The State of HTML Mobile Frameworks in 2016

The State of Mobile Frameworks 2016 It’s been over 2 years since I posted The State of Mobile Frameworks and a fair amount has changed in that time, so now is probably a good time to dive back into that...

Should I use Cordova / Phonegap or go Native?

Cordova or Native? The number one question I get asked, both by as a consultant and in the emails I get from readers of this blog is “Should I use Phonegap or write a native app” Side note: when asked...

Typescript All The Things! Lessons learned moving a large codebase to typescript

Finally after three and a half years, I’m all in on TypeScript. What really pushed me over the line was creating a fairly large SPA (single page app) in Angular and TypeScript. Once you got around the tooling (getting a...

Phonegap, Be Wary of Plugins

Today, dear reader, I have a cautionary tale to tell. It is a story of trust, and how that trust can quickly erode when confronted with hard truths, and the truth that nothing is ever as easy it seems. Yes...

Using PhoneGap Preferences in an Android Native App

When updating RecipeFolder from a PhoneGap/Cordova hybrid to a Native Java app I initially experienced a euphoria on how quick it was to develop in Android now. 6 months in, and still without having actually shipped the update that euphoria...