Tag Archives: Work flow

Android JavaScript Interface

This tutorial will show you how to access native features from a WebView, and how to pass data back to a WebView from native code. The former part, invoking native code from a WebView, is achieved through adding a JavaScript interface and is documented in the Android API guide here. The example in the guide causes an Android Toast to be triggered from the WebView. All very well, but what about having an app or part of an app that runs in a WebView, gets data from the Android OS and, rather than simply calling a native function like Toast, returns the data to the WebView UI? Read full article

Compiling Blackberry Webworks on WinXP

Developing for Blackberry can be a hazardous task to say the least. As Matthew Baxter-Reynolds points out in a hilarious yet accurate article for the Guardian:

…there is absolutely no way that building software for BlackBerry is appreciably easier today than developing bank software was in the 1960s on punched cards.

I definitely have beef with Blackberry, ranging from the tools to the level of support, but let’s keep things positive.
Problem: Re-compiling your project after you have made changes and then deploying to either a device or a simulator is a time-consuming process. Between signing, loading to the device and waiting for the device to restart, let’s call it 5 minutes.
Solution: Work with remote HTML5, JS and CSS3 while developing.
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