Category: Cordova

5 Ionic Framework App Development Tips and Tricks

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 (command line interface) that allows you to create, compile, run and expo...

Communicating with Bluetooth Low Energy Devices in Cordova

In this tutorial, you’ll be building an attendance app using Cordova and a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Peripheral. You’ll create your own BLE peripheral using Node.js and communicate with it using a Cordova app. I assume that you already know Cordova and the Ionic framework. If not, check out this tutorial o...

Authenticating Users via OAuth with Cordova and Ionic

Authenticating users to a service is an essential part of mobile apps. It allows you to ensure the correct users are accessing your service and enables you to personalize what you offer them. There are many authentication methods available, but authenticating users via OAuth is a long time favorite for developers. It&#...

An in-App Browser with ThemeableBrowser PhoneGap Plugin

PhoneGap is a framework that allows developers to build mobile applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. With it, you can build applications for a variety of mobile operating systems such as Android, iOS and Windows Mobile. Plenty of core plugins and API hooks are available and there is a thriving community ecosyste...

Push Code Updates to Apps Instantly with CodePush

Frameworks for creating hybrid apps allow developers to write one code base that they can use across multiple platforms and app stores. This speeds up and simplifies development time, but you still depend on app store submission processes to rollout updates, slowing your development cycle. CodePush from Microsoft allow...

Quick Tip – Installing the Ionic Framework for HTML5 Apps

Ionic is a framework for building hybrid mobile apps using the web technologies you know and love, Angular and Cordova. The Ionic 2 release (currently in beta) leverages Angular 2 (also in beta) and ES6, and you can opt into TypeScript if you prefer. It allows you to write your application code once in HTML, CSS and Ja...

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. Cordova allows you to write your application code once in HTML5 and J...

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

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. And have installed Cordova and Ionic as we won’t be going thr...

Working with the Facebook API in a Cordova App

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 tutorial isn’t for beginners, I will assume that you have alr...

Storing Local Data in a Cordova App

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 introduce different ways of storing data locally and we will see how t...