Making a native HTML5-powered android app with PhoneGap: Quick Guide #ampedweb

25 Sep

[Apologies – the initial post, which got auto-tweeted, said “WebOS”, not “PhoneGap”]

Download Android SDK and phonegap-android.

FROM android SDK dir:

Run “android” for the GUI

Installed Packages to set up a new Operating System and then Virtual
Devices to create a new phone with one of those

“emulator @nexi” (where “nexi” is the name you gave the phone)

FROM phonegap-android dir:

./droidgap $HOME/android-sdk-mac_x86/ woot com.mahemoff example/ out
## I made up “woot”, “com.mahemoff”, and “out” /// “example” is the
dir containing HTML5 assets

cp build.xml *.properties framework/build.xml out ### Yes, this step
ideally shouldn’t be here

cd out


ant clean compile install

The final step will build an APK file and install it on the emulator
(using its server on a standard port).

NOTE: For some reason, I had to restart the emulator on occasion to
get the install working

[Thanks to the Palm guys for their convenient starter guide and
Jonathan Stark for the inspiration – live-building an Android app was
all the inspiration I needed.]


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