I finally started to work with Phonegap plugins. This week’s assignment was to create an application with the Phonegap camera plugin. I made a simple app that takes a photo when you press a button and mark your location on Google map. I also used the Phonegap geolocation plugin as well as the Google map API. For the button, I used jQuery Mobile. Other than that I didn’t do anything with the UI.
My code is here: https://github.com/OhJia/myCameraApp
It took me a while to learn the quirks of Phonegap and figure out my workflow for creating iOS apps. This includes creating new project, coding, testing, and debugging. I went through a bunch of Phonegap and Xcode tutorials on Lynda.com, and found some great advice on this blog and this blog. (I especially love devgirl.org) I’ll update with details of my process soon!
I ended up spending a lot of time this week doing more market research, wireframing, and redesigning the app. There’s a myriad of customizable productivity apps that have similar features. Productivity was never my objective for the application though; I’d rather enable playful and creative customizations. My redesign focus on communication between people and content sharing and allowing this to be customized like IFTTT.
List of apps
DO button, DO camera, DO Notes from IFTTT (iOS)
I’ve started on the front-end dev of the app with HTML/CSS/jQuery Mobile.
Finish up front-end dev
Plugins! Plugins! Plugins!
Contextualized IFTTT platform with specified people, time, place, etc
Automate repetitive communication and information getting without having to open the app
- Non-technical, want simplicity
- Smart phone users
- Busy: College and graduate students, professionals
Make your own tool (iOS and Android)
IFTTT create new recipe
Sunrise add new event
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