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How To Use ES6 Arrow Functions With React Native

When producing React Native applications, you’ll often need to iterate over data to render components, where you’ll need to pass a function as a property for later execution. Think of a <ListView/> for example. We often implement this component so that users can interact with it. In lots of cases, each Row needs to be…

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How to Use Image Placeholders in React Native

How To Use Placeholder Images in React Native

I’ve been working with React Native for over a year now. And one thing that is driven home by my UX team is the need to provide feedback to the user that something is happening. What I’ve found is that while the React Native <Image/> component provides us with the ability to have a placeholder…

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NativeScript Layouts for HTML Ninjas 1

NativeScript Layouts for HTML Ninjas

NativeScript is an awesome framework for building cross-platform applications. This article shares tips for creating NativeScript layouts.

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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. There are many plugins available “off the shelf”, however sometimes a new one is needed when nothing suitable can be found. The Cordova platform provides…

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New in Cordova 6: App Templates Using Git

Along with the usual bug fixes, platform and plugin upgrades, a new feature was added to the Cordova CLI allowing users to create new apps based from templates hosted at git URLs, on npm or on the local filesystem.

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Expanding and Collapsing Elements in React Native

In this tutorial we will learn the basics of animations. We are going to create a panel component. When the body of the component expands or collapses, we will add a nice animation as shown in the next image.

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Swift Modules for React Native

React Native is an Objective-C application framework that bridges JavaScript applications running in the JSCore JavaScript engine to iOS and Android native APIs. In theory, you write your application logic in JSX and ES6/7 and transpile it to JavaScript, and the application framework loads all that as a bundle. In practice, you will want to…

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Swift Projects in AppCode Without a Main.storyboard

For years, the only language for developing UI applications for OSX and iOS was Objective-C and the only IDE was Apple’s Xcode. Apple announced Swift at WWDC a year ago and Swift 2.0 at this year’s WWDC. Swift has a much easier syntax to learn than Objective-C, and is more secure and less prone to…

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Cordova 5 & iOS 9 Security Policy Changes

Modus recommends Cordova 5 as it contains improvements to developer workflow, bug fixes, performance enhancements and new functionality.

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