Category: Android

Improving geolocation getCurrentPosition() with getAccurateCurrentPosition()

June 30, 2012 | By | 10 Comments

getAccurateCurrentPosition() is a simple enhancement to navigator.geolocation that provides a more accurate and predictable result.  It is intended for any geolocation-enabled web browser. This is also usable in PhoneGap applications since PhoneGap uses the underlying HTML geolocation APIs already. I have tested this on desktop Chrome, Safari, Firefox and on iOS and Android devices. I have […]

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Central Florida Events: Building real apps with HTML/JavaScript and PhoneGap

May 2, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

If you live anywhere near Tampa or Orlando and have an interest in building mobile apps using web standards, you need to come to one of the following two local events: Tampa —  5/9/2012 6:00PM please RSVP on the site – if it’s full, try again later in the day Orlando —  5/8/2012 6:00PM EDT […]

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How PhoneGap impacts how we evangelize Flex

October 6, 2011 | By | 4 Comments

DISCLAIMER:  The following is my personal opinion and not necessarily that of my employer (Adobe Systems, Inc.). The PhoneGap announcement at MAX 2011 really got a lot of people excited (including me!), and it raised a few questions about how it changes our jobs as evangelists.  PhoneGap gives us the means to build cross-platform apps with […]

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What is PhoneGap?

October 6, 2011 | By | 16 Comments

Earlier this week at Adobe MAX, it was announced that Adobe had started the process (signed a definitive agreement) of acquiring Nitobi, the makers of PhoneGap. After this announcement, I had multiple conversations with conference attendees and found that several of them really had no idea what PhoneGap is. Some thought it was a JavaScript […]

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A super simple approach to Splash Screens for Flex Mobile Apps

September 25, 2011 | By | 18 Comments

If you are fairly new to mobile app development with Flash or Flex, I bet you have run into the following issue when creating your splash screens — You create a splash image that looks great when the device is held in portrait orientation: …but then when you turn it landscape, you get the white […]

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Finding the current location in your mobile app using Geolocation

September 8, 2011 | By | 4 Comments

Yesterday, I blogged about Geolocation. I thought it would be helpful to show some code that determines the current location in your app. [box type="info" icon="none"] Notes: The first location event is thrown away because as noted in yesterday’s blog post, it’s not the current location. It’s the last known location (cached location). The code […]

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Geolocation tips, quirks, and possible bugs (flash.sensors.Geolocation)

September 8, 2011 | By | 11 Comments

 I’ve been working on a couple of apps recently that use the Geolocation APIs. I’ve discovered a few tips and quirks that I felt were worthy of sharing. Geolocation object There are two classes that you need in order to implement location in your app – Geolocation and GeolocationEvent. When you create a Geolocation object, […]

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Flex versus ActionScript – the debate gets new life

September 6, 2011 | By | 2 Comments

A few days ago, a reader commented on my blog post, “The Flex Team discusses the future of Flex” and brought up the frequent debate of Flex versus ActionScript. This subject has been debated many times since Flex was born, but lately it is becoming a hot topic again, especially with developers shifting their focus […]

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Flex on Mobile Live Q&A Chat Session Thursday, August 18th, 2011

August 12, 2011 | By | 2 Comments

If you are building apps with Flex for mobile devices or about to embark on this journey, you should check out the upcoming live Q&A online event for developers at There will be no slides, no demos nor any speaking. It’s a very informal, pure Q&A using the Q&A pod and a chat pod […]

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