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Animated Page Transitions with React.js

After exploring React in my previous post, I started experimenting with ways to implement animated page transitions in mobile web and Cordova-based apps. ReactCSSTransitionGroup provides the basic infrastructure for CSS-based animations. But after a few promising experiments, I ran into this problem. I also wasn’t sure this approach would give me enough control to implement […]

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Sample Mobile Application with React and Cordova

I recently spent some time playing with React, Facebook’s JavaScript framework for building user interfaces. The term “UI Framework” means different things to different people: In the case of React, it’s a framework that makes it easy to build and compose UI components; it is not a library of out-of-the-box UI components. Some key characteristics […]

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Ionic Tutorial and Sample Application

I had a great time presenting the PhoneGap Day workshops with Michael and Holly last week in San Francisco. In the afternoon, I ran an AngularJS/Ionic workshop based on this tutorial. At the end of the workshop, I showed a more complete version of the application with additional UI polish and better code organization. A […]

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New Salesforce Mobile SDK 2.3 with Cordova 3.5 Support

The Salesforce Mobile SDK allows developers to easily build Native (iOS and Android) and Hybrid (Cordova-based) applications on top of the Salesforce platform. Version 2.3 was released last week, and you can find the list of new and improved features in the official announcement blog post. My own favorite new feature is Cordova 3.5 support […]

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QCon New York Slides: Creating Native-Like Mobile Apps with Cordova, AngularJS and Ionic

I had a great time presenting “Creating Native-Like Mobile Apps with Cordova, AngularJS and Ionic” at QCon New York two weeks ago. Thanks to all who attended my session. The HTML slides are available here. I was running these slides in Cordova, so some interactions (taking a picture of the audience, comparing click vs touch, […]

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Sociogram: A Sample Application demonstrating AngularJS/Ionic and Facebook Integration

About a year ago, I blogged Sociogram, a starter project demonstrating how to integrate with Facebook in your mobile and web applications. A year later, it’s time for a makeover: Here is a brand new version of Sociogram, built with AngularJS, Ionic, and the OpenFB micro-library I shared earlier this week. Sociogram is a sample […]

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Cordova/PhoneGap Facebook Integration without Plugin

Many consumer apps provide a Facebook Login option, as well as other Facebook integration features such as posting to your feed, getting your list of friends, etc. Cordova has a Facebook Plugin that makes that integration easy. Internally, the plugin uses both the Native and the JavaScript implementations of the Facebook SDK, and historically, it […]

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Employee Directory Sample Application with Ratchet 2.0

After this week’s double announcement that Ratchet 2.0 is available and is now part of the Bootstrap organization, I decided to update the Ratchet/Backbone version of my Employee Directory application with Ratchet 2.0 and see how it looks. You can experience the application in the phone “simulator” below (type a few characters in the search […]

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Building Interactive Mobile Dashboards with D3 and other Charting Libraries

Tablets offer a great way to visually explore data using touch-based interactions. I’ve recently been looking at HTML/JavaScript charting libraries from a Mobile perspective, and I thought I’d share the sample application I used to experiment with different options. Sample Application It’s Olympic season, so I decided to create an interactive dashboard to explore the […]

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