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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)

Plugman


The Plugman utility is used when you need to set up plugins for various mobile platforms that differ in their requirements. In this case, every mobile platform can be custom-made to respond to the requirements and be updated separately.

This comes in handy even if you have the same plugin and there are some bugs specific to a single platform that are causing the whole app to crash for that mobile platform. So, in this case, the older version can be used for the specific platform until it is resolved.

In general, this gives you the ability to make custom cross-platform applications. However, it is more difficult due to the lack of common tasks, such as building binaries or updating the plugin versions that are handled separately.

There is another side of the Plugman utility that is useful for developers who want to develop their own plugin. The Plugman utility has the commands that are able to create the basics needed for the plugin and for publishing it as well.

Installing Plugman

The...