Using Cordova Plugins in Ionic 2 with Ionic Native There’s been a lot of confusion around how to use Cordova plugins in Ionic 2, and I think a lot of that stems from ngCordova. This was a great little tool that simplified using native plugins in Ionic 1, it can not be used with Ionic 2. What ngCordova did was wrap the standard Cordova plugins to make them integrate better with Angular, and provide things like promise support, whereas vanilla Cordova plugins usually rely on callbacks. There’s a new service in Ionic 2 called Ionic Native which is pretty much a direct replacement for ngCordova. It’s the exact same idea, it wraps the vanilla Cordova plugins so that they integrate more nicely with Angular 2 by adding things like promise and observable support. Misconceptions about Ionic and Cordova
Student Tech Teams 101: A Toolkit for Educators Attention school leaders: If you’re searching for an example of what it means for a school to be future ready, look no further than the student run genius bar at Burlington High School in Burlington, Massachusetts. Over the past two years, I’ve consulted with educators, administrators, instructional technology specialists, and IT professionals from throughout the nation, as well as my friend Matt Robinson who resides in Australia, about the nature and scope of the Burlington High School Help Desk program; aka our “genius bar.”
5 App Prototyping Tips for Project Managers Conservative estimates are placing the app market at 25 billion dollars, but as industries begin to build out digital and find new ways to engage with customers, this number is bound to explode. So, how can a design and development agency make the most of that money to help better serve their clients? By better applications at a faster pace. Here at Koombea, an international web and mobile design and development agency, our project managers have put together five tips for success for your next digital project. 1.
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How to Dual-boot Linux and Windows (on a PC with Windows 7 already installed) Prerequisites: 1. A PC running Windows 7, with at least 30 GB of free hard-drive space. 2. A CD/DVD burner and blank CD/ DVD or a USB drive with a capacity of 1GB or more 3. Google reduces JPEG file size by 35% Google has developed and open-sourced a new JPEG algorithm that reduces file size by about 35 percent—or alternatively, image quality can be significantly improved while keeping file size constant. Importantly, and unlike some of its other efforts in image compression (WebP, WebM), Google's new JPEGs are completely compatible with existing browsers, devices, photo editing apps, and the JPEG standard. The new JPEG encoder is called Guetzli, which is Swiss German for cookie (the project was led by Google Research's Zurich office). Don't pay too much attention to the name: after extensive analysis, I can't find anything in the Github repository related to cookies or indeed any other baked good.
Students as Tech Support Burlington Public Schools, located in Burlington, Massachusetts is a K-12 1:1 tablet, apps for Education district. The suburban district is home to four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school with 3,500 students and 300 teachers. Burlington launched the country’s largest 1:1 tablet initiative back in 2011 as well as one of the nation’s first student-run Help Desk program. The Challenge
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