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PhoneGap: Don’t overwrite the iOS Status Bar

If you’ve created a PhoneGap version of your project, the top of your screen might look like this on iOS: See how the title of the screen (“Volt”) is crowded into the status bar? It’s easy to fix this. Add … Continue reading

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How to read barcodes

There are a few options for reading bar codes: for web apps, for Phonegap apps and using an external scanner. Let’s look at each one and see what works.

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Android Web Apps: SplashScreens and Icons

Splash screen support for Android Home screen apps was added in Chrome 47, released in December 2015. It gives your web apps a look much more like a native app at startup. There are a few new items in Project … Continue reading

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PhoneGap Build News: Google, Icons and Splashscreens

Breaking news – PhoneGap has just announced that PhoneGap 6.0.0 is now being used by PhoneGap Build. Here’s the announcement: http://phonegap.com/blog/2016/02/09/phonegap_6_now_on_build/ it’s still too new for us to say what difference it will make. To use it with AppStudio, put … Continue reading

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Making Apps which Scroll

Recently, there has been discussion on the web board about the proper way to make an app which can scroll. You might need to have more input fields than can fit on the screen at once: rather than going to … Continue reading

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CSS Styling: The importance of !important

(This post is contributed by Frank K├Ânigl – Vielen Dank, Frank!) I recently ran into an interesting problem. I wanted to change the color of a jQuery Mobile button when I hovered over it. The normal way to do this … Continue reading

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New PlayTone() function

AppStudio has had a PlaySound() function for some time which lets you play mp3 and other sound files. In AppStudio 5.2, we added a PlayTone() function, which lets you play sounds with a specific frequency, duration and optional volume. Tones … Continue reading

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PhoneGap: Getting rid of the Content-Security-Policy warning

I was messing around with a PhoneGap app using the Chrome Debugger’s Inspect feature, which lets me examine a running PhoneGap app for error messages, source code, elements, etc. I noticed an error message in the console I hadn’t seen … Continue reading

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Chrome shortcut to inspect devices

The latest build of Chrome on the desktop makes it easier than ever to open the Chrome Debugger to look at an app running on a device. This works on apps running in the browser, apps running from the Home … Continue reading

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OpenWeatherMap’s new API Key

A number of our tutorials use weather data from OpenWeatherMap’s website. It provides information about current conditions for anywhere in the world, with an easy to use API. Best of all, it’s free, so long as you do not make … Continue reading

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