Don Coleman

PhoneGap 3.0

PhoneGap 3.0 was released at PhoneGap day in Portland, OR last week. This article looks at the great changes with this new release.

Installing PhoneGap Plugins with pluginstall

Phonegap applications can be extended with plugins to add additional functionality. Historically, installing plugins meant copying a bunch of files into the correct places in your project. Andrew Lunny wrote the Cordova Plugin Specification and pluginstall. Pluginstall is a tool that automates the installation of plugins which conform to the plugin specification. In addition to … Read More

Read and Write NFC Tags with PhoneGap

The phonegap-nfc plugin allows you to read and write NFC tags from a PhoneGap application using JavaScript. The plugin originally supported Android. The latest release adds support for Blackberry 7.0. After installing the plugin into your PhoneGap app (See README) it is easy to start scanning tags. Create a function that will handle the NFC … Read More

Camera Access from Android Browser

The browser in Android 4 is able to take pictures from a web page and display them without any plugins or server interaction. This demo uses the Device API and File API to take and display a picture on a phone using the browser. Try it on your Android phone I wrote this demo … Read More

Philly ETE Mobile Apps

If you’re attending Philly ETE this week, be sure to check out our mobile apps. Android iPad iPhone Windows Phone Mobile Web

Sencha Touch 2 – Navigation View, Templates and Forms

This post will build on the example application from the Introduction to Sencha Touch post. We will look at sorting, templates, navigation and forms. Sorting In the existing code new items appear at the bottom of the list. I’d prefer to see the newest items first. After a Sorter is added to the Store, Sencha … Read More

Introduction to Sencha Touch

Steve Smith recently looked at jQuery Mobile and Backbone using a simple application that allowed a user to track their daily exercise. I’m going to duplicate his example using Sencha Touch. Sencha Touch is a framework for building mobile applications using HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript.  This example uses the Developer Preview of Sencha Touch 2.0. … Read More