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    Cross Window Communication With Cordova's InAppBrowser

    December 23, 2013 Share
    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.
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    Git Started With Github in Mist

    December 19, 2013 Share
    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.
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    Mobile-Friendly Mapping Options for PhoneGap/Cordova Apps

    December 12, 2013 Share
    In this post I will summarize some of the more popular options for displaying maps in your hybrid mobile apps. With each option I'll provide specific instructions on how to quickly implement each solution. As an added bonus we will examine a custom Cordova plugin in Icenium - which helps to make native map frameworks available to your hybrid mobile apps.
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    December Icenium Updates: A New Look For Mist, Cordova 3.2, And More

    December 10, 2013 Share
    Today we're happy to announce a new release of Icenium with a number of new features, updated library support, and stability improvements. There's a lot to cover so let's dive right in.
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    Using QUnit To Unit Test PhoneGap/Cordova Applications

    December 05, 2013 Share
    As the state of hybrid web development matures, developers are looking to bring their tools and techniques from more "traditional" development to this new medium. One of these techniques, unit testing, can be a bit tricky to setup in PhoneGap/Cordova applications. In this article, we'll look at how to build a test suite for a hybrid app with QUnit - a popular and easy to use unit testing library. We'll look at not only how to build and run tests, but also how to automate them as well.