Category: PhoneGap

iOS Safari Web Apps Templates and HowTos

August 14, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

An iOS web application uses HTML/CSS/JS to deliver a iOS experience that looks and behaves like a native iOS application. If done correctly, the user can’t tell that it’s not a “normal” app. Although the capabilities are limited, it can be a great solution for many apps where going through the normal iOS app store […]

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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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How to prevent bounce of PhoneGap app container in iOS apps – UIWebViewBounce

May 14, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

I’ve noticed that a lot of apps built with PhoneGap have a weird behavior on iPhone and iPad — You can tug at the main app and move it around slightly and let it bounce back into place.  It’s as if the PhoneGap container is connected to the device with springs!  I quickly found several […]

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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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JavaScript Developer Magazine – Appliness May Issue now Available

April 30, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The May 2012 issue of Appliness is now available for your iPad and Android tablet.  This issue has over 100 pages of content including tons of code samples and interactive demos.  If you are a JavaScript developer, this is something you should subscribe to.  It’s free. May 2012 table of contents: CSS Regions and CSS […]

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PhoneGap Day Videos now available

November 3, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

A great way to learn a lot about PhoneGap —

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JavaScript, CSS, HTML Frameworks and Tools – my list

October 21, 2011 | By | 9 Comments

One of the challenges in the world of HTML/JavaScript/CSS app development is cobbling together your kitchen sink of frameworks, tools and other technologies. When you start looking around, it feels like there is an endless list of options, which is good and bad!  Recently, I’ve been gathering a list of what’s popular these days and […]

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Stupid PhoneGap Tricks – loading external content

October 12, 2011 | By | 13 Comments

Most PhoneGap apps are built so that the HTML/JS/CSS content is bundled into the app (see my previous blog post).  I wondered if it was possible to load external content into the PhoneGap container, and after a few minutes of looking at the APIs, I discovered that it is doable, at least on Android (I’ll […]

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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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