As you know, when using the Camera plugin with PhoneGap/Cordova, you have an optional quality setting. It accepts values from 0 to 100 with 50 being the default. I was curious as to how much of an impact this setting had on the final result. Obviously quality can be subjective, but I thought it would be interesting to build a simple tool that would let me test the settings and compare the results.
So, as always, I tend to feel I’m a bit late to things. Earlier today my coworker Andy was talking to me about PouchDB. PouchDB is a client-side database solution that works in all the major browsers (and Node) and intelligently picks the best storage system available. It is even smart enough to recognize that while Safari supports IDB, it doesn’t make sense to use it and switches to WebSQL. It has a relatively simply API and best of all – it has incredibly simple sync built in.
On May 4th (hmm, that’s a special day, isn’t it?) I’ll be giving an online presentation on the Ionic framework for O’Reilly Media. This will be at 12PM CST and will last for about one hour. You can sign up, for free, here: Using Ionic with Cordova/PhoneGap. I’ll also have a special announcement during the presentation. Hope to see you there!
I’m learning some interesting stuff at FluentConf and I’ll talk more about that when the conference wraps, but I want to share something I found yesterday that I thought was really freaking cool. It is a Chrome extension called Momentum. Apparently this was all over the place a few weeks ago so I’m late to the party, but it replaces your “New Tab” screen with an absolutely beautiful (and somewhat useful) design:
To be fair, this may not be very new, I’ve been working with an alpha version of the Ionic CLI while I test push (and other stuff 😉 so my version has been a bit out of sync. Today I switched from the alpha to the release version and discovered a cool new feature – State.
As it is Sunday and I’m sitting in a hotel in a San Francisco killing time till dinner, I thought I’d catch folks up on the games I’ve been playing recently. There’s three in particular that are somewhat related so I thought why not share with my readers. These are in no more particular order than whatever comes to mind first.
Earlier this week I posted about hitting the limits of LocalStorage (Blowing up LocalStorage) and today I thought I’d do a bit of testing around IndexedDB. Unfortunately, I don’t really have a simple “if you do this, X happens” type story to tell, but I did find out some interesting things about storage limits. I want to thank the following people for help in writing this post: Ben Kelly of Mozilla, Joshua Bell of Google, Addy Osmani of Google, and Paul Irish of Google.
I was supposed to write a blog post on IndexedDB today – instead I got royally distracted by the epic cool new Star Wars teaser: