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From Jesse MacFadyen <purplecabb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: standard project template
Date Tue, 22 May 2012 16:20:36 GMT
That demo app looks to go way to far, I would have to delete a whole
bunch of stuff ever time I created  a new project.

+1 to a standardized Hello Cordova.
Everything else is too much cruft.
My adding the Cordova version was more about informing the user what
version they were on, which is probably valuable.

If ppl want the full demo, can we make another template? New Empty
Cordova, New Cordova Demo, ...


Cheers,
  Jesse



On 2012-05-22, at 9:05 AM, Michael Brooks <michael@michaelbrooks.ca> wrote:

> +1
>
> Many users use the sample application as a starting point because it shows
> how Cordova works and how to write a simple Cordova application.
>
> For the future plugin packages, it would be nice to encourage our plugin
> developers to include a sample project. While API documentation is crucial,
> a good demo can get people up and running much faster. Maybe we can start
> this trend with the official Cordova APIs, where each API includes a simple
> standalone demo (possibly, visually designed well by one of our designers).
> Cordova can then offer home screen that links to each of the API samples.
>
> Michael
>
> On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 8:13 AM, Drew Walters <deedubbu@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Added images showing tablet version:
>>
>> http://imgur.com/a/ZkbtX
>>
>> On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 9:53 AM, Brian LeRoux <b@brian.io> wrote:
>>> ooh, that does look nice! a little nervous we're going to be
>>> inheriting some strong maintenance w/ something like this but it is
>>> pretty cool
>>>
>>> On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 4:41 PM, Drew Walters <deedubbu@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>>> Took a couple of screen captures of Libby's sample project for those
>>>> that haven't built/run it:
>>>>
>>>> http://imgur.com/a/1BtRl
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 9:23 AM, Patrick Mueller <pmuellr@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 7:37 AM, Patrick Mueller <pmuellr@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Kinda crazy thought: howzabout some kind of mini-REPL.  I often take
>> the
>>>>>> template and just add a button to it to get it to run some code,
>> check the
>>>>>> result of something, or whatever.  Would be even easier to do that
>> sort of
>>>>>> thing it we provided the capability, out of the box.  It's truly
eval.
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I tried this, and it's just awful.  Thought maybe in the simulator,
>> but ...
>>>>> no.  I retract the "mini-REPL" idea.
>>>>>
>>>>> However, the first thing I did in the mini-REPL was to paste a sample
>> from
>>>>> the API docs in and run it.  Which reminded me about my thought about
>>>>> making the API doc an app, where every sample has a "run" button next
>> to
>>>>> it, and an output area where the output is written to.
>>>>>
>>>>> Compared to a green field effort like Libby's, having such an app would
>>>>> ensure that our doc samples actually work.  Kinda dog-fooding the doc
>> ...
>>>>>
>>>>> This wouldn't be the "initial app" we ship; too complex.  Which is
>> probably
>>>>> true for Libby's app as well.  The initial app prolly shouldn't do
>> much,
>>>>> but I like Jesse's idea of writing the cordova version into the DOM at
>> a
>>>>> minimum.
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Patrick Mueller
>>>>> http://muellerware.org
>>

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