Sam Croft

Full-stack developer

My article for Adobe's Appliness magazine: Loading data into, and posting data from, a PhoneGap app

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Filed in: android, apps, Cordova, iOS, jQuery, JSON, MySQL, PhoneGap, php, Uncategorized, zepto

In September we tweeted a photo at RITH of a PhoneGap app we’d been working on. The photo showed the app running on quite a few iOS and Android phones and an iPad. One HTML5 app, running perfectly on many devices, all with different resolutions and pixel densities.

UniApp running on iPhone and Android phones and an iPad

Following a retweet by PhoneGap we were contacted by Adobe’s new magazine, Appliness, to see if we’d like to write an article for their October issue. I jumped at the chance.

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Responsive button feedback in PhoneGap apps: a better alternative to -webkit-tap-highlight-color

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Filed in: android, apps, Cordova, css, iOS, PhoneGap, Uncategorized, zepto

I don’t think I’m alone when I say that the most important thing with a PhoneGap app is that it feels responsive to a users touch. It goes without saying that the easiest argument that web/hybrid app neigh-sayers have is touch response lag. The first thing they’re going to point fingers at and tweet to their native compadres is how many milliseconds it takes for a button to light up when it is touched.

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