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Ionic Tutorial and Sample Application by Christophe Coenraets | 28 Oct 2014 | PhoneGap Network I had a great time presenting the PhoneGap Day workshops with Michael and Holly last week in San Francisco. In the afternoon, I ran an AngularJS/Ionic workshop based on this tutorial. At the end of the workshop, I showed a more complete version of the application with additional UI polish and better code organization. A […] Visit Christophe's Blog
Embarking Upon A New Adventure by Andrew Trice | 20 Oct 2014 | PhoneGap Network I’m excited to finally announce that I have embarked upon a new adventure!  Today marks my first day as a MobileFirst Developer Advocate for IBM! So, what does that mean? It is very similar to what I was doing back at Adobe focusing on developers.  I’m excited to engage with the development community around building […] Visit Andrew's Blog
Cordova, the Camera plugin, AngularJS, and Ninja Cats. by Raymond Camden | 10 Oct 2014 | PhoneGap Network Just a random tip for folks who may run into this in the future. I'm working on a mobile app for a client and I'm using both Cordova and AngularJS. The application allows people to select a photo from their gallery or take a new picture. It then renders a thumbnail to the web page. It supports any number of selections so my view simply loops over an array. <img ng-repeat="pic in groupPics[group.part]" ng-src="" ng-click="removePicture(group.part,pic)"... Visit Raymond's Blog
Cordova and Large Asset Downloads - An Abstract by Raymond Camden | 07 Oct 2014 | PhoneGap Network Doing something a bit different today. A PhoneGap user contacted me yesterday with an interesting problem. He and I discussed it over a quick Google Hangout, and I thought I'd write up some thoughts about our discussion. Ultimately I want to build a proof of concept around this idea, but I thought I'd start first with an explanation, sans code, to see what people thought. The problem, at a high level, involves downloading data files to a PhoneGap/Cordova application after the user has... Visit Raymond's Blog
Figuring out what version of Cordova created a project by Raymond Camden | 03 Oct 2014 | PhoneGap Network Earlier today a user on Twitter asked how one could determine the version of Cordova used to create a project. As far as I knew there wasn't really a way to determine this, especially since there are multiple versions in play now. But I double checked on the main developer list just to be sure. Once again, Cordova contributor Michal Mocny chimed in to provide some context. What follows is a summarized version of what he said. It meshes with what I knew as well so that makes it doubly true.... Visit Raymond's Blog
Cordova, Plugins, and Determining What Supports What by Raymond Camden | 01 Oct 2014 | PhoneGap Network Earlier today a user on the Cordova development list asked if plugins are tested against only the current release of the SDK. This brought up an interesting discussion that I'm summarizing here. First, there is still an idea of "core" plugins versus "third party" plugins. Core plugins include the things that have traditionally been part of the core feature set, like Camera and Geolocation. While there is no firm list of what is considered core, I'd say anything under the org.apache.cordova... Visit Raymond's Blog
New Icons and Splash Screen Help for Cordova/PhoneGap Apps by Holly Schinsky | 29 Sep 2014 | PhoneGap Network The Cordova CLI recently included some updates developers may not be aware of but find helpful in configuring splash screens and icons for their mobile apps. There’s now support for a Visit Holly's Blog
Browser as a platform for your PhoneGap/Cordova apps by Raymond Camden | 24 Sep 2014 | PhoneGap Network This is a pretty exciting change. If you've recently updated to the latest version of Cordova, you will notice that a new platform exists: browser. What exactly does this mean? It means the browser is now (well, becoming) a viable way to test your PhoneGap/Cordova applications. For a long time now I've done a lot of my development in the browser. Most of the time I'm not concerned about some random Cordova feature, instead I'm more concerned about something else. So I'll skip, or mock, a... Visit Raymond's Blog
Simple photo filters with VintageJS and Cordova by Raymond Camden | 23 Sep 2014 | PhoneGap Network A quick demo today of something I ran into via StackOverflow. VintageJS is a JavaScript library that adds simple camera fitlers, like sepia and vignettes, to pictures. As long as your browser supports canvas, you can make use of the library rather easily. Here is one example, stolen from their docs. var img = document.getElementById('yourImage'); var options = { onError: function() { alert('ERROR'); } }; var effect = { vignette: 0.6, sepia: true }; new VintageJS(img,... Visit Raymond's Blog
Cordova iOS and iOS 8 by Shazron Abdullah | 18 Sep 2014 | PhoneGap Network iOS 8 was just released – and Cordova supports it fully, but it is still using the existing UIWebView iOS browser component (more on the new iOS 8 WKWebView later). The main issues were in the core plugins, which have been updated but the released versions in the Cordova Plugin Registry have not. We are […] Visit Shazron's Blog