Recently, Cordova added the ability to require Android libraries as Gradle dependencies. This helps with projects that can share dependencies, as well as saving a manual installation step. Because of some user-reported conflicts with other Cordova plugins, I updated the Twilio PhoneGap plugin to support Gradle installation of the Android support v4 library. https://github.com/jefflinwood/twilio_client_phonegap Check… Read More


JeffGivingNodeJSTalkApril2016Web

At the April Austin Microsoft Developer Meetup, I gave a talk about using Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code to build web applications and API’s with Node.js. I also showed everyone how to quickly and easily deploy those Node.js web applications to Microsoft Azure’s App Services. We used both Express and Hapi to build web applications –… Read More


My “Are We There Yet?” app for kids on road trips, MapRhino, was just updated to version 1.0.3. This latest version provides a fully responsive user interface across all sizes of iPhone and iPad, so that you can see more on your screen on the iPhone 6 Plus than on the iPhone 4, 5 or… Read More


For those of you using the Twilio PhoneGap/Cordova Plugin https://github.com/jefflinwood/twilio_client_phonegap, I have just updated with Marco Padillo‘s pull request to fix a deprecated Cordova iOS method that was preventing compiling with the 4.1.0 version of the Cordova iOS plugin. I’ve tested out the plugin with the latest Twilio Client libraries, and everything is great except… Read More


Building Mobile Apps for iOS with Swift

I’m working on a new technical programming book – Building Mapping Apps for iOS With Swift. Many of my UT app teams are working on map and location based apps, and all of them are using Swift as the language for their iOS apps. The first chapter is written, which is always the hardest part… Read More