Saturday Nov 30, 2013

Cordova/PhoneGap: Gateway to Native Android Development

Once NetBeans IDE has created a Cordova app for you (as I explain how to do here), switch to the Files window, and you'll see this:

Notice the yellow Android icon above, which is there because I installed the NetBeans Android plugin.

That icon indicates that NetBeans IDE understands that the related folder is somehow special. When you right-click it... you have a native Android application, which you can then develop further as a native Android application:

Nice how Cordova/PhoneGap can form the basis for a native Android application, which can be developed further as a (more or less, i.e., there's still HTML and JS in there, of course) native Android application.


Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

The focus of this blog is mostly on NetBeans (a development tool primarily for Java programmers), with an occasional reference to NetBeans, and sometimes diverging to topics relating to NetBeans. And then there are days when NetBeans is mentioned, just for a change.


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