PhoneGap gets a fancy new demo

The PhoneGap demo is really starting to grow beyond the capacity of a single screen since tons of new features are being added all the time.  It’s even showing a few examples of the tab and navigation bar features, but they didn’t really do anything beyond just throwing out alerts and log statements.  I decided to change that to show just what’s possible with a PhoneGap app.

(Forgive me for the ugliness of the video…this is my first upload to YouTube, so I had assumed I could resize the embedded viewer to fit the aspect ratio of the original).

I’m pretty excited about it.  Not only does it give developers a starting place for developing apps, but it allows us to improve the demos to give the user a better experience.  I’d like to show a Canvas graph of the accelerometer values, or even show a rolling ball in a box to see how the accelerometer can influence JavaScript.

14 thoughts on “PhoneGap gets a fancy new demo

  1. This is exciting, but I’m still waiting to hear whether Apple is going to adopt a consistent policy regarding apps built with PhoneGap. I’m assuming they haven’t said anything to you since their initial “we’ll get back to you” response to your recent letter.

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  2. I’m working on a game using phonegap.
    But i’m really worried about the Apple app rejections.
    Do you have new info about that?

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  3. No new news as of yet. Someone has graciously sent me a phone number to try contacting Apple support on about this, so I’ll give that a try on Monday.

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  4. Best demo yet!

    Just an fyi, the cancel button in the top nav of the photo section consistently crashes my emulator.

    So how do I get this running on my hardware? Anything after 0.7.2 seems to have changed so much that the “getting started” tutorial no longer applies. Hope I don’t come off as a whiner here. You guys are doing great work!

    Thanks

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    1. Yeah, I’ve noticed that too. I think I’m releasing the image picker incorrectly. I’ll be pushing out an update on that as soon as I finish my current contract.

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  5. Cool Demo!
    So, the photopicker should be implemented now? We can use photo’s in Phonegap?
    ‘just’ from the gallery, or from the cam as well?
    That’s something I quite look forward to!
    Thnx,
    PanMan.

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  6. The photopicker was implemented before, but was pretty broken. I’ve fixed it, and have tried to implement the picker in a flexible fashion. The callbacks are still broken though, so I haven’t done a big announcement for that yet. More to come soon on that. 🙂

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  7. Looks fantastic. I am working on an iPhone / PhoneGap app at the moment. It’s a fairly simple app for measuring time and distance for when I go running. Its coming along nicely. I only downloaded PhoneGap a couple of days ago. I am trying to implement a tabbar but no luck yet. I downloaded the latest version of PhoneGap from the phonegap site. Is this the latest version I need. I have not really got my head around github yet.

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  8. Where can I download this latest version of the demo with tabbar ui in? I have downloaded the latest version from the PhoneGap site but the demo does not have any tabbarstuff in. I need to get my head around the Git stuff so I can get to the latest files.

    Also, are there any plans to implement the native spinning number picker UI? I am building a stopwatch / distance app for running. Its looking pretty good considering I have only been using PhoneGap for a few days. I have the basic stopwatch working and it’s tracking distance travelled. But I need to add some more pages to the app. So ideally I need a tabbar which can jump to a history page and settings pages. Im a designer primarily hence the reason I went with PhoneGap but im still getting lost! One step at a time I supoose 🙂 I can send you some screen grabs of what I have so far if you like. It looks good i reckon

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  9. Hey nachoman,

    I am using your tab bar code for phonegap and I have created a functioning application for the simulator, but when I build it to an iPhone it displays the tab bar but with a white screen where the content should be. Any ideas why this is happening? Does your code only work on the simulator?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Jack

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  10. Hi

    Happy New Year to all of you !

    The demo is very impressive. Same question as the other, is there a link to downloas this demo ?

    Thank you !

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