When a situation arises that might require you to find the current date or a math problem such as averaging a number, you can use our [js:] block (previously known as [eval:]). A [js:] evaluation can be placed just about anywhere in your WIRE where you need a value to return. Here are just a few examples.
<panel height="100%" width="100%" alpha="[js: '[param:id]' == '[var:userId]' ? '0' :...
By Tyler Hillsman
One little known fact about our WIRE language is its ability to maintain multiple WIRE files in a single app. We often talk about how you can build a cross-platform app in a single file, but the truth is that a lot of people prefer a much richer organization of their code base.
What we're talking about here is the
<include> tag. By using the
<include> tag, WIRE developers can write portions of code in different files. Why would you want to do this, you ask? Well, here's an example:
We often build magazine apps for clients like The Atlantic, Ebony, American Scholar, Johns Hopkins University, and more. These apps generally consist of a bookshelf or gallery type screen where the user can select which issue of a magazine they want to view. Each issue typically includes a PDF and all the WIRE code that...
At some point you will finish your app. It will be polished and fully functional and you will pat yourself on the back. And when that happens you will be ready to share it with the world. But how do you do that?
If you have been using the RareWire App Creation Studio then you know you can get started building and testing an app in our fusebox tool without any financial commitment upfront. But at some point you want to move out of that build/test phase into something more meaningful. And this is where a developer account with Apple or Google comes into play.
When do you need a developer license? There isn’t a bad time to get a Developer account with either Apple or Google (or both), just bare in mind that sometimes the process can take a few weeks if you...
By Tyler Hillsman
Reading Smashing Magazine the other day, we noticed an article series from Peter Traeg, Four Ways To Build A Mobile Application. In this series, he writes how to build a simple tip calculator app in Objective-C, Java, PhoneGap, and Appcelerator (upcoming). While these articles are very well written and informative, we wanted to show how easy RareWire makes developing the same simple tip calculator.
The first step of building an app with the RareWire App Creation Studio is
Saint Valentine is upon us and as a result we are feeling the love. For the RareWire team this means that we are once again going to embark on the thrilling task of creating an app in-house, using our team of designs and app developers. We are pretty excited about it too.
While we won't divulge too much about the idea just yet, we are feeling that initial honeymoon when you come up with an idea and are excited to see where it will take you. It really is important that you love everything about your app. If you are going to spend intimate hours of your time creating it, you should enjoy that time.
Even if it a contract app that you are building for a client or someone else, you still need to find the pieces that you can make your own and look back on it with pride. App creation is sort of an art and you should treat it as such. If you think...