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Simon MacDonald
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Father, Software Engineer, PhoneGap Contributor, Comic Enthusiast and Coffee Lover
Father, Software Engineer, PhoneGap Contributor, Comic Enthusiast and Coffee Lover

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Upcoming Conference Appearances
Next week I'll be in two European capitals. I'll be at the following events: dotJS - Paris - Dec 5th PhoneGap Paris Meetup - Dec 6th DevRelCon - London - Dec 7th Ionic UK Meetup - London - Dec 7th Women Who Code - London - Dec 8th If you are going to be at ...

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PluginPub - Publish your PhoneGap plugins to NPM
I was inspired by Sindre Sorhus package np  which makes publishing a package to npm easy by running the following tasks automatically for you: Ensures you are publishing from the  master  branch Ensures the working directory is clean and that there are no u...

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Using ES2015 Code in Your PhoneGap Plugins
Everyone loves the new hotness of ES2015 features but sadly not all of the devices you app is going to run on are able to take advantage of all the features of ES2015. Luckily we can use Babel to transpile our ES2015 code into ES5 code that will run everywh...

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Apps Crashing with phonegap-plugin-push and Google Play Services 9.0.0
Late last week Google pushed a new version of Google Play Services out to phones and since them some users of the phonegap-plugin-push have been seeing crashes in their app. The stack trace for that crash looks like this: 05-22 16:21:42.868 10979 11117 E An...

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Cordova Magic Commands
I was inspired by the following tweet: heres some git aliases to fully unite the dark magic and git experiences pic.twitter.com/ew8xPSAvS6 — becca (@gardensimulator) March 26, 2016 conjure = cordova create $1 $2 $3 ; cd $1 summon = cordova platform add $1 b...

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Stuff I Use
This is kinda of a weird post but there is some stuff I use a daily or near daily basis as I run around being a mobile phone application developer. Some of it is very specific to being a computer nerd while others are applicable to anyone. Backpack For a lo...

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PhoneGap-Plugin-Push Version 1.4.0 Has Been Released
The latest release of the  PushPlugin  is now available on npm. This release is the long awaited release that is fully tested with iOS9. I was able to test on an iPhone 6+ running iOS 8.4.1, iPod Touch running iOS 9.0.2 and an iPad Air 2 running iOS 9.1.0. ...

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PhoneGap-Plugin-Push Version 1.3.0 Has Been Released
The latest release of the  PushPlugin  is now available on npm. This release switches the plugin over to using Gradle to include the Android Support Framework jar instead of it being included in the plugin. This should fix the issue where this plugin would ...

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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...

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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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