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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
PhoneGap Online/Offline Tip (2) by Raymond Camden | 13 Jan 2015 | PhoneGap Network A while ago I posted an article discussing how to handle offline and online events in Cordova/PhoneGap (PhoneGap Offline/Online Tip). While working on my book I came across some differences to this behavior that I wanted to document. As a reminder, the idea is simple. Your PhoneGap/Cordova app should be network aware if it makes […] Visit Raymond's Blog
Sync Data Using PouchDB In Your Ionic Framework App by Holly Schinsky | 30 Dec 2014 | PhoneGap Network Syncing data with the cloud is all the hype lately.  Dropbox, Firebase, Parse, Couchbase, everyone is working towards having the easiest solution.  There are many others, but those are just a few off the top of my head. One of my subscribers recently asked if I knew how to get PouchDB working with an Apache […] Visit Holly's Blog
Cordova Demo – Viewing all Contacts by Raymond Camden | 23 Dec 2014 | PhoneGap Network A quick demo of something I’ve wanted to see myself for a while now – a user on Stackoverflow asked if it was possible to view all the contacts on a device using PhoneGap/Cordova. It is rather trivial to do so. Simply perform a search and skip providing an actual filter. Here is an example. […] Visit Raymond's Blog
Viewport and Cordova Tip by Raymond Camden | 18 Dec 2014 | PhoneGap Network Yesterday I ran into an interesting thing with Cordova and I thought I’d share. I assume most folks are aware of the benefits of adding a meta tag specifying viewport when building mobile-friendly websites. If you aren’t, here are a few examples demonstrating the idea. I created a quick Cordova application yesterday specifically to demonstrate […] Visit Raymond's Blog
Push Notifications Sample App with Ionic and ngCordova by Holly Schinsky | 16 Dec 2014 | PhoneGap Network I created a new sample push notification app recently to highlight some new changes in iOS 8 and show an example of implementing them with a currently popular stack of frameworks available to build hybrid mobile apps quickly. The sample app is built using Ionic with ngCordova to take advantage of the Cordova PushPlugin wrapper […] Visit Holly's Blog
Animated Page Transitions with React.js by Christophe Coenraets | 15 Dec 2014 | PhoneGap Network After exploring React in my previous post, I started experimenting with ways to implement animated page transitions in mobile web and Cordova-based apps. ReactCSSTransitionGroup provides the basic infrastructure for CSS-based animations. But after a few promising experiments, I ran into this problem. I also wasn’t sure this approach would give me enough control to implement […] Visit Christophe's Blog
Cordova Example – Sending SMS Messages by Raymond Camden | 11 Dec 2014 | PhoneGap Network Yesterday a reader contacted me asking for help sending SMS messages from a PhoneGap/Cordova application. I’ve made use of a nice plugin for this before so I thought I’d whip up a quick example of it for him, and my readers. The plugin I used is Sms Custom Cordova Plugin – not the most imaginative […] Visit Raymond's Blog