Introduction to Native Script – Is It Worth Your Time?

NativeScript enables developers to build native apps for iOS and Android while sharing the application code across the platforms. When building the application UI, developers use our libraries, which abstract the differences between the native platforms. In the last few years, we have seen a rise and fall of numerous cross-platform application HTML, CSS, and JavaScript frameworks, and I've...

Onsen UI 2.0 Beta is Out And You Should Check It

If you ever read my blog, you should know that I favor Onsen UI over other frameworks like Ionic Framework or God forbid jQuery Mobile. To me, it was the first existing AngularJS based hybrid mobile framework and my first real introduction to AngularJS. We may argue over this point, but everything Ionic Framework did last few years was...

React Native Review – The Transformation of Mobile Apps

I spent last few years searching for a perfect hybrid mobile framework, and I still haven't found what I was looking. At one point, I thought Ionic Framework was the one and while pretty close it was still not fluid enough (this may change with angular 2.0, but I won't hold my breath). To my surprise, for some reason, I...

Playing Native Audio Using Ionic Framework and Cordova

While working on my previous article, an idea occurred to me. I should write an independent article covering Ionic Framework and Cordova Native Audio plugin. This time I will not use ngCordova collection. For some reason, I can't make it work with the original plugin. It's like ngCordova Native Audio wrapper is using a different file location path, I simply...

Prevent Ionic Application From Pausing In The Background

Last few months I noticed one thing, a lot of developers don't understand what's happening with an application when it's paused in the background. Let's assume we have an application that can't handle background mode. When you hide such application, it will pause its execution. Everything will freeze, including music/video playback, GPS tracking, etc. We can counter it using Cordova...

Must-have React Native Plugins

You most certainly know of React Native, that popular mobile framework built on the foundation of ReactJS. You wouldn't be here in any other case. React Native makes it easy to create beautiful native mobile applications using only ReactJS and a touch of Objective-C. React Native, by default, comes with a sizable collection of usable components, but some are...

Locking jQuery Mobile App Orientation Using Cordova

To celebrate an imminent release of jQuery Mobile I've decided to cover it once again. I don't know if version 1.5 is going to be successful in bringing it back to the previous glory, I can only hope. So let's for a change write something that's not related to AngularJS products. What to do, what to do? I remember...

5 ReactJS Application Frameworks to Get Your App Running Quickly

If you already have previous ReactJS experience, it's time to get started building your own web applications. ReactJS makes it easy, but what if we need a tested framework made for fast application prototyping and building? Fear not, some developers already created full-fledged front-end UI frameworks to support ReactJS. Here are five frameworks you can use to kick-start your...

Using Google AdMob in Your Android Ionic Application

I was kindly asked to write this article and make it as detailed as humanly possible. So Filipe this one is for you. Table of Contents Page 1 | Preparation Page 1 | Development Page 1 | Example Page 2 | Deployment Page 2 | Download The Code Preparation This tutorial will require these prerequisites. If you have a previous Ionic installation, you can skip...

A Comprehensive List Of AngularJS Frameworks Pros/Cons

Let's be honest, finding a right application framework is not an easy task, especially if we're talking about AngularJS environment. Most of these frameworks are not older than two years, and you should carefully consider their production value. To make things more difficult, most of these frameworks are using already established UI frameworks like Bootstrap or Foundation. What and...