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Cordova and Large Asset Downloads - An Abstract

10-07-2014 2,972 views Mobile, Development 12 Comments

Doing something a bit different today. A PhoneGap user contacted me yesterday with an interesting problem. He and I discussed it over a quick Google Hangout, and I thought I'd write up some thoughts about our discussion. Ultimately I want to build a proof of concept around this idea, but I thought I'd start first with an explanation, sans code, to see what people thought.

The problem, at a high level, involves downloading data files to a PhoneGap/Cordova application after the user has installed it. These would not be required downloads. Think more of things like DLC, or additional songs for a game, optional items. His question was how an application could be architected to support such a system. Here is what I told him. (And as always, I welcome other opinions in the comments below.)

CreativeSDK (really) Launches

10-06-2014 1,681 views Mobile, Development Comments

So a while ago I mentioned I was working on the CreativeSDK project. My role is to help out with documentation, including tweaks to the API guides and writing articles. As someone still pretty new to ObjectiveC, my articles are pretty simple, but hopefully that's exactly the kind of content that can help people use it. The SDK is now public and you can peruse some of the terribly exciting articles I wrote that demonstrate things like CC file access and PSD extraction.

The best place to start though is the Getting Started article, which walks you through project set up (XCode is pretty darn impressive by the way) and how to handle basic authentication with Creative Cloud.

Check it out at http://creativesdk.adobe.com.

ColdFusion Jedi is no more...

10-06-2014 2,607 views Misc 11 Comments

I've already had multiple people ping me about this so I thought it was a good idea to make sure folks knew I was aware. I have not used the coldfusionjedi.com domain in a long time, but each year I was renewing. After some advice from a reader, I put it up for auction and sold it. So - yep - I know that requests for coldfusionjedi.com go someplace else. I also have some blog entries that may link to that domain. I'll correct them as I run across them.

Figuring out what version of Cordova created a project

10-03-2014 3,051 views Mobile, Development 2 Comments

Earlier today a user on Twitter asked how one could determine the version of Cordova used to create a project. As far as I knew there wasn't really a way to determine this, especially since there are multiple versions in play now. But I double checked on the main developer list just to be sure.

Ionic has a CDN (use with caution)

10-02-2014 2,111 views Mobile, Development, JavaScript, HTML5 Comments

I kinda stumbled upon this by accident, but Ionic has a CDN you can find here:

UX question, handling notifications

10-02-2014 1,847 views Development, Design 3 Comments

Ok, just a random note. I was going to post this on Google+ but figured I'd get a broader reach here on my blog. Lately I've run into two sites that handle notifications in a way that kinda bug me. I wanted to see if it bugs you too. I'm also curious if folks think my ideas for improvement makes sense, or if perhaps something else would be better.

Cordova, Plugins, and Determining What Supports What

10-01-2014 2,671 views Mobile, HTML5 2 Comments

Earlier today a user on the Cordova development list asked if plugins are tested against only the current release of the SDK. This brought up an interesting discussion that I'm summarizing here.

The Future of cfObjective.

09-29-2014 3,115 views ColdFusion 28 Comments

So, I don't do this very often, but, I was asked to share a message, and it is one I agree with, so I decided to pass it along. This comes from a member of our community - so please give it a few moments of your time.

Syncing Edge Animate with Window Scroll

09-29-2014 2,679 views Development, Design, JavaScript 5 Comments

Recently I've come across a few sites that will tie window scrolling with animation. When used in a subtle, small fashion, this is kind of cool. When used to change large portions of the view or really screw with scrolling, I detect it. Like most things, it all comes down to how you use it I suppose. But I was thinking recently - how can we do this with Edge Animate? Turns out it is rather simple.

Another IndexedDB Bug - Possibly

09-26-2014 2,416 views JavaScript Comments

While looking at another IndexedDB bug with Safari (https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=136155), I encountered a bug with Chrome. It was a bit awkward to describe so I decided to make a quick video. I'd greatly appreciate it if folks could try and recreate this. If so, I'll file a bug with the Chrome team.