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Using Adsense with Volt

Adsense is Google’s web ad service. If you agree to display Google’s ads on your site, you’ll collect money each time someone clicks on an add. To do so, add the AdSense control to your app. Choose the size (320×50 … Continue reading

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Make your own Bootstrap Theme

AppStudio lets you manipulate many of the features of the Bootstrap controls. Essential to their appearance, however, is the theme they use. By changing the theme, you can affect the color and appearance of all your Bootstrap controls. AppStudio includes … Continue reading

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AppStudio 6: Positioning Controls

Web design is constantly evolving. Each year, new features are introduced to HTML, CSS and JavaScript. New page design trends emerge along with new style guides. AppStudio 6 has a number of changes to bring AppStudio development up to date … Continue reading

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AppStudio 6: Accessing Google Drive

Google Drive is a convenient way to store documents in the cloud and access them on any of your devices. It’s also an easy way to share documents. Millions of people use Google Drive – recent statistics show Google Docs … Continue reading

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AppStudio 6: New Header control

AppStudio 6 brings a new Header control. It’s a Common control, which means it will work with all frameworks. Header puts a simple header bar at the top of your app: You can customize the colors, font and size. It’s … Continue reading

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AppStudio 6: Updated Error Messages

In Version 6, we’ve changed a couple of error messages. One you saw too often, and the other you never saw at all. Both these changes will make you more productive. New Version Warning How many times have you seen … Continue reading

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Volt: project1-opens-violently!

If you’ve deployed an app to Volt, you have probably wondered at the odd name your app was given. It takes the actual name of your app and adds a couple of random words to make it unique. That makes … Continue reading

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AppStudio 6: code.js and other code files

AppStudio 6 features an improved way of writing out your files when they are deployed. Earlier versions of AppStudio tried to minimize the number of output files. The idea was that it would be quicker to load one large file … Continue reading

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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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