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Cordova Google code scanner plugin demo
Demo app for testing the ccordova-plugin-google-code-scanner, which allows scanning of codes without requesting camera permissions using the new Google Play Services barcode API. Source code available in GitHub.
Cordova Biometric Auth plugin demo
Demo app for testing the cordova-plugin-biometric-auth, which allows to authenticate users with biometrics or fallback PIN, pattern or password. Uses AndroidX and supports Android 5.0 onwards. Source code available in GitHub.
Cordova Native Spinner plugin demo
Demo app for testing the cordova-plugin-native-spinner, which allows to show a platform’s native spinner and/or message for preventing user interaction during blocking operations. Source code available in GitHub.
Cordova Camera Preview plugin demo
Cordova In-App Update plugin demo
Demo app for testing the cordova-plugin-in-app-updates, which allows to check for and install updates from Play Store using the native in-app updates library. Source code available in GitHub.
Cordova Fingerprint plugin demo
Demo app for testing the cordova-plugin-fingerprint-aio, which allows to use biometric validation in Android using the deprecated Fingerprint Manager API. Source code available in GitHub.
Cordova SMS Retriever plugin demo
Demo app for testing the cordova-plugin-sms-retriever, which allows to receive and read SMS messages using the SMS Verification APIs provided by Android. Source code available in GitHub.
Cordova SMS Receive plugin demo
Demo app for testing the cordova-plugin-sms-receive, which allows to receive and read SMS messages using the Telephony API provided by Android. Source code available in GitHub.
Cordova Bluetooth Printer plugin demo
Demo app for testing the functions from the cordova-plugin-btprinter, which allows to print text, images, barcodes and QR codes to any bluetooth printer from your Cordova app. Source code available in GitHub.
Using Cordova with Apache NetBeans
This brief guide shows how to make a few tweaks to fix some issues with Apache Cordova 10 and 11 projects in the NetBeans IDE. Fix incompatible Cordova projects and plugin errors in NetBeans.
Apache Cordova app development setup guide
General guidelines and suggestions for quickly getting started with the development of Apache Cordova apps for either Android, iOS and Windows.
Debug Cordova Android apps with DDMS or Chrome dev inspector
How to easily debug your Android apps running in the debug configuration in either emulator or real device using DDMS or Chrome Device Inspector. Compatible with Apache Cordova or any other type of Android, Ionic, React Native, Angular app as well.
Upgrade Cordova CLI and platform in your app
Whenever you upgrade from a previous cordova-android or cordova-ios version, your app’s build process could introduce several unexpected errors. This guide shows how to troubleshoot your build after upgrading the Cordova platform from your app.
Using Android 8, 9 and 10 emulators without Android Studio
Despite Google’s efforts to deprecate the Android SDK Manager standalone GUI in an attempt to force the installation of Android Studio -irrelevant for Cordova apps-, you can still run any Android emulator without Android Studio using the updated SDK Manager tools. This process involves installing the SDK tools 24 and then updating them to version 28.
Updating Gradle version for Cordova mobile apps
Ocassionally, a new Cordova or plugin version will force you to upgrade your Gradle version. This process must be performed with caution, and this article shows how to properly upgrade or revert your Gradle version for Windows and MacOS.
Using Cordova 8.1.2 with Visual Studio
How to setup your environment for Cordova CLI 8.1.2 apps development with (optionally) Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 / 2017. This guide is focused on the Android platform, but it’s mostly valid for iOS and Windows 10 / UWP apps as well.
Visual Studio 2017 and Apache Cordova mobile apps
Below are some of the issues you may experience when trying to develop Apache Cordova mobile apps with HTML, CSS & JS for Android, iOS and Windows using Microsoft Visual Studio 2017.
Common cordova-android platform build errors and solutions
This topic includes some of the common Cordova CLI build errors that I’ve found, with the recommended solutions or the ones that worked for me.
Closing InAppBrowser window in Cordova by itself
Methods to auto-close an opened InAppBrowser window in Cordova, based on an action performed inside the browser window itself. These methods involve using an event listener for either the loadstart or message events. You can also use this message event to communicate directly from the IAB to the Cordova WebView, to perform other actions.
Build Cordova iOS app from Visual Studio for Windows
How to compile your Cordova app for iOS from Visual Studio 2017 / 2015, and why you should avoid using Visual Studio’s remote build agent for this. There’s a more reliable way to manage your Android app in Visual Studio and then export it to your iOS platform version and Xcode.
Fix Windows Store apps not working
This article provides some of the possible solutions to the issue where some or all of your Windows Store apps refuse to load, or simply hang at the splash screen. Applies to desktop apps in both Windows 10 and Windows 8.1.
How to connect Android or iPhone via WiFi for application deployment
Developing mobile apps using Apache Cordova or any other platform involves constantly deploying your app to real devices. This process can become tedious because the phone or tablet must be connected via USB cable to your computer. However, you can connect your device via WiFi and deploy and debug your app normally following these steps.
How to fix MacBook battery drain while in sleep mode
If you are experiencing a noticeably high battery loss while your MacBook Pro / Air enters sleep mode, try one of these methods to fix the problem. Ideally, your Mac should lose something between 0 to 1% of battery while sleeping overnight without the charger.
Permanently delete broken MTP Device driver for connecting Android device in Windows
Whenever you connect an Android device, it might not be recognized properly by Windows. One of the causes of this problem is the usage of the broken or incompatible Microsoft-provided MTP Device driver. This article shows how to permanently delete the non working driver from your system.
Renew Windows 10 PFX certificate for Cordova App with Visual Studio
How to renew the PFX certificate for your Windows 10 / 8.1 app created with Tools for Apache Cordova in Visual Studio 2017 / 2015. The certificate is valid for just one year, so it must be renewed to rebuild the app.
Add mousewheel support for VB6 under Windows 8 and 10
This article is for anyone trying to add support for the mouse wheel in Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 under Windows 8.1 x64 or Windows 10, which does not include mouse wheel support by default.
Transfer MP3 files to NetMD minidisc recorder in Windows 8/10
How to connect your Sony, Aiwa, Sharp or any other NetMD minidisc recorder via USB to transfer music files in Windows 8 and 10, using original drivers and latest SonicStage version.
OpenTTD Manager 1.1.0
OpenTTD Manager is a freeware program that allows the user to check for OpenTTD version updates and change versions fast and easily. OpenTTD is an open-source recreation of the simulation game Transport Tycoon Deluxe that greatly improves many aspects of the original game.
GRF Wizard 2.0.2
GRF Wizard is a freeware program that serves as a GUI for the command-line tool GRFCodec, which is used to encode and decode GRF graphic files from the game Transport Tycoon Deluxe, TTDPatch and OpenTTD.