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Determining installed plugins at runtime for Cordova and PhoneGap applications by Raymond Camden | 19 Nov 2014 | PhoneGap Network Earlier today on Twitter a user asked an interesting question: How can I tell - via JavaScript - if a particular plugin is installed in a Cordova/PhoneGap application. I responded by asking how you wouldn't know since it is your own app, but then he mentioned that his code base was stand alone and would be used within other projects. (So basically - just JavaScript code that other Cordova/PhoneGap applications would use.) There are a couple of different ways to handle this. The first, and... Visit Raymond's Blog
Cordova's copy-from tip by Raymond Camden | 14 Nov 2014 | PhoneGap Network Yesterday I was proof-reading a blog post about an update to the PhoneGap CLI (which you should read - PhoneGap CLI 3.6.3) and I discovered something interesting. For a while now the Cordova CLI has had the ability to create a new project based on another. This is great because the default Cordova/PhoneGap application annoys the heck out of me. You can see this feature by typing cordova help create. Here is how the feature is documented: --copy-from|src= ... use custom www assets instead... Visit Raymond's Blog
PhoneGap CLI 3.6.3 Released with Significant Updates by Holly Schinsky | 14 Nov 2014 | PhoneGap Network The PhoneGap CLI has undergone some significant changes recently to realign better with Cordova and a new version 3.6.3 has just been released. These changes will help to alleviate previous deviations between the two. Some of these updates are behind the scenes and will not necessarily be apparent to developers but will allow new features […] Visit Holly's Blog
Good post on Cordova, PhoneGap, and versioning by Raymond Camden | 10 Nov 2014 | PhoneGap Network This is from last week but it is still pretty important. Holly Schinsky wrote an excellent article about versioning and Cordova/PhoneGap. Things have gotten slightly more complex in this area and I strongly recommend reading her blog post. She really clears things up. Cordova/PhoneGap Version Confusion Visit Raymond's Blog
Boost your iOS 8 Mobile App Performance with WKWebView by Holly Schinsky | 10 Nov 2014 | PhoneGap Network If you build hybrid apps using PhoneGap/Cordova for iOS, you are likely aware that Apple recently announced a new WKWebView for iOS 8 which has major performance optimizations over the UIWebView including access to the Nitro JIT JavaScript engine. Benchmark tests with Nitrous enabled report a 40%-80% performance spike. (See this link for more details). […] Visit Holly's Blog
Cordova and Asset Downloads by Raymond Camden | 07 Nov 2014 | PhoneGap Network A few weeks ago (before I thought it would be a good idea to fly to China for a few weeks and dramatically increase the size of my family), I blogged about how a Cordova application could handle downloading binary assets after release. (You can find the discussion here: Cordova and Large Asset Downloads - An Abstract.) I finally got around to completing the demo. Before I go any further, keep in mind that this demo was built to illustrate an example of the concept. It isn't necessarily meant... Visit Raymond's Blog
Cordova/PhoneGap Version Confusion by Holly Schinsky | 07 Nov 2014 | PhoneGap Network The different versions of all things Cordova and PhoneGap can be pretty confusing to keep track of at times. Everyone may not be aware that there have been some recent decisions and changes made to how things will be handled with the Cordova project going forward. In summary, the platform versions (ios, android etc) are […] Visit Holly's Blog
Cordova/PhoneGap Version Confusion! by Holly Schinsky | 07 Nov 2014 | PhoneGap Network The different versions of all things Cordova and PhoneGap can be pretty confusing to keep track of at times. Everyone may not be aware that there have been some recent decisions and changes made to how things will be handled with the Cordova project going forward. In summary, the platform versions (ios, android etc) are […] Visit Holly's Blog
Cordova Example: Writing to a file by Raymond Camden | 05 Nov 2014 | PhoneGap Network As you know, lately I've been publishing simple Cordova examples that involve the file system. I'm working on a demo that involves background asset downloads (see the blog entry) but I thought I'd take a break from that and write up something super simple, but hopefully helpful, that demonstrates file writing. With that in mind I built a demo that writes to a log file. The idea being that your app may want to record what it is doing. Normally you would do that via XHR to a server, but... Visit Raymond's Blog
Using PhoneGap Build? Check out the new support forum by Raymond Camden | 03 Nov 2014 | PhoneGap Network The title pretty much says it all. :) If you use PhoneGap Build, there is a new support site located here: https://forums.adobe.com/community/phonegap And because I feel weird posting a blog entry that is so short, here is a random image from placekitten.com: Visit Raymond's Blog