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The Lean Startup Mobile Tool of Choice is PhoneGap by Nick Van Weerdenburg | 21 Jan 2016 | PhoneGap Blog, PhoneGap Day, Event, Community, Guest Post As the CEO of Rangle.io a Lean UX HTML5 design and develop shop, the teams I work with only use JavaScript for all our web and mobile development. We use AngularJS, Ionic and PhoneGap for more than a quarter of our business engagements and we have more than 45 JavaScript developers in-house working with these technologies. With all of our project partnerships, we've accumulated a lot of insight into why PhoneGap and Cordova are so compelling for mobile projects. In this blog I'll review one... Read more...
Automated Testing of PhoneGap & Cordova Apps by Martin Poschenrieder | 27 Oct 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, Guest Post As a company that automates mobile application testing, we see our fair share of different technologies. Today, we want to highlight apps developed using the Phonegap/Cordova framework. We will demonstrate a few examples of how to automate functional testing for this framework. These so-called “hybrid” apps use html, css, and/or javascript as part of a general native wrapper. Testmunk is the perfect platform for testing such apps, because our testing technology leverages “Cross Platform... Read more...
Participate in this year's National Developer Trends Survey and win some cool prizes! by The PhoneGap Team | 22 Oct 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, Guest Post, Community Which IoT platforms are competing with Apple and Google? Which are the most popular cloud APIs? Does mobile, IoT or cloud development pay better? These are just some of the questions that our friends at VisionMobile tackle in their latest Developer Economics research. Take their 10-minute National Trends survey and help piece together 2015’s hottest developer trends.Participants can win awesome prizes like an MS Surface 3, Lumia 635, iPhone 6s, Parrot AR Drone 2.0, Blackberry Passport, as... Read more...
PhoneGap App Highlight: 0h n0 by Martin Kool | 15 Oct 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, Guest Post, App 0h n0 is a lovely little logic game built with PhoneGap and just won a People’s Lovie Award for mobile gaming! The app is available on Android, iOS, Windows, Chrome Web Store and also on the web.How do you play?0h n0 follows three rules: Blue dots can see others in their own row and column The numbers on the dots indicate how many can be “seen” Red dots block the view of the blue dots It’s up to you to complete the grid using the numbers as a guide. Simply tap a tile to make it blue... Read more...
A hole-in-one with PhoneGap at Foursum by Andrew Buzzell | 23 Sep 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, Guest Post, App Built by a team of golf fanatics and engineers, Foursum is a new kind of golf app designed to move beyond the first generation of scoring and flyover apps and create a complete platform for golfers to connect, compete and improve their game. Our aim is to complement the game and its traditions, but also explore new ways to engage with and enjoy golfing. We knew that our broader vision for the platform would require a great deal of testing and experimentation to fill in the details. PhoneGap... Read more...
Amazon Mobile Ad Network Plug-in Now Available for PhoneGap by Sachi Massengale | 02 Sep 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, Guest Post, Community Introducing the Amazon Mobile Ads API Plug-in for PhoneGapThe Amazon Mobile Ads API Plug-in for PhoneGap is now available to help you monetize your app. The Amazon Mobile Ads API is an in-app display advertising solution for monetizing mobile apps and games across many devices including phones and tablets on Android, iOS, and Fire OS. This means you can use the Amazon Mobile Ads API in your Google Play, iTunes, and Amazon App Store distributed apps. The API supports banner and interstitial... Read more...
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...
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...
Well-Made to Well-Known: Unlocking your App's Potential Pt. 2 by Ryan Hanna | 06 May 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, Guest Post Welcome back to Part 2 of our series. In Part 1, I focused on best practices for design and development to ensure your well made hybrid apps have the best chance to reach their potential once released. In Part 2, I share marketing strategies that anyone can try that can help your app become more “well-known”.Topics: Engaging with communities Influencer outreach Telling your own story Shared content strategies and promotion Understanding and engaging with your users Increasing Your... 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...