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beginnercordovadiscussionionic

The Step-by-Step Guide to Publishing an HTML5 Mobile Application on App Stores

13 min read

I've created this simple step-by-step guide to point you in the right direction no matter where you are along your app store journey - so let's get right into it.

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ionicangulardiscussion

Introduction to ECMAScript 6 for Ionic & Angular Developers

4 min read

This article aims to introduce the basic concepts of ECMAScript 6 or ES6 and how they apply to Ionic and Angular applications

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angularionic

What to Expect When Ionic 4 Is Released

8 min read

In this article, we discuss some of the upcoming changes in Ionic 4 and how it will impact the way you build mobile applications.

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advancedbackendcouchdbpouchdb

Creating a Multiple User App with PouchDB & CouchDB

6 min read

In this tutorial we are going to discuss how to create a PouchDB and CouchDB structure such that we are able to have multiple users using the same application.

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backendbeginnerdiscussion

A Summary of Backend Options for HTML5 Mobile Applications

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I feel like now is a good time to cover the various options out there for remote backends for HTML5 mobile applications.

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backendintermediatemongodbnosql

An Introduction to NoSQL for HTML5 Mobile Developers

7 min read

If you've been hanging around in web land then there's a good chance you've at least heard of NoSQL. It's a broad term that can mean a lot of different things,

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Google Maps in Ionic 2: Native or Web?

5 min read

A discussion on the differences between the Google Maps Javascript SDK and the native Cordova plugin when using maps in Ionic 2.

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consoleerrors

Common Sencha Touch Errors & How to Fix Them

3 min read

This post will serve to list some of the more common errors and potential causes - I intend to continue updating this over time so if you think there's anything that should be added to this list (whether you know the solution or not) please leave a comment below.

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4 Insightful Sencha Touch Video Tutorials from the Experts

3 min read

Sencha Touch resurfaced some of the best videos from the 2013 convention. I've compiled and summarised the presentations that I found most interesting.

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famo.usframeworkshtml5

The Potentially Game Changing HTML5 Framework Famo.us Has Launched!

3 min read

Famo.us is another Javascript framework for creating HTML5 mobile applications, and the team claims that it's just as fast and fluid as native apps.

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downloadebookguide

Learn Sencha Touch with My New Ebook for Beginners

2 min read

I love the Sencha Touch framework but I ran into a lot of frustrating obstacles whilst trying to learn that took way longer to overcome than they needed to.

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Famo.us Release Slammed by Disappointed Developers

3 min read

Famo.us has been hyped as a revolutionary new HTML5 framework in the mobile web scene. With their custom built JavaScript 3D rendering and physics engine, Famo.us founder Steve Newcomb claimed we would see native level performance

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plugins

8 PhoneGap Build Plugins I Couldn’t Cope Without & Some More

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This post will summarise the plugins I find most useful, and a few more that I haven't had the chance to try out yet.

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web development

Making the Switch from Web Development to Mobile App Development

5 min read

As a web developer, you may feel like you're getting left behind a bit if you don't update your skill set to include mobile.

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controllereventsmvcview

How to Listen to Events with Controllers in Sencha Touch

3 min read

In this post I'm going to try to explain how to trigger and listen for an event in Sencha Touch in the simplest way I can. If you take a look at a common controller setup, it will probably look something like the following

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appleios

5 Reasons Apple Might Reject Your HTML5 Mobile App

3 min read

There are obviously a lot of guidelines that apply to all app submissions, native or HTML5. But there is some things in particular you should pay more attention to given the nature of the HTML5 approach.

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ios

What Does iOS8 Mean for HTML5 Mobile App Developers

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HTML5 mobile applications rely on the browser and the performance of JavaScript. Fortunately each new iOS software update has consistently brought about performance increases.

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6 Reasons You Should Switch from Web to Mobile Development

3 min read

I've previously written about making the switch from web development to mobile development, but now I'm going to talk about 6 specific reasons to do just that.

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PhoneGap Build Adds Support for External Plugins, Larger App Sizes and More!

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Updates include larger application size upload limits, support for plugins from plugins.cordova.io and a removed reviewing and approval process.

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5 Things Beginner HTML5 Mobile Developers Should Know

7 min read

Here's a few important things to know as a web developer making the journey into the wonderful world of mobile application development

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The Challenges of Developing iOS Applications on a PC

4 min read

I've been building iOS applications on a Windows machine exclusively for more than two years. It's quite achievable but it's not without its challenges

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Is Sencha Touch Still a Strong Choice for HTML5 Mobile Development?

4 min read

I've noticed that a few people seem worried about the future of Sencha Touch and whether it is a good choice for developing HTML5 or hybrid mobile applications. I was recently contacted through my blog by someone who had these concerns, to paraphrase what they said

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Common Issues When Installing a Sencha Touch + PhoneGap App on a Mobile Device

5 min read

You usually hope that the transition onto an actual mobile device will be a smooth one but there can be quite a few tricky issues and bugs that can arise.

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Announcement: Sencha Touch and PhoneGap Consulting Services

2 min read

This is why I have officially started offering consulting packages which will allow people to receive guaranteed support and priority email support as well as a few other bonuses.

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Tips for Keeping Your Sencha Touch Projects Organised

3 min read

You should always follow best practices as best you can, but I want to share a few specific tips that help me keep my codebase clean and easy to manage.