Using Cordova CLI on Mac OS X to build iOS apps – updated 3/2018


This article gets you up to speed on how to integrate your HTML/CSS/JS app with Cordova into an iOS app using a Mac and prepare it for App Store submission. This article assumes you’ve already followed the steps on https://iphonedevlog.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/using-phonegap-3-0-cli-on-mac-osx-10-to-build-ios-and-android-projects/ to:

Download Node.js
Add PATH statements to .profile

In this article, I am referencing Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 and Xcode 6.3.1 on a Mac Mini. Cordova CLI 5.4.1 was installed. I am referencing “cordova” in the command-line interface, not “phonegap.” This project will not use the PhoneGap Build service. Any updates to these programs may affect the following instructions.

Download Apple’s latest OS  and Xcode if you haven’t already:
http://www.apple.com/osx/apps/app-store.html  Continue reading

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Using PhoneGap 3.3 CLI on Mac OS X Mavericks to Build iOS Projects


This article gets you up to speed on how to integrate  your HTML/CSS/JS app with PhoneGap/Cordova into an iOS app using a Mac and prepare it for App Store submission. This article assumes you’ve already followed the steps on https://iphonedevlog.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/using-phonegap-3-0-cli-on-mac-osx-10-to-build-ios-and-android-projects/ to:

Download Node.js
Add PATH statements to .profile
Install Cordova CLI
Install Homebrew

In this article, I am referencing Mac OS X Mavericks 10.8.5 and Xcode 5.0.2 on a Mac Mini. PhoneGap CLI 3.3.0 was downloaded. I am referencing “cordova” in the command-line interface, not “phonegap.” This project will not use the PhoneGap Build service. Continue reading

Downloading Apache-Cordova PhoneGap 2.6.0rc1 on Mountain Lion 10.8: for Apple App Store


Requirements

Before you can install the app you create with PhoneGap on your device, you need to sign up as a Developer with Apple and go through the business documentation, Certificate Signing, and Developer Certificate process, all of which are detailed on Apple’s web site (https://developer.apple.com/programs/ios/), under Prepare for App Submission. Nevertheless, you can skip all those steps and still see your work in the the iOS Simulator included with Xcode — you just won’t be able to view the app in your device or App Store. Xcode is a free download you can download now, but the Developer status comes at $99 a year. Continue reading

Cordova 2.2 Android App Creation in Mountain Lion with Eclipse


I upgraded an Android app from Cordova 2.0 to 2.2. There were no plugins involved. These are the steps I followed. This article assumes you already have Eclipse (a software developement kit used to create Android apps; available for Windows and Mac) and its associated files installed.

If you are new to developing apps for an app store, I recommend reading the following:

Developing for the Amazon app store:
https://developer.amazon.com/help/faq.html
http://www.amazonappstoredev.com/

Developing for Google Play:
http://developer.andr oid.com/distribute/googleplay/publish/preparing.html 
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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

Uploading your iPhone app with Application Uploader 2.5.1 in Mac OSX Lion


According to the Developer Guide PDF dated 2012-06-13, after the status of our application is “Waiting for Upload,” we are to use Application Loader to upload our binary. However, the Product > Archive and submit process through Organizer still works. This process through Archive is way easier and faster than the App Loader process. But here is the App Loader procedures to follow if you want to take those steps.

Here are the Application Loader instructions online: https://itunesconnect.apple.com/docs/UsingApplicationLoader.pdf

“Waiting for Upload” status

Make sure in your Developer account online that the status of your app is “Waiting for Upload.” This means that you’ve filled in all required fields, including text and images.  Continue reading

How to link to your eBook in the iBooks bookstore


In my apps, I include a list of my apps that link to their pages. But I couldn’t figure out how to link to my eBook in iBooks. A kind soul said to use this format: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781465813718

Just replace the ISBN number for your own.

Reference: http://www.kindleexpert.com/how-to-link-directly-to-your-ebook-in-the-ibookstore/

Wish you could add an eBook to the iBookstore? Go to Smashwords for all the information. Download their free manual and follow it precisely for best results.