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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

New in Cordova 6: App Templates Using Git

Apache Cordova version 6.0.0 was released today at PhoneGap Day 2016 in Utah. Along with the usual bug fixes, platform and plugin upgrades, a new feature was added to the Cordova CLI ...

In JavaScript, Cordova, GitHub, Jan 29, 2016

368.64, a Pac-Man Ghost Mosaic

One of the things I find deeply dissatisfying about writing software for a living is that there’s no physical form to it. This often means it is difficult to explain what I have been ...

In Design, Pac-Man, Hobbies, Jan 02, 2016

Managing Cordova App Version and Build Numbers in CI Environments

As the Cordova CLI tooling has matured, I’ve been using it more and more on projects in a Continuous Integration environment. I’ve mostly been using the Jenkins Continuous Integration...

In DevOps, Cordova, iOS, Nov 23, 2015

Cordova 5 & iOS 9 Security Policy Changes

Cordova 5 was introduced earlier this year, and we’d recommend using it for any new Cordova app development as it contains improvements to developer workflow, bug fixes, performance e...

In JavaScript, Cordova, iOS, Nov 20, 2015

Automating Cordova Workflow: xcodebuild Hangs During iOS Build

The Cordova Command Line Interface (CLI) has come a long way since it was introduced with Cordova 3.0 back in the summer of 2013. Developers can use this to create, configure, and bui...

In Cordova, iOS, Continuous Integration, Nov 17, 2015