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Apache Cordova at ApacheCon NA 2015 by Anis Kadri | 22 Apr 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, Event, Community ApacheCon NA took place last week in Austin, TX. The conference was managed by the Linux Foundation and was really well organized. It was mostly focused on infrastructure projects (Big Data, Clusters, DB & Storage, …) but Apache Cordova was still represented and had 4 dedicated talks. It was a good opportunity for Cordova committers from different companies to get together, talk about the project and share some ideas. There were people from Microsoft, Adobe, Google, Intel and Ionic. It... Read more...
Announcements for PhoneGap Day EU 2015 by Jen Gray | 16 Apr 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, Event, News, PhoneGap Day We’re getting ready for PhoneGap Day EU 2015 in Amsterdam next month on May 18-19 and we have some exciting announcements.First up, we are beyond thrilled to have Ionic’s creators and Drifty Co. founders, Max and Ben, join us for PhoneGap Day EU. The AngularJS based Ionic Framework has pulled ahead of the pack to make building killer fast and beautifully responsive native mobile applications easier. We’re excited to have Max and Ben join us to share all the latest Ionic goodness.You’ll... Read more...
PhoneGap Desktop App 0.1.4 by Herm Wong | 06 Apr 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, Release, News PhoneGap Desktop App 0.1.4 Beta is now available!InstallationDownload and install the PhoneGap Desktop App Beta 0.1.4 release: OS X: Download PhoneGap Desktop 0.1.4 for OS X Windows: Download PhoneGap Desktop 0.1.4 for Windows Anyone already using the app will receive an update notification within the app. If you don’t receive a notification let us know in our issue tracker.UpdateWe’ve had some users report issues with PhoneGap Desktop’s auto-updater. You can manually update with... Read more...
Embrace the Augmented Reality Race with PhoneGap by Richard Ferraro | 01 Apr 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, Guest Post Augmented Reality and Image Recognition tools offer a unique experience to users that can significantly impact customer engagement and make an app stand out from the others. Over the past year, we’ve seen a tremendous growth in interest from brands and publishers to integrate those capabilities into their apps.Are you a mobile app developer looking for easy ways to add Augmented Reality and Image Recognition to an app? In that case, we have just the thing for you.Use PhoneGap for... Read more...
Embrace the Augmented Reality Race with PhoneGap by Richard Ferraro | 01 Apr 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, Guest Post Augmented Reality and Image Recognition tools offer a unique experience to users that can significantly impact customer engagement and make an app stand out from the others. Over the past year, we’ve seen a tremendous growth in interest from brands and publishers to integrate those capabilities into their apps.Are you a mobile app developer looking for easy ways to add Augmented Reality and Image Recognition to an app? In that case, we have just the thing for you.Use PhoneGap for... Read more...
PhoneGap Day EU 2015 - Speakers announced and top 5 reasons to attend by Jen Gray | 25 Mar 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, Event, News, PhoneGap Day We had an awesome turnout for our first PhoneGap Day EU in 2013 and we’re thrilled to do it again! On Monday, May 18th, we’re hosting our second PhoneGap Day EU at Het Compagnietheater in Amsterdam.We’re excited to announce a killer lineup of speakers all ready to share tips and best practices in mobile development, experiences with coding and performance, and the latest mobile trends. Be sure to check out the PhoneGap Day site for the full list.Tickets are going fast so be sure to... Read more...
Learn PhoneGap by Building PhoneGap Apps by Mark Lassoff | 23 Mar 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, Guest Post If you like to learn a new technology by “just building something,” there is a new program from technical publisher LearnToProgram Media that might be perfect for you.In this program, participants are invited to build 10 Apps in 10 Weeks. The apps review a number of skills important to PhoneGap Developers, including the use of geolocation, Google Maps™ API, Google Places™ API, and media. The program puts the emphasis on rapid application development and fun. Here’s the list of apps... Read more...
Well-Made to Well-Known: Unlocking your App's Potential Pt. 1 by Ryan Hanna | 19 Mar 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, Guest Post In this two-part series, I will share development decisions that help create a well-made app and marketing methods that will allow that app to become well-known. This series will cover ways to delight your users, entice their friends, tell your story and sustain your future.As the Lead Software Engineer at Sworkit, I develop our popular fitness app using PhoneGap hybrid development tools. With over 3.5 million downloads, we credit the rapid development, testing and distribution cycles made... Read more...
PhoneGap Desktop App 0.1.3 by Herm Wong | 16 Mar 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, Release, News PhoneGap Desktop App 0.1.3 Beta is now available!InstallationDownload and install the PhoneGap Desktop App Beta 0.1.3 release: OS X: Download PhoneGap Desktop 0.1.3 for OS X Windows: Download PhoneGap Desktop 0.1.3 for Windows Anyone already using the app will receive an update notification within the app.What’s NewThis release includes a couple minor UI improvements and a few bug fixes: Added animated transitions to the update available prompt. Added an About option in the Settings menu.... Read more...
Choosing a Mobile Strategy by Holly Schinsky | 12 Mar 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, Community Mobile App Development ChoicesThis post is the first in a series examining different choices to be considered when choosing a mobile strategy. Comparison information is provided to help developers see where Adobe PhoneGap fits in and when it might be the right choice for your app.The main general choices to consider when building for mobile include native, mobile web or a hybrid approach.1. Native Mobile App Built for specific devices/operating systems Runs as a locally installed app Built... Read more...