Beginning PhoneGap

Configuring your Development Environment

In this chapter, you’ll learn the essentials of PhoneGap. First, we will walk you through the installation process of PhoneGap and its dependencies. Then you’ll be creating, debugging, and testing your first “Hello World” PhoneGap application.

We get underway with setting up your development environment for the two most popular mobile platforms, iOS and Android. You’ll install the package manager for Node.js, which will lead to the PhoneGap installation process.

Platform Setup and Restrictions

While PhoneGap is designed to use one codebase to handle multiple platforms, you ...

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