Archive for the ‘Mobile Web Development’ Category

5 Ionic Framework App Development Tips and Tricks

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Ionic is an incredibly useful framework for building HTML5 hybrid mobile apps. It is a great starting point for creating Cordova/Phonegap mobile applications, providing common components that can be reused and adapted. Ionic provides a useful CLI (comm...

Horizon: A Scalable Backend Perfect for JavaScript Mobile Apps

Horizon is a scalable backend for cross-platform, JavaScript based mobile apps, especially those needing realtime functionality. It was built by the awesome people at RethinkDB and so uses RethinkDB as the default database. If you're not familiar with ...

Realtime App Development with RethinkDB and React Native

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A realtime app keeps a user up-to-date with the information they want to know, when they need it. A user doesn't need to constantly refresh a window to get the latest updates, a server behind the app will push updates to the app automatically. In this ...

Creating a Mobile Application with Reapp

React is a JavaScript library focused on building user interfaces. It’s increase in popularity has been helped in part due to to fact that it’s created, used and maintained by Facebook. Why React ? React works on the concept of the “v...

Easy App Publishing with React Native and Siphon

Siphon is a sandbox environment which lets you create React Native apps without the need to install Xcode or Android Studio. Siphon makes it possible to push and publish instant updates to production apps. Siphon provides a command line tool which make...

Quick Tip – Installing and Getting Started with Cordova

Cordova is a phenomenal tool that allows you to build native mobile apps using the web technologies you know and love. It gives access to some hardware features unaccessible in vanilla HTML5, and most crucially, the marketing potential of app stores. C...

Build an Android App with React Native

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In this article I’ll be showing you how to create a Pokedex App with React Native in Android. The app wont be as full-featured as an app in the Google Play Store, with just a text field for entering the exact name of the Pokemon and then showing ...

Using Socket.IO and Cordova to Create a Real Time Chat App

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In this tutorial we’re going to build a chat application using Cordova and Socket.io. To make things easier we’re using the Ionic framework. I’m going to assume that you have already setup all the relevant SDK’s in your machine....

Working with the Facebook API in a Cordova App

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In this tutorial we’ll be creating a Cordova app that connects to the Facebook API using the official Facebook plugin for Cordova. We’ll cover how to login and logout of Facebook, use dialogs, and make calls to the Graph API. Note that this...

Storing Local Data in a Cordova App

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Most mobile apps will need to store data locally and HTML5 introduced new options for storing data locally. To store data locally in an Cordova app we can use HTML5 storage combined with other mechanisms provided by plugins. In this tutorial, I will in...