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Books I've Read This Week

Jul 28, 2014 11:33 PM
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If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor by Bruce Campbell. Look I love Bruce Campbell, probably more than the next guy, I mean he's been making movies and TV shows since the early 80's so there is something there for everyone to love. But read a memoir of a B movie actor, seems sketchy.It isn't, it is every bit as hilarious and charming as Bruce Campbell. It is an amazing look at his life starting with him making independent films as a teenager, meeting his friend and frequent collaborator Sam Rami and all the way up to his (translate)

My perspective of working with the Ionic Framework

Jul 28, 2014 7:22 PM
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For a while now I've been praising the the Ionic framework as one of the coolest things to happen to Cordova/PhoneGap development. I kept promising to talk about it a bit more deeply on the blog and today I've finally gotten around to it. This will be somewhat long, and rambling, but I hope it will give readers an idea of why Ionic is so cool and why they should consider giving it a try. Let's begin by talking about what the framework actually is. I'll steal their marketing tagline as a jumping off point: Free and open source, Ionic (translate)

Mixing Cordova/PhoneGap Components with Native iOS – Part 2

Jul 24, 2014 3:18 PM
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This is Part 2 of a tutorial on embedding custom Cordova components into a native iOS application to create a true hybrid application. See Part 1 for a detailed description and walk through of the basics. In this post we’ll dig into how to customize your Cordova WebView components as well as how to add […] (translate)

An example of Cordova's Camera PopoverOptions

Jul 23, 2014 3:22 PM
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One of the interesting features in Cordova's Camera API is something called popoverOptions. While the docs do explain what this feature does, it may not be entirely clear how it works so I whipped up a quick example, with screen shots, to demonstrate what it does. First off - this feature is only for iOS (and the iPad at that) and only for existing pictures, it is not something you can use when having the user take new pictures. So right away you can see this is something that will have limited usage. But what exactly does it do? The (translate)

PhoneGap Day US and EU Announced

Jul 22, 2014 8:13 PM
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For a few years now the PhoneGap team have been running a one day conference called PhoneGap Day. This is easily one of my favorite conferences. It has a very laid back vibe. The sessions are short and sweet (20 minutes or so a pop). The schwag is actually useful. Out of all the conferences I attend, this one just feels the most relaxed, fun, and educational as well. This year PhoneGap Day will be held in San Francisco on October 24th and Berlin on September 26th. As before, there will be full day workshops on the day before. For (translate)

PhoneGap Day – Call for Speakers Open – Come Present your Stuff!

Jul 22, 2014 7:21 PM
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The dates for PhoneGap Day EU and US were just announced and there’s a call out for speakers. If you have something cool or interesting you’re working on (or late night side project :)) related to mobile web, definitely submit it! The sessions are typically around 20 mins in length, and the topics can vary […] (translate)

Mixing Cordova/PhoneGap Components with Native iOS – Part 1

Jul 22, 2014 11:26 AM
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I built this tutorial to serve as a guide to creating a hybrid mobile application combining both native iOS controls and Cordova/PhoneGap components to leverage the best of both worlds as an alternative to picking one over the other. Developers may choose to do this if they want to use specific native UI features but […] (translate)

Cordova iOS Plugin Interface – upcoming changes

Jul 22, 2014 1:21 AM
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The plugin interfaces below will be deprecated in Apache Cordova 3.6.0 (iOS), and will be removed totally in the major release of 4.0.0 later this year. Please plan accordingly if you have plugins that use these interfaces. If you followed the 3.x Guides on how to create and use plugins, you should be OK, these […] (translate)

Targeting a device type with Cordova Emulate

Jul 21, 2014 11:21 PM
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Today I've got yet another Cordova tip that was probably known to most people. I'm working on a sample application that needs to run on an iPad, not an iPhone, but the problem was that every time I ran cordova emulate ios, it would fire up the application in an iPhone. If I switched the hardware in the iOS simulator settings it would work, but when I recompiled and reran, it reverted to an iPhone. Turns out, there is a simple solution for this. I had never noticed this, but cordova emulate is simply an alias for cordova run --emulator. (translate)

Indoor Mapping in Consumer or Retail Vertical and it’s impact on UX

Jul 18, 2014 1:33 AM
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Mapping and localization for indoor mapping is gaining momentum in consumer verticals of IT and software services industry to propose new age technological solutions and process re-engineering services that helps in providing value added features to the consumers of the verticals. Also the consumer data mining and data analytics are pushing new dimensions with the […] (translate)

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