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In this quick tutorial we will show you how to add a simple button to your jQuery Mobile app that takes your user to a random page of your app. The pages are drawn from a list of pages that you create. The code for doing this is really quite simple. So lets get to it.

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jQuery Mobile: Add Splash Screen to Android or iOS

In this tutorial we will show you how to add a splash screen to your iPhone or Android mobile application in jQuery Mobile.

If you are using phonegap build you will notice there is no way to edit the AndroidManifest.xml file. That is fine because we don’t need to. We actually need to modify or create the config.xml file. Any attempt to modify the AndroidManifest.xml file will result in the licence for that install becoming invalid and so useless to us. However the AndroidManifest.xml file is built using the information contained within the config.xml. So lets begin. Continue reading

jQuery Mobile: Turn off Auto-Detection of Phone Numbers and Email Addresses on iOS and Blackberry

Just a quick tip for those of us who wish to turn off the auto-detect phone numbers and email addresses feature of iOS and Blackberry. Both iOS and Blackberry phone automatically detect phone numbers and emails and convert them to links. Some times this can… Continue reading

jQuery Mobile: Install and Test Phone app on iOS with Phonegap

In this quick tutorial we will show you how to install a phone app you have downloaded from Phonegap on an iOS device for testing. All we need to put our phone app onto our iPhone,iPod or iPad is iTunes. We will also need our provisioning file the same… Continue reading

iPhone PhoneGap: gap_poll error when testing on iOS

Recently while working on app for iPhone I received a error message that would continually loop. There is not a lot of information out there on the gap_poll error so I though I would share the quick solution to it with you. This applies if you get any of the following errors:… Continue reading

jQuery Mobile: Dynamic Footer Active Buttons with CSS

This tutorial is a follow on from JQUERY MOBILE: DYNAMICALLY ADD FOOTER OR HEADER TO EVERY PAGE in which we set up our footer so that it loads from a separate file (footer.html). Today we will show you how to set your app up so that even though this footer is being called from an external file we can still have an active state for our navbar buttons. This will done with very little modification to code. Most of the changes we make is in our CSS files only. So if you haven’t already taken a look at the above tutorial so that you have your footer coming in from an external file please do so now then return. Continue reading

In this tutorial we will be teaching you how to add the same header and footer to every page of your jQuery Mobile App from an external file. We will be doing this with just a few simple lines of code and by creating a few small HTML files.

The advantages of handing our header and footer in seperate files should be immediately obvious to most of us. Any changes we make to our header or footer files will change instantly on all of our pages. This saves us a lot of time as our mobile applications get bigger and bigger as a job progresses. We no longer have to hunt down and change every footer or header reference one by one manually. Continue reading

Today I thought I would share three interesting tools for developing Phone Apps for users of varying levels of experience. All of these tools are free or open source programs. These three Phone App development tools are great for what they are designed to do. However each has its own natural limitations. Some requires some skill to use others do not but are then limited in what you can actually build with it. Continue reading

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