PhoneGap Lessons Learned- Windows Edition

The first lesson learned is that there is a lot of stuff to install to get a Windows machine ready to roll with Eclipse‑Android‑PhoneGap development. Second, I learned it is all really finicky regarding version of Ruby, paths, order of install, etc. Third, I learned that getting a stable setup for this on Windows can […]

PhoneGap Lessons Learned- Mac edition

In the last week I’ve learned quite a bit about using PhoneGap-Android with Eclipse on Mac and Windows. Earlier this month I spent alot of time using the iUI library with PhoneGap to make stand-alone iPhone apps from HTML. I thought I’d share my experiences. I’ll begin with using the Mac with PhoneGap for Android. […]

Updated Pastelets for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

The Pastelet utilities easily create javascript: bookmarks (bookmarklets) that paste a custom text string into a web page form in Mobile Safari on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. A super-handy way to have a scrapbook of text snippets you can use without leaving Mobile Safari. The most recent releases are a very significant update. The […]

iPhone Travel Apps: Me v. National Geographic

One screen of my iPhone is dedicated to essential travel apps and I’d like to share that list with you. For comparison I’m also including a link to and the short list of Travel Tech: Top 20 iPhone Travel Apps from National Geographic Adventure. My key travel apps for iPhone (prices as of July 3, […]

iPhone Travel- Save on Calls, SMS and Data

Avoiding excessive charges is one key trick for International Travel with an iPhone. International travel can include a quick cruise to Mexico or the Caribbean, or a full-on international flight. Either way, some tips I’ve learned will save you money. I spent a week in Singapore and saved $60 over what the roaming rates would […]

iPod-based Language Learning w/Virtual Characters

I saw that 9to5 Mac picked up a story on iPods as mobile training devices for soldiers to learn new spoken languages. I immediately recognized this from some demos I’d seen from Carol Wideman of Vcom3D. Fantastic to see that this is in the field, well-received and effective. We’d met several years ago and a […]

Paste Text into Web Forms on iPhone or iPod Touch

Here is a new utility web page to easily create javascript: bookmarks (bookmarklets) that paste a custom text string into a web page form in Mobile Safari on iPhone or iPod Touch– http://mobilemind.net/iphone. On iPhone and Touch, that page will automatically re-direct to http://mobilemind.net/___, which includes all the instructions and code needed to make a […]