Tag Archives: android

Should You build Phonegap or Native?

Most start-ups and independent developers run into the same question: Should I use PhoneGap or native to develop my app? Short answer I chose PhoneGap and I’m happy with the results. PhoneGap used to be slow, but v3.0 , released mid 2013, is fast. On modern devices the performance is comparable to native. Final result, […]

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Android Device API Distribution in Ottawa

My Ottawa Data I was recently contracted for a small Ottawa exclusive app, and found the install data was markedly different from Google’s global snapshot. Hopefully this helps you make your API choice for local app development: *Disclaimer: The sample is so small, take this information as is. One of the biggest choices in Android […]

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PhoneGap 3.0 Background Location Tracker

Technologies: PhoneGap 3.0, JavaScript,(jQuery AJAX), PHP, MySQL Nick Breen and myself were recently contracted to build a cross-platform app as part of an awesome art piece for Ottawa’s upcoming evening art festival: Nuit Blanche. The artist was super awesome and agreed to let us open source the app we were contracted to make, I hope […]

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Setting up Android ADT on Windows 8

Setting up Android ADT and SDK on Windows 8 sucks…a lot. It took 2 fresh installs, a couple of restarts, and a couple of hours of patience. I hope my advice can save you some headaches. Main Lessons: The biggest bug I had to fix to get the Android ADT working on Windows was fixing path […]

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