default UIWebView, you can include the wkwebview-engine plugin for WKWebView support (it will not be in there by default so […] Visit Shazron's Blog
cordova-ios 3.8.0 release – highlights by Shazron Abdullah | 27 Feb 2015 | PhoneGap Network The full release notes are available. Take note of the caveat that the current cordova-cli does not include this version by default until version 4.3.0 (pending Apache voting and release) so you will have to add the platform explicitly. node.js is required Formerly if you did not use the cordova-cli and just used the bin/create script […] Visit Shazron's Blog
Quick Cordova tip – Preventing multiple sounds at once by Raymond Camden | 27 Feb 2015 | PhoneGap Network I’m working on a simple application that acts – a bit – like a sound board. You select an item, click a button, and you hear an MP3. While letting one of my kids play with it, they quickly discovered that if they hit the button multiple times in a row, the sound would play […] Visit Raymond's Blog
Reminder – You don’t need AppCache for PhoneGap/Cordova by Raymond Camden | 26 Feb 2015 | PhoneGap Network I’ve seen this come up a few times recently, and it was mentioned in a presentation I attended yesterday on PhoneGap, but just as a reminder, stop worrying about AppCache and PhoneGap/Cordova. It may not be entirely clear to people new to hybrid mobile development, but your application is on the device itself. AppCache makes […] Visit Raymond's Blog
Apache Cordova in Action MEAP Updated by Raymond Camden | 18 Feb 2015 | PhoneGap Network A few months ago I announced early access to my Apache Cordova book, “Apache Cordova in Action.” Today the MEAP (Manning Early Access Program) edition of the book was updated to included chapter 6. If you haven’t yet checked it out, and don’t mind getting in early (I won’t call it “rough”, I’ll call it […] Visit Raymond's Blog
Possible Cordova FileSystem Resource by Raymond Camden | 10 Feb 2015 | PhoneGap Network I say “possible” because I haven’t read it myself, but a reader pointed me to this book by Eric Bidelman, “Using the HTML5 Filesystem API”. It is nearly four years old, but the reader said it helped him, and I know folks are desperate for more help with the FileSystem so I thought I’d pass […] Visit Raymond's Blog
Using the new Bluemix Visual Recognition service in Cordova by Raymond Camden | 06 Feb 2015 | PhoneGap Network Before I begin, a quick disclaimer. I’ve been at IBM for a grand total of five days. Considering three were taken up by travel and orientation, I’m very much the new kid on the block here. I’ve only begun to look into MobileFirst and Bluemix so you should take what I show here with the […] Visit Raymond's Blog
Interactive Config Guide for PhoneGap/Cordova by Holly Schinsky | 28 Jan 2015 | PhoneGap Network One of the challenges we face as hybrid app developers is determining which configuration settings to use for any given app due to variances in operating systems and browser rendering engines across platforms. The config.xml file located in the root of your PhoneGap/Cordova apps when you create an app can have a variety of content […] Visit Holly's Blog
PhoneGap/Cordova Tip: Working with files under www and Android by Raymond Camden | 21 Jan 2015 | PhoneGap Network This is a topic that has come up a few times in comments recently but I wanted to post something a bit more explicit. First and foremost, you cannot use the File system APIs to work with files under the www folder. The docs for the File plugin incorrectly states that you have Read access […] Visit Raymond's Blog
Belgian Beer Explorer with AngularJS and Ionic by Christophe Coenraets | 13 Jan 2015 | PhoneGap Network In my previous post, I shared a Belgian Beer Explorer application built with React, Bootstrap, Node.js and Postgres. In this post, I’m sharing the same application built with AngularJS and Ionic. Application Highlights Like the original version, the mobile version lets users search and explore over 1700 Belgian beers by name, style, brewery, alcohol content, […] Visit Christophe's Blog