Join Chris Griffith for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a PhoneGap Build account, part of Up and Running with PhoneGap Build.
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Before we can start using PhoneGap Build, there are a few things we need to set up. First, we need to create a PhoneGap Build account, and second, we will need to configure our mobile devices for development. I have separated each mobile platform into its own section of the course, so you will only need to watch the videos for the platforms you plan to develop for. Let's get started with creating that PhoneGap Build account. Open your browser and navigate to build.phonegap.com. There are several types of PhoneGap Build accounts available.
If you're an Adobe Creative Cloud subscriber, then you already have a PhoneGap Build account as part of your subscription. If you're not, then you have two other options to create a PhoneGap Build account. You can sign up for the free account, which will allow you to have one private app at a time, or you can purchase a PhoneGap Build subscription. That option will enable you to have up to 25 private apps at a time. Since PhoneGap is based on the open source Cordova project, they have returned the open source love. If your application is open source, then you can use PhoneGap Build at no cost.
To learn more about those applications check out these videos on lynda.com. I would recommend Up and Running with Adobe Creative Cloud with Justin Seely. I'm now going to sign in to the PhoneGap Build service. But before we upload our first application to be compiled, we need to properly configure our mobile devices for development. So let's get started with this. Again, feel free to watch only the videos for the platforms you're planning to develop for.
- Creating a PhoneGap Build account
- Exploring the HTML structure of an app
- Configuring your mobile device for development
- Building from Dreamweaver, Edge Code, or the command line
- Setting up a config.xml file
- Setting parameters and permissions
- Deploying on iOS or Android