PhoneGap Day EU 2016 is Next Week!

When I was initially approached to present at PhoneGap Day EU 2016, May 19 seemed _so_ far away, but here it is already less than a week away. There has been a flurry of activity to get ready: packing, getting travel documents in order, picking up travel necessities, and futzing with getting the presentation slides _absolutely_ perfect!

Helping Ecuador & Japan Earthquake Victims

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My thoughts go out to the victims affected by the recent earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan, as well their families and friends. I simply can’t imagine what it must be like to go through such a situation. There really are no words.

What these people need more than my own well-wishes, however, is action. And the only real action I can provide is by donating some money. I urge you to do the same — the cost of a cup of coffee can go a long way in providing relief!

Thoughts on Apple vs the FBI

So surely by now everyone is aware that Apple has been ordered to help the FBI unlock the company-owned phone of the San Bernardino terrorists. Apple is refusing to do so. The FBI is trying to make Apple out as “the bad guy” by doing so, claiming that the phone might have information on where the terrorists were during the now infamous eighteen minute window that the FBI has no other information on.

Thoughts on the Apple Pencil

Not too long ago I purchased an iPad Pro so that I could use it for development, and also verify that my existing applications worked correctly. Because it is a larger device, it is important to also verify that my apps can appropriately scale to the new screen size. This isn’t difficult, and you can test this in a simulator, but my mantra has and always will be: “there is no substitute for testing on a real device”.

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