Placing Phone Calls In Hybrid Apps

I've been working on an Ionic Framework app for a client. One of the requirements was for the user to be able to place calls from within the app. You would normally accomplish this with code like: <a class="item" ng-href="tel:{{phoneNumber}}" >Call {{phoneNumber}}</a>…

Cordova PushWoosh Plugin Fix

I've been using the PushWoosh service and Cordova Push Notifications plugin for Kids In Touch. However, there's alway sbeen something that I could not fix. Really it was a combination of things. Plugin Callsback Before User Answer Prompt When iOS prompts a user to accept or decline push notifications, the…

Retrieving Firebase User Accounts Without Forge

UPDATE : I decided to make a sample using jq to pretty print the output files. That script is at the bottom of this post. I also added an automatic date/timestamp to the output files. With the recent migration of Kids In Touch to Firebase, I've run into a few…

Conditional Build Tasks with gulp-if

I'm a bit of a Gulp novice. However, I've found it quite easy to create a smooth build process for my apps. Until today, I was using a process that would call a specific task to then run a series of other tasks. Bad Build Process For example, I had…

Losing Your Ionic Framework Back Button?

While doing the final on-device testing for the new release of Kids In Touch, I kept seeing something pretty strange. My "Back" button was disappearing in certain parts of the app. On desktop and on the simulator, this never happened. On device, it was happening about 60% of the time…

Pricing ZeroPush

I'm looking into alternative iOS Push Notification providers for Kids In Touch. I'm not too thrilled with my current one right now. Their support seems.... inconsistent at best. However, their pricing is really hard to beat. Someone suggested I use ZeroPush. ZeroPush's API seems very easy and straightforward. I could…