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Cordova plugins in Angular

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Hey you Angular developers. Even though Monaca is still to support Angular development in its Cloud IDE, there are some good news. Just about a month ago Cordova added type definitions (from DefinitelyTyped) to their core plugin repositories. So although that’s not released yet, you can already add those plugins to your Angular app.

This post shows you how to do that by means of a very simple example app. It assumes you’ve been using Monaca either through the command line (CLI) or the Localkit.


Beta Distribution via DeployGate and HockeyApp

New Feature: Beta Distribution via DeployGate and HockeyApp

We’ve got another good news to share with you.

On top of the iOS App Uploader feature to distribute your apps via App Store, Monaca now brings you the ability to manually deploy the apps to third-party distribution services. This way, you can distribute your app for testing before uploading to any app market.

(If you’d like to automate this process, check out the limited release Monaca CI)

The services initially integrated with Monaca are DeployGate and HockeyApp.

To do this, just follow these 4 easy steps:


Monaca LocalKit 2.2.0 release

Monaca Team is happy to announce the release of the Monaca LocalKit version 2.2.0. For who has never heard about it, Monaca LocalKit is a tool that allows the development and management of Monaca projects locally. In this version, we are giving more control over the synchronization between the local and the cloud environment, providing direct download and upload functionality and giving the ability to review the project changes. Let’s get deeper on the latest updates that LocalKit brings:


Transpile projects with Monaca CLI

Monaca CLI is a command-line tool which makes local development of Monaca apps easier. Recently, a new function called “transpile” has been added to Monaca CLI. It can be used to transpile code for React/Angular 2 apps.

We will explain in details about the transpile option.


Monaca: The New Build Has Arrived

I know I know, Monaca Team has been pretty quiet. Sorry about the lack of communication. We’ll try to be better. Lots going on!

One of the things we’ve been working on is to improve your build experience. And we are happy to release an update today. Woo hoo!

New Build UI

Let’s go over the changes, shall we?


Love Pokémon Go? Create your own AR app in Monaca with Wikitude

Recently, Pokémon Go became very popular all over the world. Pokémon Go is using Augmented Reality principles by using smartphone’s camera to recognize objects and draw 3D objects in real-time.

Similarly, if you want to create an AR application in Monaca, Wikitude enables you to do so. It includes GPS location and image recognition through AR contents.

We will show you how to use Wikitude in Monaca app here.


New Udemy course for beginners: Build your Apache Cordova/PhoneGap app

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This time, we have a special treat for all beginners who want to develop beautiful apps, but don’t know where to start. One of our Senior Software Engineers, Bryan Ellis, created a short Udemy course for those that need a little help getting started with Cordova app development. It takes less than 2 hours and is extremely easy to follow. Without any excuses, it’s time to build apps!


Got a question? Ask us anything! Reddit IAMA session coming up soon!

All your questions will be answered during our Founder and CEO Masahiro Tanaka’s Reddit (I)AMA session

Reddit Onsen UI

Have questions about Monaca, Onsen UI, hybrid app development, flying planes, or life in Japan? Anything else? Our founder and CEO Masahiro Tanaka will be ready and available to answer all your questions on September 14th, at 1:30PM Pacific Time. Masa will be in San Francisco during the session, and you can check time date and time for your time zone here.


Develop a Monaca Project with Visual Studio Code

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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.


Creating Monaca Applications With ES6

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As many of you have probably already noticed, ECMAScript5 certainly lacks some pretty basic language features required during the development process. As a result, JavaScript alternative languages like CoffeeScript or TypeScript are being preferred by many developers as they both provide syntactic sugar on top of ES5.

To solve this problem, ECMAScript6 (ES6) brings a huge improvement over ES5, tackling many of the other core languages. As you may remember, we have already discussed how we can use ES6 using Babel in this blog post, today we will go deeper by creating a Monaca application with ES6.


How-To-Guide: Monaca Cloud IDE with Git Integration

Monaca Cloud IDE now supports GitHub and Git operations. Git is software that helps the management process of source code. This type of software is better known as version control or source control. Some of the benefits that Git provides is full source code version history and cross collaboration with distributed development.

In this release, we support basic Git operations such as commit, push, pull, importing (clone), switching branches and tracking local history changes. Currently, we support only GitHub, one of the largest online Git repository hosting providers, as a remote repository provider but looking to expand the options in the future.

Let’s take a look at how you can start using Git immediately with your Monaca project.


LocalKit, Web IDE: Everything You Need to Know about Monaca Development Environment

As you probably already know, Monaca offers various development environment choices to fit all your needs. However, it may be difficult for a new developer to understand each one’s characteristics and which one to choose. That’s why in this blog post we would like to introduce each environment and their features, helping you to choose the right one for your development.

Monaca Development Platforms


Monaca x Onsen UI American Roadshow

Monaca x Onsen UI US Roadshow 2016

Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston, New York City, Seattle

Get ready for us!

Our team is organizing a series of meetups throughout the United States. In addition to our presence at the PhoneGap Day US in Salt Lake City, we are kindly inviting you to join ur meetups in Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston, New York and Seattle. For information about each city, please check the links inside the article.


Monaca x Onsen UI Community Forum Release

Monaca x Onsen Community

The new version of Onsen UI is coming and we are paving the way. We are happy to announce that the new Monaca x Onsen UI Community Forum has been released! Many developers have requested a forum for Onsen UI and Monaca Tools where they could ask questions, share their progress, get community feedback and meet other developers. We hope you like it and join our brand new community!


Create your Kintone app using Monaca

Kintone by cybozu.com

Kintone by Cybozu lets you quickly and easily build your own customized business applications such as daily reports, minutes, time-card, and surveys. It also lets you create applications using Excel or CSV files to satisfy your own needs.

Kintone provides a lot of features in the web browser but here we focus on developing using Kintone API and Monaca to transform your custom business application into a hybrid mobile application.


We are going to O'Reilly Fluent!

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Dear followers, we are happy to announce that we will attend O’Reilly Fluent Conference 2015, this week! For those of you who never heard of it, the O’Reilly Fluent Conference is an event for developers working with JavaScript, HTML5, and other web technologies. Fluent covers the full scope of the Web Platform and its associated technologies, including WebGL, CSS3, mobile APIs, Node.js, AngularJS, ECMAScript 6, and more.