They say a picture’s worth a thousand words. Frankly I think inflation has really taken its toll on the cost of words, but nevertheless here’s a quick view of what’s been going on in my UIControls PhoneGap branch on Github.
In that screenshot the UIWebView frame, aka the actual webpage content of the app itself, was automatically resized so the toolbar and tabbar has room to be shown. And yes, those are native widgets for the toolbar and tabbar.
Currently the toolbar doesn’t support showing of any buttons, but the tab bar is fully functional. What it doesn’t support (or at least, it’s not tested at all yet) is using custom images in the tab bar items. But that’ll happen shortly.
Next on my roadmap before this feature can be pulled into the main PhoneGap branch is adding buttons to the toolbar, and animating the tool and tab bars when they’re shown. Currently they just pop into view. I’d like it to be possible for it to slide or fade in instead.
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