Cordova 2.0 Android App Creation in Mountain Lion with Eclipse: from Install to Google Play


I kept meticulous notes as I downloaded Eclipse and all the other software I needed to create an Android app for Google Play as though my readers were absolute newbies on the Mac (I’ve been there and I haven’t forgotten) using PhoneGap 2.0.0.

I highly recommend you read this informative FAQ page before you start your app if you are going to submit to the Amazon app store: https://developer.amazon.com/help/faq.html  and this page if you want your app to work on the Kindle Fire devices: http://www.amazonappstoredev.com/2012/09/the-kindle-fire-hd-7-emulator.html

My article below follows these basic steps, but provides much more material to finalize the app: http://docs.phonegap.com/en/2.0.0/guide_getting-started_android_index.md.html#Getting%20Started%20with%20Android

(After I finished the app, I discovered strange error. An Aussie colleague told me to open up the bin/create file in the Downloads folder and do a search for “Darwin.” “Darwin11” should be changed to “Darwin12.” It looks like it would be better off to download PG 2.1.0 instead.) Continue reading

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Android App Process with Cordova-PhoneGap and Eclipse – from Download to Google Play


The following steps parallel this page for PhoneGap 1.8.x for the most part: http://wiki.phonegap.com/w/page/30862722/phonegap-android-eclipse-quickstart 

These steps assume you’ve already downloaded and installed Eclipse Classic, Android SDK, and the ADT Plugin, as mentioned in the above web page (which includes links if you haven’t downloaded them).

Set up the Eclipse workspace

Eclipse is the software development kit (SDK) you’ll use to assemble your project, then prepare it for app submission to Google Play or any other Android app store. The final file used in devices ends in “.apk” and this is the software that creates that file. Continue reading