- Java JDK 1.5
- Android SDK Package http://developer.android.com
- Apache ANT
- Ruby (Optional, see section: DroidGap with JRuby)
Add PhoneGap/Android to your PATH variable like so:
DroidGap: PhoneGap/Android Dev Script
Useful utilities for developers building mobile apps using PhoneGap for Android.
droidgap [command] [parameters]
help ... See this message. Type help [command name] to see specific help topics. gen .... Generate an example PhoneGap application to current directory. pkg .... Creates an Android compatible project from a www folder. Careful, this clobbers previous packaging. run .... Installs a valid PhoneGap Project to first device found. log .... Attach a logger that listens for console.log statements. ship ... Build and sign an APK suitable for submission to an Android Marketplace.
$ droidgap gen example $ cd example $ droidgap run
Launch your app and start a logger with:
$ droidgap log
DroidGap with JRuby
If you want to use the droidgap command but do not want to install Ruby then you can call it using jruby jar included in the lib folder. All the options are the same and a call looks like this:
java -jar jruby-complete-1.4.0RC1.jar ../bin/droidgap help run
Keep in mind this will be slower due to JVM warmup.
Importing a PhoneGap/Android app into Eclipse
- File > New > Project...
- Android > Android Project
- Create project from existing source (point to the generated app). This should import the project into Eclipse. Almost done!
- Right click on libs/phonegap.jar and add to build path.
- Right click on the project root: Run as > Run Configurations
- Click on the Target tab and select Manual (this way you can choose the emulator or device to build to).
Common Command Line Tasks
Running Mobile Spec
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Compile an APK
Converting a W3C Widget into a an APK
List devices attached
$ adb devices List of devices attached 0123456789012 device
Install APK onto device
$ apk -s 0123456789012 install phonegap.apk
$ adb logcat
Attach it to a process on the device
$ adb jdwp adb forward tcp:8000 jdwp: jdb -attach localhost:8000