Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video Building and emulating mobile applications, part of Dreamweaver CS5.5 New Features.
Now that we've begun the process of building a mobile application, it would be…nice to be able to test the app in our target device. Now, fortunately,…Dreamweaver's mobile application development tools allow us to do just that,…without having to leave Dreamweaver.…The first thing that we're going to do is define our application settings, and…then we'll use Dreamweaver to build and emulate the Android app that we started…in our previous movies.…So, here I want to go over to my 04_02 folder, so if you watched the last movie--…and it is sort of a prerequisite for doing this one, so if you haven't…completed the last movie and configuring the application framework, go do that…first and then come here.…
We haven't changed our site definition at all, so we're still pointing directly…at the 04_02 folder.…Inside that, I have the index.html page, and this is essentially a more built-out…version of the jQuery Mobile app that we've worked on earlier. So if I preview…this in Chrome, for example, you can see now that we have tour packages built into this as well.…
- Creating new HTML5 documents
- Using code hinting for CSS3, HTML5, DOM elements, and jQuery
- Configuring jQuery widgets with the Widget Browser
- Managing media queries
- Previewing web pages on multiple devices with the Multiscreen Preview panel
- Configuring mobile application frameworks
- Building and emulating mobile applications
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course teaches us how to create mobile app in the "Mobile App Support" chapter and the app works great. But when we try to upload to android market, it says that the Android Market can't upload a debug/release version. What's wrong with the app?
A: As mentioned in the movie, the Dreamweaver emulator support does not create deliverable apps. It is designed to act as an IDE and debugging environment only. From there it is up to the developer to package and distribute apps to the various app stores.
Take a look at https://build.phonegap.com/. It's an early service dedicated to creating deliverable binaries for multiple platforms. Since it's PhoneGap, it's also the same framework used within Dreamweaver, so Dreamweaver based apps should port right over.