5. Configuring a BlackBerry Development Environment for PhoneGap

This chapter includes the instructions to follow to install and use the BlackBerry development tools to build PhoneGap applications for both BlackBerry smartphones and BlackBerry PlayBook tablet devices. To complete the steps outlined, you must first perform several installation steps using instructions provided elsewhere in the book:

1. Install the PhoneGap framework using the instructions provided in Appendix A.

2. (Windows only) Install the Oracle Java Developer Kit (JDK) using the instructions provided in Appendix B.

3. (Windows only) Install Apache Ant using instructions provided in Appendix C.

Once you’ve completed those steps, you’re ready to start work on PhoneGap applications ...

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