Jasonette – Build cross-platform mobile apps using JSON

Just like how web browsers turn HTML into a web page, Jasonette turns JSON into iOS native components. This lets you build native apps by writing a simple JSON. Here’s a small snippet/example: { “$jason”: { “head”: { “title”: “{ ˃̵̑ᴥ˂̵̑}”, “offline”: “true”, “actions”: { “$foreground”: { “type”: “$reload” }, “$pull”: { “type”: “$reload” } …

Making viewport units work properly in Mobile Safari

A typical issue with the well supported Viewport Relative Units (you know: vh, vw, vmin, and vmax) that bothers me a lot is that MobileSafari (Safari on iOS) takes the height of the address bar into account for 100vh. Take a look at the footer of that first block in the screenshot below: since its …

Mission Control – Remote Config Utility for iOS, OSX, …

Have you ever wished you could change some config parameter for your app without deploying a new version? Of course you have! Wouldn’t it be great if you had whole config for your app in the cloud and change it as you see fit? Of course it would! Well, go ahead, just put some config …

WebViewBridge.Swift

Like JockeyJS, written in Swift, and with support for WKWebView: A bridge for WebView(UIWebView, WKWebView), using JavaScriptCore, handles communications between native(Swift) and js. Example usage (call native function from JS): // XCode override func viewDidLoad() { // … let webView = WKWebView() let bridge = ZHWebViewBridge.bridge(webview) bridge.registerHandler(“Video.Play”) { (args:[AnyObject]) -> (Bool, [AnyObject]?) in self.player.play() return …

Cordova WKWebView Plugin

Great work by the Ionic folks: One of our awesome engineers has been working hard to bring WKWebView to Ionic apps and is working to bring the new plugin into Cordova! The new plugin will work with both Ionic V1 and Ionic V2 apps. In fact, it should work with any iOS Cordova build! That …

EarlGrey – iOS UI Automation Test Framework

New native iOS UI automation test framework from Google: With the EarlGrey framework, you have access to enhanced synchronization features […] which help ensure that the UI is in a steady state before actions are performed. This greatly increases test stability and makes tests highly repeatable. EarlGrey works in conjunction with the XCTest framework and …

Testing React Native Apps on Android and iOS

These apps are regular native Android and iOS apps, and basically any test automation frameworks works for them: Robotium, Appium, Calabash, uiautomator, Espresso, Jasmine, UI Automation, TestNG, Frank, KIF and many others! Therefore, you do have a great freedom of choice when you build your apps based on React Native framework. Contains example scripts for …

A faster, more stable Chrome on iOS

The Chromium Blog: In Chrome 48 we’ve made the switch from UIWebView to WKWebView, leading to dramatic improvements in stability, speed, responsiveness, and web compatibility. The improvements are indeed remarkable and – from a user’s point of view – very noticeable. Additionally it’s also more stable: With WKWebView’s out-of-process rendering, when the web view crashes …

JockeyJS

JockeyJS is a dual-iOS and Android library that facilitates two-way communication between native applications and JavaScript apps running inside them. Here’s an iOS example: // Send an event to JavaScript, passing a payload. // payload can be an NSDictionary or NSArray, or anything that is serializable to JSON. // It can be nil. [Jockey send:@”event-name” …