PhoneGap Blog Guest Post: Hybrid Apps are Overtaking Native

I’m happy to share that I’ve written another guest post for the PhoneGap team’s blog: Hybrid Apps are Overtaking Native In the post, I cover the most popular concerns about hybrid app development from a fresh 2017 perspective: performance, design, frameworks, and tooling. Bottom line: if you last tried PhoneGap/Cordova several years ago, it’s time for another look! I’m really proud of how this article turned out: over 16,000 views and tons of comment replies as of late August. Read On →

"PhoneGap Build Fundamentals" Pluralsight course released!

I’m excited to announce that my Pluralsight course, PhoneGap Build Fundamentals, is now live! This course will teach you the fundamentals of creating cross-platform mobile apps using Adobe’s PhoneGap Build cloud service and HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Please leave any questions or feedback on the Discussion tab. Thanks for checking it out! Here’s a longer description of the course: The demand for mobile application developers is extremely high. However, learning each platform’s native programming language and toolsets can be a significant, time consuming challenge. Read On →

List of Supported PhoneGap Versions on PhoneGap Build

As you’ve probably noticed, PhoneGap Build shows a helpful reminder when the Default version of PhoneGap has been updated: Seeing the platform-specific version numbers (iOS, Android, Windows) is useful for, among other things, troubleshooting purposes. Perhaps a plugin works with iOS 4.2.5, but after upgrading to 4.3.1, it stops working. Where is this list published? As it turns out, the page link is a bit hidden, mentioned briefly in a couple of spots in the documentation: Read On →