hybrid

New iOS 9 Cordova In-App Browser Functionality

While working on a sample app this morning, I noticed something completely new when using the Cordova In-App Browser plugin with iOS 9. In the past, using this plugin just caused the selected link to open in Safari. There was no indication to the user on how to get back…

Configuring App Names With Apostrophes in Cordova Hybrid Apps with Hooks

I recently ran into a roadblock when trying to change the name of an app. The app name needed to change from something like "Calendee" to "Calendee's App". Of course, this would seem like no big deal for a Cordova app. Simply open config.xml and change the name from…

Enable Native Scrolling in Ionic Apps for Android

Here's a quick sample of enabling Native Scrolling in Ionic Framework apps. …

Using Device Grade in Ionic Framework Apps

Sometimes, you just have to cheat. When developing mobile hybrid apps, you've got a whole slew of devices, manufacturers, and operating systems to deal with. To make matters worse, you also have to deal with various browser rendering engines. Ionic Framework does an incredible job of leveling the playing field…

Trigger Pull To Refresh In Ionic Framework Apps

The Ionic Forum has a few posts about people wanting to programmatically trigger the pull to refresh feature in Ionic Framework apps. Who wouldn't want to do this, right? Since the PTR feature already provides great visual feedback to a user, why not use it to show the content is…

Cleaning Up Cloudinary Images

I posted before about using Cloudinary to upload images from a mobile app. I've since moved on from that solution and use a different method. Prior to the transition, I had thousands of "derived images" taking up space on Cloudinary and almost tripping me over into the much higher pricing…