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Playing with Raspberry Pi and Python: Traffic lights

I’ve recently been doing some simple Python programming with the Raspberry Pi and a set of traffic light LEDs that connect to it. In this post I’ll look at setting up a Pi to drive th...

In Raspberry Pi, Technology, IoT, Python, May 03, 2017

Promoting New Blog Entries with AWS Lambda and Slack

At my former employer Modus Create, we were avid users of Slack as a team collaboration tool and had been working on ways to use it more as we go about our daily business. We also mai...

In AWS, Serverless, Slack, JavaScript, DevOps, Mar 24, 2017

Writing a Cordova Plugin in Swift 3 for iOS

Since the App Store first opened in 2008, developers wishing to build iOS apps have been required to learn Objective-C. This includes those choosing the hybrid model with Apache Cordo...

In JavaScript, Cordova, iOS, Swift, Jan 06, 2017

Placing Markers Inside Google Maps

While working with Google Maps recently, our team needed to be able to drop map markers inside various different types of shapes drawn on the map. This is simple for circles and recta...

In Google Maps, JavaScript, Front End, Coding, Nov 18, 2016

Creating an Interactive Voice Experience with Amazon Alexa

Introduced in 2015, Amazon Echo is a wireless speaker and microphone device that allows users to interact with online services by voice. Alexa is the name of the speech service that p...

In AWS, Serverless, IoT, Alexa, Python, Aug 13, 2016

Biting into TACO, Microsoft's Enhanced Cordova CLI

Tools to streamline developer workflow when building Apache Cordova hybrid apps have been improving steadily since the introduction of the Cordova Command Line Interface (CLI) a few y...

In JavaScript, Microsoft, Cordova, May 27, 2016

Cross Platform Cordova App Development with Merges

A major benefit of using Apache Cordova to build apps is that it provides a “write once, run many” solution to reusing application logic and design across the mobile platforms that it...

In JavaScript, Cordova, DevOps, Android, iOS, May 03, 2016

Writing a Cordova Plugin in Swift for iOS

Since the App Store first opened in 2008, developers wishing to build iOS apps have been required to learn Objective-C. This includes those choosing the hybrid model with Apache Cordo...

In JavaScript, Cordova, iOS, Swift, Apr 07, 2016

Supporting the Browser Platform in a Cordova Plugin

When building a Cordova hybrid app, the most common use case for adding or developing plugins is to access native device functionality not normally available to the JavaScript runtime...

In JavaScript, Cordova, Mar 08, 2016

Plugin Authoring for iOS and Android in Cordova 6

Plugins are used with Apache Cordova / Adobe PhoneGap to extend the platform’s functionality so that it can communicate with native device APIs not normally accessible through a web v...

In JavaScript, Cordova, Android, iOS, Feb 23, 2016