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Apache Cordova Newsflash! by Holly Schinsky | 24 Apr 2015 | PhoneGap Network Recently there have been some significant updates in Cordova to be aware of if you haven’t seen them already. These are included in the latest Cordova Android, Cordova Tools and Cordova Plugins releases this past week. Below is a summary of the highlights in case you missed them. Android 4.0.0 supports pluggable WebViews (hint: Crosswalk) […] Visit Holly's Blog
Big updates to Apache Cordova by Raymond Camden | 22 Apr 2015 | PhoneGap Network Over the past few days, there have been some pretty big updates to Apache Cordova. If you haven’t been following their blog (they don’t have a “subscribe” feature so I use a IFTTT email rule), then you may have missed out on the announcements. Here is a quick review of what’s new: Android 4.0 So, […] Visit Raymond's Blog
Chaining multiple Cordova File Transfers with ngCordova by Raymond Camden | 13 Apr 2015 | PhoneGap Network One issue you may run into with the FileTransfer plugin is that it only lets you do one transfer at a time. You can get around this by using XHR2 (for uploads anyway), but I thought it would be nice to demonstrate how to work with multiple transfers using promises. The FileTransfer plugin does not […] Visit Raymond's Blog
Having trouble with splash screens, Cordova, and Android? by Raymond Camden | 24 Mar 2015 | PhoneGap Network Yesterday I struggled to get – what I thought – was a simple thing working in Cordova – adding a splash screen to Android. According to the docs, at minimum, you should be able to do this: <splash src="res/splash.png" /> This worked fine for me in iOS but in Android, just gave me a blank […] Visit Raymond's Blog
Learning Cordova’s config.xml? Check out this online tool by Raymond Camden | 23 Mar 2015 | PhoneGap Network If you are having trouble understanding how to use PhoneGap/Cordova’s config.xml file, or perhaps just want to see examples of what various options do, please check out Holly Schinsky’s excellent new tool: Interactive Guide to PhoneGap config.xml. Her tool lets you browse a config.xml file and see documentation on each and every major feature. Even […] Visit Raymond's Blog
Avoid Ratchet for PhoneGap/Cordova development by Raymond Camden | 21 Mar 2015 | PhoneGap Network I’m writing this rather quickly (and a bit angrily, which is a recipe for disaster but if you are building hybrid apps I’d suggest you avoid using Ratchet. I’ve used it for testing before but never for a real application. I thought it might be nice to use it for my last example in my […] Visit Raymond's Blog
Updated: Parallax Effects in Hybrid/Web Apps by Andrew Trice | 20 Mar 2015 | PhoneGap Network A while back I wrote about adding parallax effects to your HTML/JS experiences to make them feel a bit richer and closer to a native experience.  I’ve just added this subtle (key word *subtle*) effect to a new project and made a few changes I wanted to share here. If you are wondering what I […] Visit Andrew's Blog
IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.0 Now Available! by Andrew Trice | 20 Mar 2015 | PhoneGap Network It’s here!  IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.0 is now available.  Get the FREE developer edition here, and the v7.0 docs here. This release features: Integrated single-node Cloudant (NoSQL) DB. Detection for tampered/hacked apps Code obfuscation in hybrid apps Enhanced data adapter services REST services with analytics for all data adapter procedures MobileFirst platform security for […] Visit Andrew's Blog
Selecting multiple images in a PhoneGap/Cordova app by Raymond Camden | 12 Mar 2015 | PhoneGap Network A few days ago a reader asked me an interesting question: How can you select more than one image at a time in a PhoneGap/Cordova application? I did a bit of digging and came up with three different options for handling this. There are probably more, and if you would like to share how you’ve […] Visit Raymond's Blog
My early access Cordova book is half off today! by Raymond Camden | 09 Mar 2015 | PhoneGap Network Want a copy of my Apache Cordova book while it is still in development? If you order it today, you can get it half off with the following code: dotd030915au. Six of the twelve chapters are available with more coming very soon. (I’m about to turn in the tenth chapter in a couple of days.) […] Visit Raymond's Blog