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    Live From the AT&T Developer Hackathon

    This last weekend AT&T held a developer hackathon at the Palms resort in Las Vegas. The event attracted hundreds of developers from around the world - all competing for tens of thousands of dollars in prizes. In this article we'll talk about the event, the winners, and what this all means for Icenium.
    January 07, 2014
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    Adding Icons and Splash Screens To Your PhoneGap / Icenium Projects

    Adding icons and splash screens to a PhoneGap/Cordova project has always been a bit tricky for developers. Each platform has its own file formats, image dimensions, and conventions - such as how the files are named. In this article I'll attempt to demystify how to create and add images to your projects. We'll look both at how to add images to PhoneGap applications created through its CLI, as well as how to add images to Icenium projects.
    January 02, 2014
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    PhoneGap/Apache Cordova Lifecycle Events

    As you begin writing hybrid mobile apps using Icenium, one of the things you should know about early on are the "lifecycle events" that are a core part of PhoneGap/Apache Cordova. These events are emitted on the document and provide critical hooks ("deviceready", for example) for when your application behavior should execute. In this post we'll take a brief look at the most important/often-used lifecycle events.
    December 31, 2013
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    Cross Window Communication With Cordova's InAppBrowser

    Cordova's InAppBrowser plugin does as its name implies: opens a new browser window within the current app. This gives you the powerful ability to access web content without needing to embed it within the app itself. While Cordova provides plenty of options to configure how this browser works, there are no built in APIs that let you directly pass data back and forth between the app and the InAppBrowser window. In this article we'll take a look at a workaround to make this possible.
    December 23, 2013
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    Git Started With Github in Mist

    Source control is a tremendously important thing in software development. It provides backups and versioning of your code. It allows you to collaborate with other developers on your team. It lets you store things related to the project. It can be tied in to your build and deploy process, and much more. It generally makes development life easier by facilitating many of the activities that are critical to coding, building and deploying software. It should be no surprise, then, that the recent wave of online IDEs would provide source control integration. And Icenium Mist is no exception to this. The Mist IDE has some great integration setup with git, allowing you to connect to any git repository that is accessible via the internet, including GitHub integration.
    December 19, 2013