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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…

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…

Polish Your App Launch with Cordova Splashscreen Plugin

We all know that Apple frowns on using the Splashscreen as an advertisement for your app. At the same time, just about everyone does it. Quite often in hybrid apps, the launch of an app can look a little unpleasant while the view loads. Frequently, there's a white flash during…

Posting Images to Cloudinary in Ionic Apps

Many apps have features that allow users to post images and share with other users. A very soon to be released version of Kids In Touch allows users to send pictures to their friends and family. There are many solutions for hosting images. However, with most of them, all the…

Resolving Cordova Build Issues After Updating

Today, I noticed that Cordova is on Release 3.6. This is sort of strange as just a few days ago I updated from 3.4.X to 3.5.X. I'm surprised it didn't update me to 3.6. In any case, after updating Cordova, I updated the Kids…