Is Phonegap dead already?

Recently Adobe acquired Phonegap developers Nitobi, read about it here and here. Does this mean Phonegap will die? Phonegap has been an open source, free product from the start. Nitobi have had a business model where they provide training, consulting and other value adding services – like their build service. As far as I understand Adobe have a completely different business model, they sell software licenses… There have been other examples of free software being […] Read more »

Enable scrolling in html5 mobile apps

Jquery mobile fixed toolbars

My recent forays into mobile app development with Phonegap have uncovered a couple of surprises (for me at least). Clearly mobile app development and specifically HTML5 applications are a very imature space! I have been focusing on getting to know a couple of different model-view frameworks (Knockout, Backbone, Angular) and also trying to get a simple UI based on HTML5 to render in a mobile phone, both with and without UI frameworks (JQuery mobile, Appmobi […] Read more »

W3 Total Cache and WordPress Network issues

Racing Stars

I have setup this wordpress installation as a network of sites using the built in WordPress support for site networks. All of the sites are running on separate domains but WordPress is setup to use subdirectories for the different sites. So this blog is actually installed at /nsilverbullet in wordpress. To map from subdirectories to domains I am using the WordPress MU Domain Mapping plugin. Unfortunately WordPress MU Domain Mapping and W3 Total Cache do […] Read more »

Still a cool keyboard

Hurry up (cheap) OLED keyboards by Rev Dan Catt, on Flickr

I just had a discussion about the future of human-computer interaction and the possibilities of gesture & touch. But I think old-school keyboards still have future, I know people who use vintage typewriters for writing! So far no-one has produced a wireless typewriter keyboard, until then the keyboard Optimus Maximus is still pretty cool! Each key is a programmable oled display so you can customize your layout and keyboard graphics pretty much anyway you like […] Read more »

Amazing wordpress cache

Photo by Viernest, on Flickr

I have installed and setup W3 Total Cache and the performance increase is amazing. My site which, on a bad day, used to load pages in 5 to 7 seconds now loads them in closer to 1.5 seconds! The end result far surpases my expectations and thats without all the bells and whistles that W3 Total Cache supports in the form of CDN and advanced cache servers. I will admit that it was not as […] Read more »