Application on Your Hand-set

The name seems interesting. Well, the work that it does is interesting too. PhoneGap is a free and open source framework which lets one create mobile apps using standardized web APIs. One can just preview the app on their device without the SDK platforms, registered devices or even a compilation of codes. The PhoneGap app can become a part of your personal toolkit regardless of you being an expert or a Layman.

To initiate this process, one has to start with installing the latest version of the PhoneGap CLI. Then take up a mobile app that is universally available in an app store closest to you. This developer app is compatible with the existing PhoneGap and Apache Cordova projects. So, you can either create a new app or open up an existing app. The CLI now starts a tiny web server for your project. The PhoneGap Developer App will then connect to that server. What you need to do now is to use the CLI for your project and further enter the server address into the PhoneGap Developer App. The CLI and PhoneGap Developer app should be on the same network for the address to be reachable.

After it is added, you are free to do whatever you want to – add, delete and edit files from your project. The preview will be updated automatically with each saved change. There are hidden touch gestures for more control like a 3-finger tap will allow you to go to the home page. This app will now function based on the directions from the user.