Theming your Ionic App

Ionic App are packaged with default themes optimized for each platforms (iOS, Android, Windows). But Ionic Framework also provide a easy to setup interface to customize your App as you like.

Getting Started with Ionic

I had a good experience on Cordova and PhoneGap when I decided to test on a real project the Ionic Framework. At the raising of Ionic 1, I’ve already tested this framework but was disappointed by performance issues. Now, I have to migrate from Angular 1 to Angular 2/4 (means rebuild my whole code), and regarding new Ionic versions announcements and others reasons why Ionic 2 is better than Ionic 1, it’s a good moment to re-evaluate the framework. Ionic 2

Managing environment variables in Ionic

Developing Ionic 2.x Apps you certainly face the need to use an external configuration file, and/or several files for different configuration values for different environments. For example, different backend API URLs for development and production. It’s a common topic on Ionic and Angular forums:

Alternatives to Launchkit

As described on its site, LaunchKit is a suite of easy to use tools for mobile app makers to create, launch and monitor our apps. On meumobi we use all their services: Screenshot Builder, App Website Builder and Review Monitor. All are well designed, with best UX and features you need. For us the most important is the screenshot builder, we save the screenshots of all Apps we manage ( > 20), iOS and Android. launchkit Unfortunately on July, 2016 LaunchKit team joined Google and decide to discontinue the service on July, 2017. They have open sourced LaunckKit, so anyone can set up their own instance. But I’m not sure it’s a good idea to own a discontinued project, let’s search a solid alternative.

Handling international numbers with decimal and thousands separators

Great Britain and the United States are two of the few places in the world that use a period to indicate the decimal place. Different countries officially designate different symbols for the decimal mark. The choice of symbol for the decimal mark also affects the choice of symbol for the thousands separator used in digit grouping. While the U.K. and U.S. use a comma to separate groups of thousands, many other countries use a period instead, and some countries separate thousands groups with a thin space. When we manage values from different countries using several formats we need to use a standard in order to compute, compare or share results.

Android App Auto-update on Google Play and Permissions Change

Before you download an app on Google Play, you may need to give the app permission to access specific capabilities or information on your device, known as permission groups. If you have turned on AUTO UPDATE option in settings then it would be automatically updated otherwise you will receive notification that “New version is available on play store”. Google Play Auto-update It will take around 24 hours for giving update notification to users. If you don’t observe update it should be due to permissions change on App.

Recommended Image Size in Android BigPicture Push Notification

Android 4.1 and newer devices support a BigPicture that will show below your notification text when it is expanded. But to not see your image cropped you should follow some rules. Android BigPictureStyle

Keep a secure backup of your Apple public-private key pair

All apps must be code signed and provisioned to launch on a device. You create signing identities—stored in your keychain—and certificates—stored in your developer account—to sign and provision your app. These assets uniquely identify you or your team, so it’s important to keep them safe. keychain

Contribute to a Github Project

If you use on your own project shareable code from github, you could need to suggest fix or feature. On Github this could be achieved by submitting a pull request (PR).

How to manage timezones on Web Project

I’ve recently reviewed the UX of mobile App Project. The App run on Cordova/AngularJS but this issue can concerns any Architecture.
The review concerned the list of events. Users browse a list of events of the company and are invited to save them on own device calendar. The issue I’ve faced was which hour should I display and save on calendar ? my App is multi-language and users are internationals, so consequently could access the App from any timezone (tz). plist