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PhoneGap-Plugin-Push Version 1.2.0 Released!
The latest release of the  PushPlugin  is now available on npm. This release focuses on bringing a number of enhancements to Android notifications. Fear not fans of other platforms as subsequent releases will have more features for your OS of choice. In fac...
The latest release of the PushPlugin is now available on npm. This release focuses on bringing a number of enhancements to Android notifications. Fear not fans of other platforms as subsequent releases will have more features for your OS of choice. In fact release 1.3.0 will center around iOS9 ...
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+giuseppe strangi Im using the simple upload image/video to server, i would like to know how to ( resize image ) and ( make the video low quality to be with less MB )... using cordova ( android / ios )
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Including Plugins with Cordova Command Line Interface 5
You may have noticed that things have changed up a bit as of Cordova CLI 5.0.0 release. Specifically, we are now encouraging the the use of <plugin> tags in your config.xml file over the previously used <feature> tags. You may be wondering why you should us...
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Hi Simon,

I'm not sure if this is related to the new version of Cordova, I'm currently running 5.1.1.  
I have an Ionic app that uses this plugin https://github.com/macdonst/SpeechSynthesisPlugin.  The plugin has been working great on Android before I upgraded Cordova.  Since the upgrade, SpeechSynthesis stops working in native app.  I debugged it through chrome://inspect while running the app on my Android device, it's making the call to window.speechSynthesis.speak(speechSynthesisUtterance) without any error, but there is no audio.  However it stills works when running the web app in the web browser.

Any idea?  Thanks.
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Video of PhoneGap Day EU 2015 - Push N' Pull Presentation
The video for my Push N' Pull presentation is now available. If you want to get a copy of the slides please check out my previous post .
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Show your passion for your favorite web technologies and programming languages with a shirt, hoodie, sweater, crewneck, or poster. Get your code in your closet!
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I never liked brussels sprouts until I had this recipe.
Fall is the perfect time to enjoy a hearty side dish of root vegetables with crisp brussels sprouts!  This side is packed with vitamins A and C, and very high in potassium.  When consuming fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K)...
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I'm so glad I've changed your mind!  Brassicas for everyone!
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Books I've Read This Week
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull  is a book that I enjoyed because it does a pretty good job of giving you the back story on how the company Pixar came to be. Pixar is the fascinating com...
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull is a book that I enjoyed because it does a pretty good job of giving you the back story on how the company Pixar came to be. Pixar is the fascinating company that has given us wonderful movies ...
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Use the plugin interface. 
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PhoneGap-Plugin-Push Version 1.1.1 Released!
Back during PhoneGap Day EU 2015 I announced our new PushPlugin  with it's normalized API and a promise of continued support. With the release of the 1.1.1 version of the plugin we continue to fulfill that promise with some new features and bug fixes. The m...
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It's in the example folder.
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Mud Hero 2015
  So last Saturday Anna and I participated in the Mud Hero Ottawa run. It was an absolute blast as you can probably tell by looking at the smiles on our faces. We took a bunch of pictures during the day which I have in an album over here . First up Anna ran...
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I have no idea how she did it to tell you the truth.
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PhoneGap Day EU 2015 - Push N' Pull
Yesterday, I was happy to present at PhoneGap Day EU in Amsterdam. It's one of my favourite days of the year. Besides getting to hang out with all of my co-workers who I rarely get to see in person as we are separated by half a continent I get to talk in pe...
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Hey Simon, It's is possible with the new plugin (https://github.com/phonegap/phonegap-plugin-push) to play a custom sound with the notification in background?
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VideoPlayer Plugin Updated for Cordova/PhoneGap 3.x and Above
Happily, I'm getting the chance to go back and visit some of my older plugins. I've just updated the VideoPlayer plugin so you can install it via the command line tools. To install via the command line just do: cordova plugin add https://github.com/macdonst...
Happily, I'm getting the chance to go back and visit some of my older plugins. I've just updated the VideoPlayer plugin so you can install it via the command line tools. To install via the command line just do: cordova plugin add https://github.com/macdonst/VideoPlayer ...
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My Speech Rec Presentation at InfoQ NY
The slides and video for my speech recognition presentation are up now at the InfoQ site. Feel free to watch it and laugh at my demo fail.
My Speech Rec Presentation at InfoQ NY. The slides and video for my speech recognition presentation are up now at the InfoQ site. Feel free to watch it and laugh at my demo fail. Posted by Simon MacDonald at 11:59 AM · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest ...
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Tasty!
This weekend, I took a pizza dough out of the freezer, but when it thawed, I didn't feel like having pizza (odd, I know, pizza is one of my favourite foods!).  So I asked myself (and Google), "What else can I make with this p...
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Thanks!  Next I will have to figure out a banana version!
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