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How to Add Analytics to your PhoneGap App by Alex Kleissner | 18 Aug 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, Guest Post, Guide When you’re building apps it’s important to have an understanding of how your users are behaving. This will help you identify areas of friction and come up with ideas and tests for improvement. It’s a good idea to answer questions like: Which features of your app do people use most? When are your users most active? What does the conversion funnel look like from signup to paying customer? Where are people dropping off? These questions and metrics will vary depending on your app and... Read more...
PhoneGap Desktop App 0.1.9 by Herm Wong | 11 Aug 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, PhoneGap Blog, Release, News PhoneGap Desktop App 0.1.9 is all about analytics. We’ve fixed up some of the data tracking and added Google Analytics support.InstallationDownload and install PhoneGap Desktop App 0.1.9 Beta release: OS X: Download PhoneGap Desktop 0.1.9 for OS X Windows: Download PhoneGap Desktop 0.1.9 for Windows If you have an issue with the PhoneGap Desktop’s auto-updater, we recommend that you manually update using the download links provided above.What’s NewThis release is all about house... Read more...
Find UX Issues on your PhoneGap Apps with UXCam by UXCam | 07 Aug 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, Guest Post, Community There are hundreds of apps executing similar ideas, but what separates an app between low and high ratings is user experience. Q Manning at Code Mag sums up his thoughts on this matter very well: “Finding a well-developed app isn’t that difficult. Many low-rated apps are responsive and bug free. So what do these top apps all have in common? The top-selling apps have a fantastic user experience. The best apps do more than accomplish their goals; they transport users into a preternatural... Read more...
Choosing a Mobile Strategy: Part 2 by Holly Schinsky | 03 Aug 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, Guide This post is part 2 of a series on choosing a mobile strategy. Part 1 focused on providing a general overview of the approaches available and highlighted important characteristics of each.In this post we’ll cover more specific factors to consider when making your decision. We’ll also dig deeper into the native hybrid approach introduced in part 1 since it’s used in several popular apps you may not be aware of and shows that it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution. You can choose to use... Read more...
The Metrics that Matter at PhoneGap by Michael Brooks | 27 Jul 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, Desktop, App At PhoneGap, we make decisions from user feedback. We’re known for getting out, attending conferences, hosting events, and talking to developers. This is because we care deeply for our users and work hard to hear their questions, issues, and needs. Until now, we’ve gathered this information from direct, casual conversations - sometimes virtually, but usually in-person with a coffee or beer in our hand.The PhoneGap Desktop HypothesisPhoneGap Desktop started as a hypothesis. For years,... Read more...
PhoneGap Day EU 2015: HTML GL - render HTML / CSS via WebGL for 60 FPS and a bit of effects by Jen Gray | 20 Jul 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, PhoneGap Day, Event, Community A big thanks to everyone who was able to make it to PhoneGap Day EU 2015 in Amsterdam. We'll be posting more videos from the conference so check back on our blog and Youtube channel. Next up, Denis Radin talks about how HTML GL solves "the slow DOM problem" by creating WebGL representations of DOM elements and hiding actual DOM after. This speeds up HTML/CSS animations and transformations by using 3D hardware acceleration and allows you to apply OpenGL effects as modern 3D games have. He also... Read more...
PhoneGap Day EU 2015: Crosswalk - Unleash the fury of web innovation in your Android app today by Jen Gray | 13 Jul 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, PhoneGap Day, Event, Community A big thanks to everyone who was able to make it to PhoneGap Day EU 2015 in Amsterdam. We'll be posting more videos from the conference so check back on our blog and Youtube channel. Today we're sharing a great session by our friends at Crosswalk that can help you navigate the fragmented Android market. Web technologies are improving at a rapid pace. New features such as responsive design, cloud services, WebRTC, WebGL and Canvas provide developers with a great deal of potential. However,... Read more...
PhoneGap Day EU 2015: The Android WebView by Jen Gray | 08 Jul 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, PhoneGap Day, Event, Community A big thanks to everyone who was able to make it to PhoneGap Day EU 2015 in Amsterdam. We'll be posting more videos from the conference so check back on our blog and Youtube channel. Next up, Niels Leenheer talks about the Android Webview. The Android WebView is a system level component that handles HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and can be used by other applications. One of the applications that uses the WebView is the default Android browser, but your own PhoneGap apps are also using it. In... Read more...
PhoneGap Desktop App 0.1.8 by Herm Wong | 07 Jul 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, PhoneGap Blog, Release, News PhoneGap Desktop App 0.1.8 mostly consists of minor code clean up and maintenance related issues.InstallationDownload and install PhoneGap Desktop App 0.1.8 Beta release: OS X: Download PhoneGap Desktop 0.1.8 for OS X Windows: Download PhoneGap Desktop 0.1.8 for Windows If you have an issue with PhoneGap Desktop’s auto-updater, we recommend that you manually update using the download links provided above.What’s NewMinor fixes for code clean up and updating dependencies used by PhoneGap... Read more...
PhoneGap Day EU 2015: Embedding Natively - The Hybrid Sweet Spot by Jen Gray | 06 Jul 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, PhoneGap Day, Event, Community A big thanks to everyone who was able to make it to PhoneGap Day EU 2015 in Amsterdam. We'll be posting more videos from the conference so check back on our blog and Youtube channel. Our next talk comes from Anis Kadri as he takes us through how to hit that hybrid sweet spot. Many developers choose to build native navigation and transitions into their apps but use webviews for the main content, allowing them to realize a large cost and time savings while making their app available to a wider... Read more...