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

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



  • Download Android SDK
  • Android SDK version 1.5
  • Download Eclipse
  • Eclipse stable version 3.4
  • Install Android Development Tools (ADT) Plugin for 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.


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


-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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