PhoneGap has been accepted into the Apache Software Foundation for incubation as Apache Callback, where it will remain free and open source. More information on Apache Callback and the incubation process can be found here.
Mobile development is a mess. Building applications for each device–iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile and more–requires different frameworks and languages. One day, the big players in mobile may decide to work together and unify third-party app development processes. Until then, PhoneGap will use standards-based web technologies to bridge web applications and mobile devices. Plus, because PhoneGap apps are standards compliant, they’re future-proofed to work with browsers as they evolve.
PhoneGap is an open source implementation of open standards. That means developers and companies can use PhoneGap for mobile applications that are free, commercial, open source, or any combination of these.
Since winning the Web 2.0 Expo LaunchPad competition in April 2009, PhoneGap has been widely recognized as a game-changer for mobile app development. The code has been downloaded more than 600,000 times and thousands of apps built using PhoneGap are available in mobile app stores and directories. Check out some of them here.
Who’s behind PhoneGap?
Nitobi was the original creator and is one of the primary contributors to the PhoneGap framework, but there is a vast global community that also contributes to the project, including many from IBM, RIM and Microsoft. We have an engaging and active community that is open, transparent and collaborative.
In October 2011, Adobe acquired Nitobi enabling the team to focus solely on the PhoneGap project and continue its work on efficient expressive design and development across devices. Adobe will continue to host the PhoneGap online community as well as the PhoneGap Build service, which is now in open beta.
Hierarchy Viewer allows you to debug and optimize your user interface. It provides a visual representation of the layout’s View hierarchy (the Layout View) and a magnified inspector of the display (the Pixel Perfect View).
It’s included in your “/tools/” directory in SDK folder.
I’ve got a lots of music on my drives, and it really sucks when metadata messed-up. So I just decide to remove all ID3 tags and find a software can help me do this stuff, and …
Mp3tag is a powerful and yet easy-to-use tool to edit metadata of common audio formats where it supports ID3v1, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, iTunes MP4, WMA, Vorbis Comments and APE Tags.
It can rename files based on the tag information, replace characters or words in tags and filenames, import/export tag information, create playlists and more.
Mp3tag supports online database lookups from, e.g., Amazon, discogs, or freedb, allowing you to automatically gather proper tags and cover art for your music library.
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Free Hex EditorNeo is award-winning large files optimized freeware editor for everyone who works with ASCII, hex, decimal, float, double and binary data.
Freeware Hex Editor Neo allows you to view, modify, analyze your hexadecimal data and binary files, edit, exchange data with other applications through the clipboard, insert new data and delete existing data, as well as perform other editing actions.
Make patches with just two mouse clicks; manipulate your EXE, DLL, DAT, AVI, MP3, JPG files with unlimited undo/redo. Taste the visual operation history with branching.
This hex and binary code data editing software utility for Windows includes the following basic functionality: Unlimited Undo/Redo; Find; Replace; Visual History Save and Load; Patch Creation; Clipboard Operations; Bytes, Words, Double Words, Quad Words, Floats and Doubles Edit Mode.
Free Hexeditor Neo is the only binary files editor that deals with large files faster than any other one!
I’m used to parse XML a lot, especially HTML format over Internet for data mining and grabbing.
Someday, I’ve found and tried Xpather, one add-on in Firefox. It is a very great tool to parse Xpath.
You can find out information about XPather here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/xpather/
Click here to install XPather XPI for Firefox.
Should you give it a try 🙂
WinNc is a tabbed file manager especially developed for Windows 7.
It also works on the older versions of Windows. This NC clone file manager is inspired on the dual panel idea of the old file manager Norton Commander. It has shortcuts to all the Windows 7 special folders and the tabbed interface allows you to organize your data by project.
Projects can include files and folders from all over the disk that are somehow connected to that project tab. With a new Windows 7 interface WinNc can do all the basic tasks you expect from a file manager like copy, move, delete, compress, uncompress and create links. But WinNc also converts audio, burns files on dvd and cd, create iso files and you are able to synchronize your files. From zip files it allows the creation of self extraction .exe files