Browserify Sample Application: with Backbone, jQuery, Handlebars, and Cordova

Browserify is a tool that lets you bundle node.js modules and consume them in the browser. In other words, it allows you to write browser-based applications using node.js-style requires. Quick Tour Install browserify or Write a module Use the module Create the bundle Add bundle.js to your index.html file and run the application. More details: […]

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New Cordova/PhoneGap 3.x Tutorial

Last November, I delivered a full day Cordova/PhoneGap workshop with Brian Leroux at the great Full Frontal JavaScript Conference in Brighton, UK. I put some new materials (specific to Cordova 3.x) together for the occasion, and I also updated some existing content. The workshop was well received, and I thought the materials could be useful […]

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Sample iOS Application with Xcode, Objective-C, Storyboard, and Core Data

In recent months, I have been sharing multiple versions of the Employee Directory application built with different JavaScript frameworks, and packaged as hybrid apps using PhoneGap. In this post, I’m sharing a native iOS version of the same application. The application allows you to look for employees by name, navigate up and down the Org […]

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Sample Mobile Application with AngularJS

In recent months, I have been sharing different versions of the Employee Directory sample application built with different technology stacks, different frameworks, and different back-end (REST services) implementations. Recent versions include: Employee Directory with Backbone.js, RequireJS, and Twitter Bootstrap Employee Directory with Backbone.js, RequireJS, Topcoat and PhoneGap A number of you have asked for a […]

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Top 10 Performance Techniques for PhoneGap and Hybrid Apps — Slides Available

Here are slides for the “Top 10 Performance Techniques for PhoneGap and Hybrid Apps” session I presented last week at HTML 5 Dev Conf. This presentation was built as a PhoneGap application with the Keypoint HTML presentation framework I blogged about yesterday. Because it is a Web application, you can view the presentation here. You […]

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PhoneGap and Cordova with iOS 7

Now that it’s officially available, I wanted to share my experience running and building PhoneGap / Cordova applications on iOS 7. Running Existing Apps The first thing I tried to do after the upgrade process was to run the existing PhoneGap applications already installed on my phone. Good news: They run “as is” (with a […]

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How to Upload Pictures from a PhoneGap App to Amazon S3

In my previous post, I shared a sample application demonstrating how to upload pictures from a PhoneGap application to a Node.js server. If your application deals with lots of images, it may be a good idea to host them on a dedicated storage infrastructure like Amazon S3, and let your own server focus on delivering […]

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