Archived Blog

All the old blog posts, written from 2008 to 2017

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?...

PhoneGap Desktop App 0.1.9

PhoneGap Desktop App 0.1.9 is all about analytics. We’ve fixed up some of the data tracking and added Google Analytics support. Installation Download and install PhoneGap Desktop App 0.1.9 Beta release: OS X: Download PhoneGap Desktop 0.1.9 for OS X Windows: Download PhoneGap Desktop 0.1.9 for Windows Note: If you...

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....

Choosing a Mobile Strategy: Part 2

This post is part 2 of a series on choosing a mobile strategy. Part 1 focused on providing a general overview of the approaches available and highlighted important characteristics of each. In this post we’ll cover more specific factors to consider when making your decision. We’ll also dig deeper into...

The Metrics that Matter at PhoneGap

At PhoneGap, we make decisions from user feedback. We’re known for getting out, attending conferences, hosting events, and talking to developers. This is because we care deeply for our users and work hard to hear their questions, issues, and needs. Until now, we’ve gathered this information from direct, casual conversations...