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PhoneGap CLI 5.0.0 Released!

We have just released a new version of the PhoneGap CLI 5.0.0! OS X or Linux $ npm install -g phonegap Note: You may need to use sudo npm install -g phonegap Windows C:\> npm install -g phonegap Release Highlights: Upgraded to use newly released Cordova-CLI version 5.0.0. Checkout the...

PhoneGap 2.9.0 Released!

We have just released PhoneGap 2.9.0! Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to get this release out. As always, you can download PhoneGap by clicking the download button above. We also recommend checking out Michael Brooks’ post on our new PhoneGap CLI. This will be the preferred way to...

PhoneGap 2.9.0rc1 Released!

We have just released the first release candidate for PhoneGap 2.9.0! Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to get this release out. You can download PhoneGap 2.9.0rc1 on our Github. This quick turnaround from 2.8.1 will allow us to spend more time focusing on PhoneGap 3.0. Read more from...

PhoneGap 2.8.0 Released!

We have just released PhoneGap 2.8.0! Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to get this release out. We’ve squashed a lot of bugs this release to make way for some really big improvements coming soon. We’ll be unveiling some big changes at PhoneGap Day US in Portland, OR on...

PhoneGap 2.7.0 Released!

We have just released PhoneGap 2.7.0! Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to get this release out. In this release, the community mainly focused on bug fixes. View the 2.7.0 commits in the changelog on GitHub. If you find any bugs with this version, help out our community and...

PhoneGap 2.7.0rc1 Released!

We have just released the first release candidate (RC) for PhoneGap 2.7.0 and plan on releasing the official release in the coming days. If you find any bugs with this version, help out our community and project by reporting them on our issue tracker. Rest assured, we only tag a...

PhoneGap + Brackets Hackathon at Adobe MAX

The PhoneGap + Brackets teams will be hosting a free 2-day hackathon at Adobe Max this year. The hackathon will be on May 6 & May 7 from 1:00pm-6:00pm at the LA Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA. An Adobe MAX ticket is NOT required to participate...

PhoneGap Facebook Plugin

The PhoneGap Facebook Plugin has been named to the Facebook Technology Partners Program! Check out the plugin repository on Github. Follow the readme to get started. It includes instructions for using this plugin with iOS and Android devices. Currently, the plugin supports Facebook SDK 3.0 for Android and Facebook SDK...

PhoneGap 2.6.0 Released!

We have just released PhoneGap 2.6.0! Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to get this release out. In this release, the community mainly focused on bug fixes. View the 2.6.0 commits in the changelog on GitHub. If you find any bugs with this version, help out our community and...

PhoneGap Community Roundup - March 2013

Below is the March addition of our PhoneGap Community Release Notes. Thank you to everyone who contributed. If you’re organizing a PhoneGap event, speaking on PhoneGap, writing a blog post or have something to share, please add it to the release notes on Github. We’ll be posting the round up...

PhoneGap 2.6.0rc1 Released!

We have just released the first release candidate (RC) for PhoneGap 2.6.0 and plan on releasing the official release in the coming days. If you find any bugs with this version, help out our community and project by reporting them on our issue tracker. Rest assured, we only tag a...

PhoneGap Highlights: James Hickmott

We’re stoked to start highlighting amazing people in the PhoneGap community. Our popularity and success is due to our hardworking community and we want to give back! This post is the first in a series that will focus on contributors to the open source project, Apache Cordova, and businesses/individuals developing...

PhoneGap Community Roundup – February 2013

Below is the February addition of our PhoneGap Community Release Notes. Thank you to everyone who contributed. If you’re organizing a PhoneGap event, speaking on PhoneGap, writing a blog post or have something to share, please add it to the release notes on Github. We’ll be posting the round up...

PhoneGap 2.5.0 Released!

We have just released PhoneGap 2.5.0! Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to get this release out. In this release, the community mainly focused on bug fixes. View the 2.5.0 commits in the changelog on GitHub. If you find any bugs with this version, help out our community and...

PhoneGap 2.5.0rc1 Released!

We have just released the first release candidate (RC) for PhoneGap 2.5.0 and plan on releasing the official release in the coming days. If you find any bugs with this version, help out our community and project by reporting them on our issue tracker. Rest assured, we only tag a...

PhoneGap 2.4.0 Released

We have just released PhoneGap 2.4.0! Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to get this release out. In this release, the community tackled a ton of bug fixes. View the 2.4.0 commits in the changelog on GitHub. For iOS specific details, you can also check out Shazron Abdullah’s blog...

PhoneGap Community Roundup – January 2013

Below is the January addition of our PhoneGap Community Release Notes. Thank you to everyone who contributed. If you’re organizing a PhoneGap event, speaking on PhoneGap, writing a blog post or have something to share, please add it to the release notes on Github. We’ll be posting the round up...

PhoneGap 2.4.0rc1 Released!

We have just released the first release candidate (RC) for PhoneGap 2.4.0 and plan on releasing the official release in the coming days. If you find any bugs with this version, help out our community and project by reporting them on our issue tracker. Rest assured, we only tag a...

PhoneGap 2.3.0 Released

We have just released PhoneGap 2.3.0! Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to get this release out! In this release we are excited to announce full support for Windows Phone 8. Thanks to Microsoft for their major contributions to Apache Cordova. You can view more details about PhoneGap and...

PhoneGap Community Roundup – December 2012

Below is the December addition of our PhoneGap Community Release Notes. Thank you to everyone who contributed. If you’re organizing a PhoneGap event, speaking on PhoneGap, writing a blog post or have something to share, please add it to the release notes on Github. We’ll be posting the round up...

PhoneGap 2.3.0rc2 Released

We have just released PhoneGap 2.3.0rc2! You can download the release by clicking here for a direct download or by going to our GitHub page. Please take some time to test this release candidate with your applications. The official 2.3.0 release will be available later this week pending no major...

PhoneGap Community Roundup – October 2012

Earlier this year we started the PhoneGap Community Release Notes. Thank you to everyone who contributed. If you’re organizing a PhoneGap event, speaking on PhoneGap or writing a blog post, please add it to the release notes on Github. We’ll be posting the round up from each month and below...

PhoneGap 2.2.0 Released

We have just released PhoneGap 2.2.0! Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to get this release out! In this release we are proud to announce support for Windows 8. You can now take your PhoneGap apps to the Windows Store, and reach newly released Windows 8 and Windows RT...

Weinre from PhoneGap Day EU 2012

Thank you to everyone who attended PhoneGap Day EU and made it such a huge success. We’re sharing videos from the event for those of you who weren’t able to attend. Our fifth video is from IBM’s Pat Mueller, who presented about Weinre at PhoneGap Day EU. He speaks about...

PhoneGap 2.1.0 Released

We have just released PhoneGap 2.1.0! Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to get this release out! This release focuses on fixing existing bugs that arose after the last release. PhoneGap iOS has been fully migrated to use Automatic Reference Counting (ARC). Checkout Shazron’s blog about changes in Cordova...

Part 3: PhoneGap Day US Videos

We are releasing the rest of the videos from PhoneGap Day US. Below we have videos from James Burke, Patrick Mueller, Simon MacDonald, Don Coleman, Hardeep Shoker, Andrew Lunny, Michael Brooks, Greg Avola, Dan Silivestru and Brian Leroux. You can view the videos below or by going to our Youtube...

PhoneGap Community Roundup – August 2012

A few months ago we started the PhoneGap Community Release Notes. Thank you to everyone who contributed. If you’re organizing a PhoneGap event, speaking on PhoneGap or writing a blog post, please add it to the release notes on Github. We’ll be posting the round up from each month and...

Part 2: PhoneGap Day US Videos

We are releasing a few more videos from PhoneGap Day US. Below we have videos from Fil Maj, Gord Tanner and Pamela Fox. Fil Maj does a presentation on what’s new in PhoneGap 2.0. Gord Tanner speaks about having a common Javascript file in Cordova JS. Pamela Fox does a...

PhoneGap Day US Videos

PhoneGap Day US was a huge success thanks to all of the speakers and attendees. To not lose the memory of this great event, we decided to film all of the sessions and have decided to release those videos for free to our wonderful community! We will be releasing some...

Appliness features PhoneGap

Appliness is the first digital magazine for web application developers. Their focus is on HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, BackBone, PhoneGap and other related technologies. This interactive magazine is created by developers for developers and has over 10,000 readers. To celebrate the launch of PhoneGap 2.0, Appliness introduced a dedicated PhoneGap section...

PhoneGap Community Roundup – July 2012

A few months ago we started the PhoneGap Community Release Notes. Thank you to everyone who contributed. If you’re organizing a PhoneGap event, speaking on PhoneGap or writing a blog post, please add it to the release notes on Github. We’ll be posting the round up from each month and...

New PhoneGap Swag for PhoneGap Day

Coming to PhoneGap Day this Friday? We’ve got some awesome new swag items for all attendees. Here are some pictures to show you what we are going to be giving away! Attendees will be receiving a PhoneGap themed bag, along with a trio of stickers (PhoneGap logo, PhoneGap Build logo,...

PhoneGap 2.0.0rc1 Released!

We have just released the first release candidate (RC) for PhoneGap 2.0.0. We’re really excited about this major milestone for the PhoneGap project! A changelog can be found within the download. For those of you wanting to be a step ahead, download and run 2.0.0rc1 on your machines. If you...

PhoneGap Community Roundup – June 2012

Two months ago we started the PhoneGap Community Release Notes. Thank you to everyone who contributed. If you’re organizing a PhoneGap event, speaking on PhoneGap or writing a blog post, please add it to the release notes on Github. We’ll be posting the round up from each month and below...

PG Day EU - Call for Speakers Deadline

We wanted to thank everyone who has submitted talks for PhoneGap Day EU happening on September 14th in Amsterdam. We have had some great submissions already! Deadline for submissions is this Friday, July 13th. If you are interested in speaking at the conference, please fill out the submission form. We...

PhoneGap 1.9.0 Released!

We have just released PhoneGap 1.9.0! Thanks to everyone who downloaded 1.9.0rc1. This release focuses on bug fixes, the long awaited inclusion of Cordova webview on Android (Cleaver on iOS), and the inclusion of create scripts for Android, iOS and BlackBerry. Cordova webview (Cleaver on iOS) allows integration of PhoneGap,...

PhoneGap 1.9rc1 Released

We have just released the first release candidate (RC) for PhoneGap 1.9.0! This version of PhoneGap is composed mainly of bug fixes and the addition of Cordova webview for Android. Cordova webview (Cleaver on iOS) allows integration of phonegap, as a view fragment, into a bigger native application. For those...

PhoneGap Facebook Plugin Screencast

Last night the San Francisco PhoneGap Meetup Group featured Christine Abernathy, a Partner Engineer at Facebook. She presented on the Facebook Platform and how to use it in your PhoneGap apps. We’ve updated the PhoneGap Facebook plugin to work with PhoneGap 1.8.1. Try it for yourself! You can download the...

PhoneGap 1.8.1 Released!

We have just released PhoneGap 1.8.1. This latest patch addresses a critical bug found on iOS which caused PhoneGap apps to crash. Please visit our issue tracker to view the details of the problem. If you are affected by this bug, please feel free to download the latest version of...

PhoneGap Community Roundup - May 2012

Last month we started the PhoneGap Community Release Notes. Thank you to everyone who contributed. If you’re organizing a PhoneGap event, speaking on PhoneGap or writing a blog post, please add it to the release notes on Github. We’ll be posting the round up from each month and below is...

PhoneGap 1.8.0rc1 Released

We have just released the first release candidate (RC) for PhoneGap 1.8.0! This version of PhoneGap is composed mainly of bug fixes from the previous version. For those of you wanting to be a step ahead, download and run 1.8.0rc1 on your machines. If you find any bugs with this...

PhoneGap 1.7.0 Released!

We have just released PhoneGap 1.7.0! Thanks to everyone who downloaded 1.7.0rc1. This release focuses on bug fixes, bug fixes and… more bug fixes! We also added support for Bada 2.0! You can view the rest of the changes below in the change log. iOS Fixed CB-183, CB-54 - ios...

PhoneGap and The Facebook Mobile Hack Roadshow

Last month, I represented the PhoneGap team at the Facebook Mobile Hack Roadshow events happening around the world. From March 12-29, I visited 5 different countries – Israel, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan – and talked about PhoneGap with established and emerging developer communities. Each event had a...

1.7.0rc1 Released

We have just released the first release candidate (RC) for PhoneGap 1.7.0 and plan on releasing the second RC in the coming days. This version of PhoneGap is composed mainly of bug fixes from the previous version. We decided to start issuing release candidates as proper releases in order to...

PhoneGap 1.6.1 Released!

We have just released PhoneGap 1.6.1! The PhoneGap/Apache Cordova Community has worked hard to fix some bugs that arose from the 1.6.0 release that needed to be addressed immediately. The main issue driving this quick release was the incorrect xml folder that was included with the Android code that caused...

PhoneGap 1.6 Released!

We are happy to announce the release of PhoneGap 1.6! The PhoneGap/Apache Cordova Community has worked hard to fix many bugs (including the nasty local storage bug caused by the iOS 5.1 update) and added some new features. The biggest news is that Cordova-JS is now on Android, iOS, Windows...

PhoneGap 1.5 Released!

The PhoneGap Community has done it again. We are happy to announce the release of PhoneGap 1.5! This release contains many bug fixes from version 1.4.1. Check out the release notes below to see all of the enhancements and fixes. Android CB-75 contact.remove does not remove the contact fully Missing...

PhoneGap 1.4 Released

The PhoneGap Community has done it again. We are happy to announce the release of PhoneGap 1.4! This release contains many bug fixes from version 1.3.0. The PhoneGap Build cloud service will also be adding support for PhoneGap 1.4 starting today. UPDATE: A bug was discovered that disabled orientation change...

PhoneGap Day: IBM, PhoneGap & the Enterprise

Hey Everyone, Over the next few weeks, we will be releasing all of the PhoneGap Day talks! The first video I am going to release is a talk by Bryce Curtis from IBM. He talks about IBM, PhoneGap & the Enterprise. You can view his slides at http://www.slideshare.net/drbac/phonegap-day-ibm-phonegap-and-the-enterprise. Follow Bryce...

PhoneGap iOS plugin for Drupal v0.1

Hey Everyone, Jeff Linwood has started work on a PhoneGap iOS plugin for accessing the Drupal Services API. He has already done some amazing work on it and is looking for feedback. If you are interested in this check it out at on his blog. He also has a neat...

PhoneGap 1.0.0 Release Candidate 2!

Hey Everyone, PhoneGap 1.0.0rc2 has been released today. You can go download it now from http://www.phonegap.com/releasecandidate/. PhoneGap 1.0.0 is set to officially be released on PhoneGap Day, July 29th, 2011. Please take a look at our release plan to view a checklist of features that were updated/added. We would greatly...

Intro to PhoneGap training on July 26!

Hey Everyone, Just wanted to let people know that we are having the next session of our monthly training program on Tuesday July 26, 2011. We will be presenting an Intro to PhoneGap. We will walk over setting up your environment for iOS/Android development and creating a hello world app....

PhoneGap 1.0.0 Release Candidate 1 out now!

Hey Everyone, I got some big news! PhoneGap 1.0.0rc1 has been released today. You can go download it now from http://www.phonegap.com/releasecandidate/. PhoneGap 1.0.0 is set to officially be released on PhoneGap Day, July 29th, 2011. Please take a look at our release plan to view a checklist of features that...

PhoneGap Presentation at Bay Area Mobile Meetup

Hey Everyone, On June 8th, 2011, Shazron Abdullah (@shazron) and Jesse MacFadyen(@purplecabbage) presented about PhoneGap Build and the PhoneGap ecosystem at the Bay Area Mobile Meetup. Representatives from PayPal also presented on the PayPal plugin for PhoneGap iOS which was created by Shazron. Some attendees at the event had also...

Celebrate Everything PhoneGap on PhoneGap Day

Hey Everyone, We have some big news! On Friday, July 29th, we will be hosting the first ever PhoneGap day to celebrate everything PhoneGap! This will also be the official launch date of PhoneGap 1.X! We’ll be heading over to the Urban Airship office in Portland, Orgeon, where we’ll have...

Use Google Docs as a WebService

Hey Everyone, I came across this guide showing you how to use Google Docs as a simple webservice with PhoneGap. Not everyone can rent a webserver, so this might be the no cost solution you have been looking for! You can read the post at http://thepseudocoder.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/using-google-docs-are-a-webservice/. They are using xui...

PhoneGap Meetup

Hey Everyone, If you haven’t heard, PhoneGap meetups are popping up everywhere! Is there a meetup group near you? Check out this map to find out: https://phonegap.meetup.com. If you don’t see one in your area, and want to start a meetup group, let us know and we can help you...

PhoneGap Community Roundup

Hey Everyone, There have been a lot of very cool articles popping up recently that are related to PhoneGap. I thought it would be a good idea to post some of them here to give them some more exposure and display some of the really neat things that are going...

Building a Application with Sencha Touch & PhoneGap

Hey Everyone, On June 28, we will be having another online training event. This one will be focused on making a application from scratch using Sencha Touch and PhoneGap. Sencha Touch is a mobile JavaScript framework for developing HTML5 web apps that look and feel native. It is built with...

SproutCore and PhoneGap

Hey Everyone, The guys over at SproutCore have made a great blog post about how to get people up and running on using SproutCore with PhoneGap. You can check it out at http://blog.sproutcore.com/sproutcore-and-phonegap/. SproutCore is a powerful JavaScript framework that is used to build some really slick web applications. It...

Kids and Building for the Future with PhoneGap

Stealing Candy from a Child Isn’t as Easy as it Used to Be Don’t get us wrong, we’re not freaking out about the next generation of developers who will undoubtedly outsmart us and take our jobs, but the following story does make us think twice about how easy PhoneGap is...

RNAO is Number 1!

Hey Everyone, Last week, RNAO was the top paid medical iPhone app in iTunes Canada. RNAO stands for the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario. The app was made using PhoneGap by Nitobi. It delivers professional development programs and also publishes the “Nursing Best Practice Guidelines”. If you want to download...

IBM WebSphere and PhoneGap!

Hey Everyone, IBM released a great tutorial on how to make a app using PhoneGap and WebSphere. The guide walks you through making a simple realator app for an Android device. If you are interested in checking out IBM WebSphere, this is a great chance! Click the following link to...

PhoneGap 0.9.5 Released!

You can now download PhoneGap 0.9.5. It was officially released today. Some of you are asking for release notes/change log. You can view the roadmap we followed on the wiki. I have also gone to each repo and pulled the commit logs between 0.9.4 -> 0.9.5. Here they are for...

Make Web Not War - May 7

Hey Everyone, I just wanted to do a blog post about a really cool event coming up on May 7th. Make Web Not War 2011 is happening in Vancouver, BC this year. Forget fighting about software and web development platforms — bring some love instead to the free Make Web...

Unplugged - Using HTML5 to develop apps

Hey Everyone, Web Directions is holding a awesome training session down in Seattle on May 12th and 13th. Web Directions Unplugged is the first ever conference focusing specifically on designing and developing games and apps using HTML5 and related web technologies, including PhoneGap. HTML5 is fast becoming one of the...

PhoneGap Meetups Everywhere!

Hey Everyone, I wanted to let you all know that the PhoneGap meetups are starting to pop up everywhere! Check out this map showing where they have already started and sign up to the one nearest to you! If you are interested in starting a meetup, read my earlier blog...

Seriously Hardcore PhoneGap Training in Portland

Hey Everyone, We will be hosting a Seriously Hardcore PhoneGap Training in Portland on May 1, 2011! In this unprecedented event, you’ll get access to eight Nitobi hackers for a seriously hardcore dive into mobile web development. The training day starts with basic PhoneGap concepts and rapidly moves into frameworks...

PhoneGap at Mobile App Hack-A-Thon

Hey Everyone, PhoneGap will be at the Mobile App Hack-A-Thon happening on April 16th, 2011 in Seattle. Jesse Macfadyen (@purplecabbage) will be at the event doing a PhoneGap presentation. Mobile App Hackathon (@mobilehackathon) is a hacker event for new and experienced developers working on mobile apps. Experienced coders can show...

PhoneGap Tech Talk at Facebook HQ

Hey Everyone, On Thursday, March 31st at 7:00pm PST, Facebook is hosting a PhoneGap tech talk at there headquarters and live streaming online. Brian Leroux will be presenting and will do a overview of PhoneGap and show some cross platform demos. Check it out and RSVP on the Facebook event...

PhoneGap Meetup in Vancouver

Hey Everyone, We are hosting a PhoneGap Meetup in Vancouver, BC on April 20th. If anyone is in the area and wants to check it out, make sure to rsvp at http://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-PhoneGap-Meetup/ This is the first of many meetups that will begin to pop up all around the world. If...

Want to Start a PhoneGap Meetup? We Can Help

Hey Everyone, We’re stoked by the self-starter attitude in the PhoneGap community. With PhoneGap Meetups popping up here and there, we figured a mini PhoneGap Meetup organizer kit would be a useful tool. So, here’s everything you need to start a PhoneGap Meetup in your town. A meetup is a...

PhoneGap Build: Setting up your first app screencast

Hey Everyone, I made a screencast walking you through setting up your first PhoneGap build project. If you are interested you can view it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnjQLDIYG2A. Hope you find it useful! Leave any feedback in the comments, Cheers, -Steve @stevesgill

LA and Online PhoneGap meetup follow up

Hey Everyone, Last nights Intro to PhoneGap talk went quite well after some of the technical hiccups the group in LA were experiencing were fixed. I want to thank everyone who attended last night and the people who gave me some feedback. Here are a few resources from last nights...

Attend an Online Intro to PhoneGap Talk

Hey Everyone, This Tuesday, March 8th at 7:00pm PST, I am going to be doing a Intro to PhoneGap talk online for a iPhone & Android Dev meetup group in LA. The meetup group is sponsored by The Bit Source. The talk will do a basic overview of what PhoneGap...

PhoneGap Getting Started Screencasts

So I have decided to make a series of getting started screencasts helping people setup their environment for developing phonegap apps for specific platforms and making a quick hello world app or loading up the sample app. I was hoping to get some feedback on if you find these screencasts...