Mobile Technology Choices – Executive Summary

Mobile Technology Choices – Executive Summary

Delivering applications for mobile devices is essential for many business applications. For much of the business software we write at Don’t Panic Labs, some sort of mobile experience is necessary and can be done in many ways. This post will walk through many of the options available today. There really isn’t an “always do it […]

Creating a Barcode Scanner App with Ionic

Creating a Barcode Scanner App with Ionic

Scanning a barcode or a QR code is a pretty common business request. Luckily, almost all users walk around with devices capable of scanning barcodes: their phones. In this blog post, we are going to step through creating a mobile scanner application using Ionic, Xcode, and an iPhone. Create a blank app called “IonicCamera”: ionic […]

Apple: Make MacBooks Great Again

Apple: Make MacBooks Great Again

Dear Apple, I love my 2014 MacBook Pro. It has been a rock-solid development machine, especially when I’m building mobile apps. You’ve made it pretty rough to do iOS development on anything else, but I can let that slide because your hardware is sooo good. But as computers often do, mine is beginning to slow […]

Getting Started with Ionic, Part 3

Getting Started with Ionic, Part 3

In my previous post, we did things that really didn’t utilize any device features. In this post, we are going to use two native device features: email and phone. Let’s get started by installing the email plugin. ionic cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-email-composer
npm install –save @ionic-native/email-composer Using this plugin can be a little tricky. We have […]

Getting Started with Ionic, Part 2

Getting Started with Ionic, Part 2

In my first Ionic blog post, we just got started creating a simple app using Ionic. In this post, we are going to create a simple application that is a basic contact manager. To speed this along, we are going to build off of what we started in part 1. The first change is ironically […]