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Phonegap Essentials

By : Ivan Turkovic
Book Image

Phonegap Essentials

By: Ivan Turkovic

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Managing the project

After creating the project, there are many things that we need to do to make sure that we have a working application as we need to prepare and later build the application in a usable state. We will cover these steps in this section.

Application preview

When the project is in development, building it in a native application and deploying it to the physical device can be time-consuming, especially if we do a lot of updates among the user tests. Preparing and building the whole application code that is required for wrapping a hybrid application in a native application takes time to execute.

PhoneGap has a really useful command that you will be using the most while developing the application. It basically creates a local Node.js web server with the live reload functionality that serves the application's content similar to a regular web page. The application works the same way as it does on the mobile device but in this case we are running it in the testing environment.

It was...