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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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Tutorial: The Obligatory Weather App, Part 1

April 2, 2013

Weather apps have become a kind of “Hello, world.” of mobile computing. Their simple form, limited functionality, and universal understanding provide an opportunity for programmers and designers to explore different aspects of a platform’s capabilities.

In this tutorial, we’ll build a simple weather app that will use AJAX to query a weather web-service to retrieve a 4-day forecast, dynamically display the forecast in a list view, and provide a detail view for each day. The user will also be able to configure the which city’s forecast is displayed, and whether temperatures are displayed in Fahrenheit or Celsius.

You can follow along with the tutorial, or download a fully-functional version of the weather app from the sample gallery within Handheld Designer.

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