Telling your user that a PhoneGap application is busy

Plenty of times in applications, especially on mobile devices, you just need to tell your users to hold their horses and wait while your application processes something in the background.  Maybe you need to query some data from a remote server, save a file to disk, or maybe you just need to do some number … Continue reading Telling your user that a PhoneGap application is busy

How to use the native Alert dialog in PhoneGap

An important part to any application is issuing a simple alert to your user. Whether it's to tell them about an error that just occurred, or if you need to ask them a simple question, giving a message to your user is about the most basic part of any app. Sadly, when you try to … Continue reading How to use the native Alert dialog in PhoneGap

How to use the ActionSheet in PhoneGap

The ActionSheet is a handy control on the iPhone, and is a very intuitive way of getting a multiple-choice answer from a user in a modal but unobtrusive way. Using it in PhoneGap makes interacting with your user easy, while keeping the display responsive. And as an added bonus, you don't need to update any … Continue reading How to use the ActionSheet in PhoneGap

PhoneGap officially permitted on the App Store

Its been a while since I've made an update to my blog, and I figured it's far overdue for a new post. My life over the past little while has been divided up into 4 chunks: my family, my work, my weekend consulting, and my own personal application development. Somewhere around the second half of … Continue reading PhoneGap officially permitted on the App Store

Build process experiments with PhoneGap

I've made some quick updates on the train this morning, and ended up creating a Bourne shell script in the iPhone directory of PhoneGap for renaming a brand-new PhoneGap fork to whatever your project is called. This also works with the previous changes I made to my buildprocess branch, meaning that when you're done, you … Continue reading Build process experiments with PhoneGap

PhoneGap gets a fancy new demo

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-lQwAlaEXA&w=425&h=344] 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 … Continue reading PhoneGap gets a fancy new demo

New PhoneGap feature: ActionSheet support

A while back David Roe had sent me a patch for an implementation of the ActionSheet control for PhoneGap. He was using it in an application of his, and probably due to my plea for patches from the PhoneGap community at large, he submitted this little tid-bit to me. Since I've been making some pretty … Continue reading New PhoneGap feature: ActionSheet support