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Build a Mobile App to Sell Products with Drupal

This tutorial describes how to create a website and mobile application to sell physical products. Customers on a desktop or laptop computer will be able to purchase the product through the website, much like a typical e-commerce store.

Once we have built the mobile application, customers who have downloaded and installed the mobile app onto their Android or iOS (iPhone, iPad) device will be able to purchase the product as an In-App Purchase.

For this example website and mobile app, we're going to sell bottles of beer. *Cough* - Please don't actually sell beer without first getting permission from your local Big Brother.

The main 3 sets of tools we will utilize are:

This tutorial was inspired by this Session from DrupalCon Austin 2014. If you're new to any of these tools mentioned above, please watch the video for an introduction. Otherwise, let's get started!

Drupal - Services CSRF Token with FireFox Poster

With the introduction of the CSRF Token a few months ago, service calls in Drupal need to pass along that token for certain resources. Using FireFox Poster, we can pass along this token to easily test and debug our services.

Here's an example to pass along the token for a simple article node creation.

Build a Mobile App to Geo Tag a Photo

In this tutorial we'll explore how to build a mobile application that can take a photograph and save it onto a website with the current latitude and longitude coordinates.

The website will be powered by Drupal 7. The mobile application will be built using DrupalGap, which is powered by PhoneGapjQueryMobile and Drupal Services.

Did I mention all of this can be accomplished by writing zero lines of code? Well then, let's get started!

Build a Pebble Application to Record a Geo Location in Drupal

This tutorial describes how to build a Pebble "smart watch" application for a Drupal website using the PebbleKit Javascript Framework.

The application itself will be fairly simple. It will wait for you to click the "Select" button on the Pebble watch. Once the button is clicked, the app will grab your current latitude and longitude coordinates. It will then use the Services module to create an Article node and save the coordinates onto a Geofield on your Drupal site.

Let's get started!

Drupal - Get a View's Export Code Programmatically from CTools

With Drupal and Views, we are able to configure a View's settings and import/export them across Drupal sites. This allows us to create backup copies of our View's settings and/or move a View between Drupal sites with relative ease.

Typically this is a manual process by using the Views UI to copy the "export" code string from one site:

http://dev.example.com/admin/structure/views/view/frontpage/export

..and then paste the string into the "import" form on another site:

Drupal - "Hooking" into the Deletion of a View

Today I stumbled upon the need to do something I've never done before in Drupal. I needed a hook to run some custom code when a View was deleted. First, I checked out the list of Views Hooks and didn't find any hooks that appeared to be able to get the job done.

After a bit of Googling and chatting in #drupal-support on IRC, I was directed to this old closed issue. From my understanding, the delete hook doesn't exist and it  sounds like it won't be existing anytime soon. What can we do? Well never fear, Drupal is here.

Drupal - Address Field Phone, How to Make it Required

I've been using the Address Field Phone module with the Commerce and Address Field modules to collect a phone number from users during the checkout process.

Drupal - Build a Mobile App Game to Learn Words from Another Language

In this tutorial we'll explore how to make a simple mobile application game with DrupalGap for a Drupal 7 website. Our game will help us learn words in another langauge.

We'll use Drupal to manage our words and their translations. Since Drupal comes with a default content type called Article, we'll use that for our words.

Drupal - Send a Notification E-mail when a Comment is Posted

To receive an e-mail notification when a new comment is posted, try this (you won't even need to write one line of code):

Drupal - Create a Menu Tab with Views for a Node Content Type

This article describes how to place a custom local task menu tab alongside the 'View' and 'Edit' tabs on a content type.

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