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Handheld Designer 1.6.0 Released On Mac App Store

October 1, 2014

Handheld Designer 1.5.1 Released On Mac App Store

April 6, 2014
  • Fixed a regression that caused a missing jQuery Mobile CSS file when serving an app using the built-in hosting. (Thanks, Alexander F.)

Handheld Designer 1.5.0 Released On Mac App Store

March 11, 2014

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Handheld Designer 1.4.4 Released On Mac App Store

September 30, 2013
  • Added keyboard shortcut for “Run in Default Browser” menu item. (Thanks, @refugk and Steve S.)
  • Fixed a bug in the HDDatabase “find” method. (Thanks, Saku V.)
  • Fixed a bug that prevented use of percentage widths and heights in certain cases. (Thanks, Matthew J.)
  • Switched CDN for hosted jQuery Mobile files to Microsoft (!) due to some missing files in the official CDN.

Handheld Designer 1.4.3 Released On Mac App Store

August 27, 2013
  • Fixed a bug where a JQMTextbox text color wouldn’t always respect the value set in a theme. (Thanks, Michael DL.)
  • Fixed a regression introduced in 1.4.2 the prevented the onOrientationChange event from firing properly. (Thanks, Nello C.)
  • Fixed a bug where the user’s scripts would fail to export at all if there was a syntax error in the code and JavaScript minimization was enabled. (Thanks, Nello C.)

Handheld Designer 1.4.2 Released On Mac App Store

May 28, 2013
  • Fixed a bug that prevented multiple viewings of a sample image in the Sample Gallery. (Thanks, Jonathon K.)
  • Fixed a bug with the JQMTextArea “value” property not returning the correct text. (Thanks, Peter F.)
  • Fixed a bug where selecting menu File/New Resource when the project hadn’t yet been saved could crash the app. (Thanks, anonymous crash report submitter.)
  • Fixed a bug where the HDPhotoSwipe object was crashing the app when run on Mac OS X 10.7. (Thanks, Carlos R.)
  • Fixed a bug where the HD news popover wouldn’t display properly when using a non-U.S. English locale. (Thanks, Carlos R.)
  • Fixed a bug where undoing a center vertical alignment could crash the app. (Thanks, anonymous crash report submitter.)

Handheld Designer 1.4.1 Released On Mac App Store

April 23, 2013

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Creating Native Apps - Getting Started With PhoneGap and Handheld Designer

April 2, 2013

Mobile web-apps are great, and can have many advantages over native apps. But sometimes you need to accomplish something that can only be done by a native app. Perhaps you need to access the device hardware, like the camera or GPS hardware, in a way that web-apps are prohibited to do, or maybe you just want to sell your app on the App Store.

Fortunately, an open-source tool called PhoneGap makes it easy to “wrap” a standard HTML5 mobile web-app in a native wrapper, producing a native app suitable for submission to the App Store. In this tutorial, we’ll review the steps necessary to convert a web-app created with Handheld Designer into a native iPhone or iPad application.

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Tutorial: The Obligatory Weather App, Part 3

April 2, 2013

In the second part of this tutorial, we created a “detail” page that displays the detail from an individual day’s forecast. In the tutorial’s final installment, we’ll create a “settings” page that allows the user to personalize the forecast location.

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Tutorial: The Obligatory Weather App, Part 2

April 2, 2013

In part one of this tutorial, we created the main page of our weather app, and added code to query a weather web-service, process the returned forecast, and display it in a list view. In part two, we’ll create a “detail” page that displays the detail from an individual day’s forecast.

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