Simon Prickett

Simon Prickett is an Architect at Modus and is a pragmatic technology enthusiast with broad experience of technical consultancy, product and software development, technical training, software architecture, development and system analysis. Simon has developed and led solutions for clients including MTV Networks, Coca-Cola and USA Today. Simon graduated top of his class from Aston University.

Posts by Simon Prickett

August 11, 2016

Build an Alexa Skill with Python and AWS Lambda

Introduced in 2015, Amazon Echo is a wireless speaker and microphone device that allows users to interact with online services by voice. Alexa is the name of the speech service...

April 7, 2016

Writing A Cordova Plugin In Swift For iOS

There is a newer version of this post available here for those using Swift 3 / Xcode 8.2 or newer. Since the App Store first opened in 2008, developers wishing...

March 8, 2016

Supporting the Browser Platform in a Cordova Plugin

When building a Cordova hybrid app, the most common use case for adding or developing plugins is to access native device functionality not normally available to the JavaScript runtime environment....

February 23, 2016

Plugin Authoring in Cordova 6 for iOS and Android

Plugins are used with Apache Cordova / Adobe PhoneGap to extend the platform’s functionality so that it can communicate with native device APIs not normally accessible through a web view....

January 29, 2016

New in Cordova 6: App Templates Using Git

Apache Cordova version 6.0.0 was released today at PhoneGap Day 2016 in Utah. Along with the usual bug fixes, platform and plugin upgrades, a new feature was added to the...