Author - James Saucier

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User Centred Design at Spot Solutions

User Centered Design (Human Centered Design) is a design and development approach that keeps users’ needs and goals as the focus of the design process. Solutions begin and end with the end user in mind. By involving human perspective in all phases of the process, a product is produced that is usable, efficient, and satisfying for the user. The design phases used at Spot Solutions typically look like the following:Research and DiscoverGathering and analyzing user data Personas Empathy mapsPrototyping and DevelopmentLightweight (literally) [...]

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Creating your first Phonegap (Cordova) application

Before starting, it’s worth knowing the difference between Cordova and Phonegap: Apache Cordova is mobile application development framework. In 2011 Cordova was purchase by Adobe and rebranded to PhoneGap. The open source version of PhoneGap continues to be released as Apache Cordova. Apache enables software developers to build mobile applications using HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS instead of using platform specific APIs like Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. Although written with web technologies, Cordova applications have access to device hardware APIs like [...]

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