Building Android Apps With Phonegap

Phonegap is a framework for building cross-platform mobile apps using web technologies such as HTML5, CSS and Javascript. It’s based on Apache Cordova, a free and open source framework. So, if you build your next mobile app using phonegap, you can easily deploy it to various mobile platforms. It supports a number of devices including Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and so on.

Install phonegap in ubuntu 14.04 , by pressing CTRL+ALT+T keys simultaneously.

1.) Add the Node.js ppa, and install the nodejs package. (At the time of writing you will download 10.25 from the ppa)

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install nodejs

Installing Node.js will give you the npm command needed to install PhoneGap, now that you have the npm command available you  can install PhoneGap through the npm command (may need sudo/root access)

$ npm install -g phonegap

2.) Add the Android ADT bundle

Download Link :

Extract the ADT bundle into your home folder

– With the Download complete, extract the contents to a folder of your choice
– Once extracted, rename the folder to android-sdk
– Within that this file is decompressed two folders Eclipse and SDK
– The Eclipse is the IDE for development android
– the SDK is the Android development kit

3.)Now downloaded and extracted the files, time to install other things, first let the java7

Open the terminal and make the installation of Java7

sudo add-apt-repository ppa: webupd8team / java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer

done that, we set the java7 as default

sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-set-default

4.)Installed Java, we will install Apache Ant.

sudo apt-get install ant

5.)Install cordova

sudo npm install -g cardova

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