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Thread iOS Apps Using EWB.
Wed, Dec 7 2016 7:00 PMPermanent Link

Steve Gill

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Has anyone built any mobile apps for iOS using EWB and PhoneGap (or whatever it's called now) or similar?

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Wed, Dec 7 2016 10:18 PMPermanent Link

erickengelke

Steve Gill wrote:

>Has anyone built any mobile apps for iOS using EWB and PhoneGap (or whatever it's called now) or similar?

I've done it.  I explain how in my book.  The instructions given are for Android but it's the same thing with IOS.  You create a cordova app, wait they've renamed iit again.  Anyways, you can access the camera, compass, etc.  I show all that.

You technically  almost need a Mac to compile it due tot he way signatures are handled by Apple. Some people avoid that by renting Mac-in-cloud.

Another alternative is to rsubscribe to Adobe's creative services, they have macs that can compile it for you.

Erick
Wed, Dec 7 2016 11:27 PMPermanent Link

Steve Gill

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Hi Erick,

<< I've done it.  I explain how in my book.  The instructions given are for Android but it's the same thing with IOS.  You create a cordova app, wait they've renamed iit again.  Anyways, you can access the camera, compass, etc.  I show all that.

You technically  almost need a Mac to compile it due tot he way signatures are handled by Apple. Some people avoid that by renting Mac-in-cloud.

Another alternative is to rsubscribe to Adobe's creative services, they have macs that can compile it for you. >>

Thanks.  I have a PC and a Mac (and an Apple Developer account) so no problem there. Smile I have your book but was hoping to see some screenshots of finished apps. Smile  I'm curious to see how they look especially how the EWB controls render, and if anyone has had any issues developing them.

= Steve
Thu, Dec 8 2016 4:14 AMPermanent Link

Matthew Jones

Steve Gill wrote:

>  I'm curious to see how they look especially how the EWB controls render, and if anyone has had any issues developing them.

I did a PhoneGap app in v1. The main thing (details were posted hereabouts) was to use a simple index.html to redirect to the main application, which provides the load speed needed for the first page before the application starts.

Apart from that it looks exactly the same as it would in the browser, only full screen.

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Matthew Jones
Thu, Dec 8 2016 7:09 AMPermanent Link

Steve Gill

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<< I did a PhoneGap app in v1. The main thing (details were posted hereabouts) was to use a simple index.html to redirect to the main application, which provides the load speed needed for the first page before the application starts.

Apart from that it looks exactly the same as it would in the browser, only full screen. >>

Thanks Matthew, so they look more like Delphi components that iOS components?

= Steve
Thu, Dec 8 2016 8:03 AMPermanent Link

Matthew Jones

Steve Gill wrote:

>  look more like Delphi components that iOS components?

More like web components I'd say, but it depends a lot on the style you choose to use.

This also goes to the age-old (well, 5 years, 8-) ) discussion on whether your application should be native or your own brand. And that comes down to who you are, what your application is doing, and a load of other factors. For me, I wanted a common UI and was mainly doing text input or item selection and sending to a web service. The web is quite common now, so no one is going to have a problem with a UI made with EWB I don't think.

Give it a go - it isn't hard to play with, and development is easy as it is just a web application really.

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Matthew Jones
Thu, Dec 8 2016 8:03 AMPermanent Link

Chris Holland

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I have developed a couple of apps for mobiles that we are shipping on
iOS, Android and Windows mobile.

To build the app we just zip up the entire deploy folder from EWB and
upload it to Phonegap Build where it is built for each platform and you
can download the completed .ipa  .apk or whatever file that you can then
submit to the Apple/Android/Windows store.

I have come across a slight problem with deploying to Windows 10 phones
though where due to a security restriction it will not run an app that
has any inline scripting in the index.html file.

Chris Holland
[Team Elevate]

On 08/12/2016 00:00, Steve Gill wrote:
> Has anyone built any mobile apps for iOS using EWB and PhoneGap (or whatever it's called now) or similar?
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> = Steve
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Thu, Dec 8 2016 11:49 AMPermanent Link

erickengelke

Chris Holland wrote:

>I have developed a couple of apps for mobiles that we are shipping on
iOS, Android and Windows mobile.

Yeah, Windows phones are not as easy, and they represent such a small market share that they aren't worth worrying about.

The mobile app can call all the Cordova/PhoneGap stuff, which does give them some extra powers beyond web pages.

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