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Automated Testing of PhoneGap & Cordova Apps

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...

PhoneGap App Highlight: 0h n0

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...

A hole-in-one with PhoneGap at Foursum

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...

How to Add Analytics to your PhoneGap App

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?...

Find UX Issues on your PhoneGap Apps with UXCam

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....

Embrace the Augmented Reality Race with PhoneGap

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...

Embrace the Augmented Reality Race with PhoneGap

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...

Learn PhoneGap by Building PhoneGap Apps

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...

Windows Universal App Porting Challenge

I’m excited to announce our Windows Universal App Porting Challenge for all U.S. PhoneGap developers. Take your Google Play Store or Apple Store app, port it to a Windows Universal App and submit it to our Windows and Windows Phone Store for a chance to win. First prize is a...

SceneScout: Flexibility with PhoneGap

Hybrid applications take many forms. You can create something that mimics the look and feel of native…or you can create something that stands on its own. Trying to recreate native elements can be troublesome because it’s all the more evident when it does not work exactly as expected. Crafting your...

AppPresser Integrates Phonegap with WordPress

AppPresser is an open source plugin that integrates Phonegap with WordPress. WordPress is the most popular content management system on the web, but it’s difficult to integrate it into your Phonegap projects. WordPress uses server side PHP, which makes it impossible to add locally to a device like a traditional...

Mobile communications in education

The Surrey School District is the largest school district in British Columbia, so it’s no surprise that the challenge of efficiently and effectively communicating with multiple audiences can be a challenge. While the school websites offered a good framework for district communications and school communications, they were an inadequate channel...

Leveraging App.io with your PhoneGap App

Ever wanted to quickly test your PhoneGap app in an iPhone, without actually having an iPhone? App.io is a relatively new service that allows you to run your native iOS app in any browser, on any device, without the need for complicated provisioning or plugins. This means that you are...

Discover Emerging Music Videos with PhoneGap

A bit of background on Rormix Rormix is a platform for discovering emerging music videos. Music videos are tagged by genre and related commercial artists, making it easier to find new music videos that you like. The Rormix app was made using PhoneGap and released on iOS and Android. Development...

Leveraging PhoneGap within Sencha Touch

Introduction With the release of Sencha Touch 2.3 and Sencha CMD 4 creating your cross platform hybrid applications has never been easier. PhoneGap is now a first class citizen in the Sencha Touch mobile workflow integrating seamlessly into the newly released, NodeJS based, PhoneGap command line interface. For a in-depth...

Putting the power of AR in your projects

If we take a look back at the state of progress of technology, there’s a clear trajectory. We’ve moved from the desktop to the laptop to the handheld, and next, the wearable. Since the beginning of computing, we as humans have strived to remove the unnatural input mechanism, primarily, the...

Tips for Developing Apps with PhoneGap

Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race sponsors, BNY Mellon wanted to craft a hands-on app that gave race-goers the chance to feel the thrill and adrenaline of the contest, from the stern of the boat. We selected PhoneGap software to fulfill the brief as the idea of developing once and deploying...

Power Your PhoneGap App with the New ShowKit SDK

ShowKit, a powerful mobile SDK that allows developers to easily integrate audio/video conferencing, screen sharing, and remote gesture control into any mobile application, is happy to announce that our latest release now supports PhoneGap integration. Together, PhoneGap and ShowKit make developing robust mobile applications easier. PhoneGap simplifies app creation for...

New AT&T APIs for Adobe PhoneGap

We’re delighted to introduce two new features for AT&T SDK for PhoneGap– Advertising API and Text to Speech transcription (part of the Speech API update). Advertising Create a new revenue stream through the use of customized advertising. The Advertising API allows you to incorporate a simple, easy-to-use solution that supports...

The Story behind Exfm

Six months ago, Exfm had a native iPhone app that was rated 4 stars in the App Store. We also had a native app in Google Play, along with an HTML5 webapp for both desktop and mobile. As a small team of six, we do most of our development in-house,...

Firebase Adds PhoneGap Integration

Many developers have been using Firebase in their PhoneGap applications since our beta launch nearly a year ago. We know many of you encountered some rough edges, so we’ve put a lot of work into making sure the experience of developing with PhoneGap and Firebase is a smooth one. Today,...

Push Messaging plugin from mBlox

Push messaging can help keep users active and engaged. This is especially true of consumer apps where usage drops off rapidly after the initial install. Push messaging can also be used to inform users of any updates on the server. For enterprise apps, this prevents unnecessary queries that burden the...

Questions and Myths About PhoneGap

When technology teams are making decisions of whether or not to adopt a mobile strategy revolving around PhoneGap, lots of questions arise. This is natural - investing in any technology is a big decision, and the proper course is to evaluate its strengths and weaknesses. Phonegap is a relatively new...

Mad Science with Processing.js

Let’s build a perfect scenario: You’re sitting in a dim subway station and a train goes zooming past you. Attached to the side of the train is a tall, narrow strip of LCD’s that are processing and displaying single columns of pixels of an image in a loop. As the...