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Getting Started with Meteor and Onsen UI

Onsen UI + Meteor

Meteor is very well known as a full-stack framework that tremendously simplifies the creation of web apps. Thanks to Cordova we can also use Meteor for hybrid mobile apps and, after the last changes we made to our framework and bindings, we are excited to announce that you can find a robust Meteor Mobile UI framework in Onsen UI.

In this post we show you how to easily combine Meteor with Onsen UI to create beautiful looking mobile apps.


Creating a Pokémon application using the Angular2 CLI

Angular 2 Pokedex App

We recently launched the beta of our Angular2 components for Onsen UI. Angular2 is a brand new framework and people are just starting to get familiar with it. We have decided to start a series of articles to help people get started with the framework. This article is the first in the series and will explain the very basics such as how to set up the environment and how to create and run a simple app.

We will be using the newly released Angular2 CLI tool since it makes it very easy to get started without having to fiddle with things like Webpack and setting up the testing environment and linting.

Since this is the summer of Pokémon, I decided to create a simple sample app that displays a list of Pokémon. The data is fetched from the public PokeAPI. The API is open source and available on GitHub. Please give it a star if you like it! :)

The current app is very simple, all you can do right now is see pictures of all the Pokémon and what their name and number is. We will expand this app in a later article to add more features such as routing and searching.


Develop a Monaca Project with Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code is an open source code editor developed by Microsoft and based on Electron, a framework allows creating desktop GUI applications using the Node.js.

Visual Studio Code comes with tons of features like debugging, Git integration, syntax highlighting, IntelliSense and more. It is also highly customizable. On top of that, Microsoft recently announced Cordova Tools for Visual Studio Code. With Cordova Tools extension, you can build, debug and preview Cordova hybrid mobile apps on Visual Studio Code.

With that in mind, in this blog post, we will quickly explain how to create a Monaca hybrid application using Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code with Cordova Tools.


Real time Chat App with OnsenUI and Horizon!

Horizon, RethinkDB and Onsen UI 2.0

A lot of modern apps like Twitter or Facebook work in real time: They update themselves when new information is available without the user pulling to refresh. With modern real time database like RethinkDB and the JavaScript Framework Horizon this task is as easy as writing any other JavaScript Application. In this tutorial we will build a simple chat app with MobX and the React Components for Onsen UI.