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

ETE 2012 – Brian Leroux – Just Beyond HTML5: Device APIs with PhoneGap

From the abstract: PhoneGap hacker Brian LeRoux will talk about new breed of cross platform capabilities from the W3C called Device APIs, their relationship to HTML5, web standards, WebKit and mobile development with the most popular platforms. If you are interested in mobile web dev for iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone you’ll really enjoy … Read More

PhoneGap 1.0 Android Plugin updates

Kevin Griffin has been working with PhoneGap for some time now.  In this new blog post, Kevin discusses new features in PhoneGap 1.0. With the upcoming release of PhoneGap 1.0 I thought I would point out a couple of nice additions coming for PhoneGap (Android) Plugin developers (and eventually PhoneGap as a whole). The first … Read More

Debugging PhoneGap and JavaScript

This is a “reprint” of a guest blog post on the PhoneGap blog, by our resident PhoneGap expert, Hiedi Utley.  Hiedi tackles debugging JavaScript on PhoneGap. If you have ever written any JavaScript and tried to get it working on a mobile phone then spent hours banging your head against the wall because it just … Read More

PhoneGap Tutorial Series – #6 Writing Your Own Plugin

This is the last of the series Hiedi Utley has written on PhoneGap.  I hope you have found the series helpful.  We hope to have more of this type of blog post in the future to help with developing mobile applications. How to Create Your Own PhoneGap Plugin Today’s topic is about creating your own … Read More

PhoneGap Tutorial Series – #5

Extending the PhoneGap API – Third-Party Plugins (NativeControls) Continuing on down the path of using third party plugins, today we will look at a little more complex example and use the NativeControls plugin to display a UIActionSheet to allow the user to select whether they want to take a photo using the camera or pick … Read More

Extending the PhoneGap API – Third-Party Plugins (ChildBrowser)

As we are preparing for Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise, I did not want to forget the rest of the series on PhoneGap API that Hiedi Utley has been penning.  Here is part 4. Extending the PhoneGap API – Third-Party Plugins (ChildBrowser) So the last post was all about editing PhoneGap classes to add a … Read More

Extending the PhoneGap API

Here is the third installment of Hiedi Utley’s series on PhoneGap.  We hope you are finding this series helpful as you learn more about developing for mobile applications. Extending the PhoneGap API If you’ve had a chance to play with PhoneGap a bit, chances are you have wanted it to do something that it doesn’t … Read More

Using the PhoneGap API

We are a little behind in posting Hiedi Utley’s PhoneGap Tutorial Series.  Or she is a very fast writer. In this post, Hiedi discusses the features of PhoneGap API. Using the PhoneGap API Welcome to the second installment of my PhoneGap Tutorial Series! This post is a continuation of PhoneGap Project Structure and Internals so … Read More

PhoneGap Tutorial Series – #1 Project Structure and Internals

Heidi Utley, one of the members of our mobile practice, has been working with PhoneGap for one of our clients. She decided to create a series of posts focusing on using PhoneGap for iPhone development. This first one discusses the project structure.  Future posts will review the PhoneGap API, installing a third party plugin, and … Read More