Join Chris Converse for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a custom configuration file for your app, part of Creating an iPad App with HTML5 and PhoneGap Build.
Now that we have our signed it certificate and our mobile provision…profile, now we're ready to add our configuration file to our application.…So let's go over to the exercise files.…Inside of here I have the config.xml file.…Let's just drag a copy of this into the root of our web project.…So inside of my web project, I have my index.html…file, my assets folder, and now a new config.xml file.…So let's open up the config.XML up in our text editor.…Now inside of our text editor you can see this is a rather small XML file.…There's a few settings that we can change in…the XML file that we can't change on the website.…
And on the website I'll show you where the…documentation is for the full version of this XML file.…Since we're only targeting an iPad I only need a few properties here.…The first setting I have up here is the name.…Next, you can add a description, author information.…Another property, here, for the iPad I'm…going to set, is going to be the pre-rendered…icon, we're going to set this to true.…This way, Apple won't add the gloss effect to the icon, it'll…
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Q: Do I need a Macintosh to create a signing certificate?
A: No. There are ways to create a certificate in Windows. There's an article explaining the process at http://www.tomasmcguinness.com/2012/06/28/generating-an-apple-ios-certificate-using-windows/.