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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...
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...
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...
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...
Making an app builder with PhoneGap Build + Ionic + WordPress by Scott Bolinger | 10 Mar 2015 | PhoneGap Blog, Guest Post For the past several months I’ve been working on creating an app builder for WordPress called Reactor.Reactor is a hosted app building environment that utilizes the Phonegap Build developer API to compile hybrid mobile apps.The apps are built using the Ionic Framework, and integrated with WordPress website content using the WP JSON API. The app builder itself is also built with WordPress, and we use Amazon SNS for push notifications.In this article I’ll describe the ins and outs of using... Read more...
Windows Universal App Porting Challenge by Ryan Lowdermilk | 04 Nov 2014 | PhoneGap Blog, Guest Post 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 Surface Pro 3 w/ Type Cover AND a Nokia Lumia 1520 Second place is a Surface Pro 3 w/ Type Cover Third place is a Nokia Lumia 1520 The grand prize is $1,000,000 in unmarked bills. The previous sentence is not true.How... Read more...
Introducing Onsen CSS Components by OnsenUI | 07 May 2014 | PhoneGap Blog, Community, Framework, Release, News, Guest Post Onsen CSS Components is a web-based theme roller for Topcoat that lets PhoneGap developers create beautiful UIs easily. Many standard UI components are supported and are easily customizable via a web interface. It also has a growing selection of beautiful UI patterns, each containing HTML and CSS to show how to reproduce the pattern.How to useTheme rollerJust go to components.onsenui.io to get started. On the right is a color palette with some pre-defined color sets. You can adjust color... Read more...