PhoneGap Framework

October 25, 2009 § Leave a comment

PhoneGap is an open source framework designed to deploy mobile app for iphone, Android, BlackBerry, and may be other mobile platforms.

You can see feature comparison at http://phonegap.com

Download the latest version 0.7.3 in tgz or zip to get the example code.

Android:

Instruction http://developer.android.com/sdk/1.5_r3/installing.html

  • Download Android SDK
  • Android SDK version 1.5
  • Download Eclipse http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/
  • Eclipse stable version 3.4
  • Install Android Development Tools (ADT) Plugin for Eclipse
https://dl-ssl.google.com/android/eclipse/
  • Eclipse > Preferences > Android
  • Select SDK directory

Create a new project.

  • File > New > Project
  • Selection Android > New Android
  • Enter Project name
  • Select “Create project from existing source”
  • Select the existing directory
  • Build Target Select Google APIs 1.5

Note: BlackBerry SDK won’t work on Mac OSX. PhoneGap BlackBerry verison won’t work on Mac OSX.

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Google’s Mobile AdSense for iPhone & Android

June 25, 2009 § Leave a comment

Google is releasing private beta for Mobile AdSense. Contextual ads can be targed by applications, locations, categories, or keywords.

* Free
* > 100,000 pageviews per day
* iphone app
* Android app
* must go live with ads in 4 weeks
* stay for 3 months

Direct competitors are AdMob & Greystripe.

Google Mobile AdSense has more advertisers than any startsup ad network, filling up mobile ad inventory.

iPhone and Android Image requirements

April 10, 2009 § Leave a comment

iPhone Build requires at least these 3 images

Icon.png 57×57

Icon-Settings.png 29×29

Default.png 320×480 pixel (full screen without any bars)

Minimum 160 dpi instead of standard web 72 dpi

Android

-dpi-device <dpi> default: 165
-onion <image> PNG only
-onion-alpha <percent> default: 50
-skin <skinID>

SDK includes 4 skin sizes

HVGA-L (480×320, landscape)
HVGA-P (320×480, portrait) (default)
QVGA-L (320×240, landscape)
QVGA-P (240×320, portrait)

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