Tagged: PhoneGap

PhoneGap and Force.com in 69 minutes

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I’m proud to present a series of seven video tutorials that teach how to build PhoneGap applications connected to Force.com (Salesforce). It is over an hour of content that goes step-by-step from project set up to packaging of applications ready for multiple platforms.
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Native scrolling in jQuery Mobile/PhoneGap applications

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In one of my previous blog posts I covered how to fix flickers and jumps during page transitions when using jQuery Mobile with PhoneGap. The good news is that flickers were eliminated with latest release of PhoneGap 2.1 and its departure from using IFrame for JavaScript to Native bridge. Unfortunately issue of 1px jumps is still there, but that is by design in jQuery Mobile. So this means my solution with additional div element hosting application content is still valid.
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Embedding CordovaLib in your iOS/PhoneGap app project

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As you may already know PhoneGap/Cordova 2.x has changed how the framework is referenced in iOS projects. This new approach gives more flexibility and ease of installation but at the same time it has some quirks especially when working in Xcode on multiple projects at the same time. This may actually change in the future releases as you may see there is an active discussion about it on the callback-dev mailing list.

In the meantime I wanted to share how you can quickly change a reference to CordovaLib directly from Xcode. The approach I prefer is to embed CordovaLib under my project directory. This way I can push it to my repository and version control it with my project files.
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HTML5 for App Developers: PhoneGap Build

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Below you can find a short video tutorial on how to quickly get up and running with the PhoneGap Build service. PhoneGap Build allows you to compile and package your PhoneGap/Cordova apps for different platforms using an online service. This is especially useful when you are doing iOS development and you don’t have access to a Mac machine and Xcode. The same thing also applies if you would want to publish your app to Windows Phone devices and you are not a PC gal or guy 😉
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