I continue my experiments with different frameworks and UI toolkits to build mobile and PhoneGap applications. In this post, I use Backbone.js as the architectural framework and Ratchet as the UI toolkit to build my Employee Directory reference application. You can experience the application below: Click here to run the app in a full browser [...]
Here is the video of my PhoneGap Architecture talk at Adobe MAX 2013: The slides are available here.
Here is the video of my PhoneGap performance session at Adobe MAX 2013:
This is not rocket science, but when planning your web or mobile architecture, it is important to make sure your client application is not tightly coupled to a specific data access strategy. The Problem In tightly coupled applications, the presentation logic is intertwined with data access logic (for example, $.ajax() calls), and it leads to [...]
I have been delivering a few PhoneGap Architecture and Performance talks in recent weeks. One of the performance techniques I talk about is –no surprise– the use of Hardware (GPU) Accelerated animations when available on the device. A typical example in a mobile application, is to hardware accelerate your page transitions. Even though this capability [...]
During the last couple of months, I have been on the road presenting our new HTML tools as part of the Create the Web tour with many other members of the team. The tour was a lot of fun with a lot of great feedback from designers and developers. The main challenge of the event [...]
A couple of weeks ago, I delivered a full day PhoneGap workshop at QCon San Francisco. The workshop went very well, and I thought the materials could be useful to a larger audience. So I turned the workshop instructions into more detailed tutorial instructions. This is a lot more than the usual Getting Started tutorial: [...]
After I published the iOS version on the Apple App Store, a number of people asked for an Android version. I just published it on Google Play.
I created a new version of PhoneGap API Explorer that is now available on the App Store. PhoneGap API Explorer is an API reference application for PhoneGap device integration capabilities. The application clearly presents the syntax for each function, and allows you to provide values for the function’s arguments, invoke the function from within the [...]