Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ottawa Android PhoneGap Droidhack

On Saturday the Ottawa Android group was having our latest Droidhack. This months Droidhack was sponsored by the fine folks at Nitobi who may be better know to you as the guys who started the PhoneGap project. They sent out some nice swag in the form of shirts and stickers that were well received by the group. Since this was a themed event on PhoneGap Android Plugins I did a quick presentation to get everyone up to speed and then we got to hacking.

Most of the day I spent helping others setup their environments and getting them going with their first PhoneGap application. I was able to provide some helpful hints to Chris Saunders who works for Shopify and put together an Android Shopify plugin. I was able to spend sometime on working on my DropBox plugin for Android. So far I can login and logout of DropBox but there is still a bunch of stuff to do that I hope to get to in the next few weeks.

All in all it was a pretty good day of hacking and I think a bunch of people learned some new ways to think and got exposed to PhoneGap. Also, huge shout out to Macadamian for providing us with the office space, wifi and food for this event. I know that I and the other Ottawa Android organizers really appreciate it.

2 comments:

andorraclaim said...

A phonegap Dropbox plugin? That sounds awesome. Anything you want to release? I'd love to see what you've done thus far.

Simon Mac Donald said...

@andorraclaim

I haven't had the chance to work on it in a long time but I did push the code up to github in one of my branches so I wouldn't lose it.

https://github.com/macdonst/phonegap-plugins/tree/dropbox/Android/Dropbox

Feel free to add more functionality to it.