Adan Archila

Introduction We have used Cordova + Ionic in the past to quickly prototype mobile apps for clients. Its proved to be a valuable tool because it allows us to re-use existing HTML, CSS and JavaScript we may have from a web project and compile it directly to iOS, Android and other native platforms. With the release of the Apple Watch, we were curious to see if there was a way to quickly prototype apps for the watch, using Cordova. It turns out you can, with the help of Cordova Apple Watch from Telerik. This is part of a 2 part post…

Building a Hybrid iOS App This is a follow-up to our post on Token Authentication Using Laravel + iOS. In our previous post we covered the backend API and how to configure Laravel token authentication. In this post we will build a hybrid iOS app using Apache Cordova along with the Onsen UI framework. Our goal was to build a simple iOS to-do app that would connect to our backend API using token authentication (via JSON). This post will show you how to set up Cordova, Onsen UI and create the necessary templates for our to-do app. Let's get started. Prerequisites…

Introduction Just recently we were tasked with developing a web + iOS app for a client. We wanted to leverage the speed & simplicity of building for the web using Laravel, but utilize this same backend architecture for the iOS app. This meant we needed to create a RESTful API to interact with our iOS app. As with most apps, this one required authentication. We decided to use tokens for our authentication module. This article is apart of a two part series designed to demonstrate how to build a basic API which will eventually interact with an iOS to-do app. It…

Welcome One part of testing any application is seeing how it reacts to a volume of data. When building an application with Laravel, we use a great package called Faker to make this process quick. Their API allows us to painlessly add a ton of content to our application. This is an add-on to our previous post Dynamic Pagination using Laravel & AngularJS and will show you how to add 50 "fake" posts to your application for testing. The tools we will use: Laravel 4.2 Faker Let's Get Started I will assume that you already have a database setup.…

Welcome! Today we will be combining the Laravel framework with Google's Angular JS. This has a variety of uses, but our article will show you how to setup posts within a blog. We will be implementing dynamic pagination using the built in Laravel paginate option. At the time of this post we were unable to find existing documentation on this approach. We are making this post in hopes that you find it helpful. The entire code can be found on our GitHub. Tools For this article we will be using the following tools. It's important that you are familar with…