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PhoneGap Desktop 0.4.0 Released!

We’re happy to announce the release of PhoneGap Desktop 0.4.0, with support for PhoneGap templates! These templates help you build apps quickly with popular features like Push Notifications, Augmented Reality and frameworks like React and Framework7. We’ve also included and recommend our PhoneGap Star Track template for those who want to get started using a more complete app example.

Create Project with Template Workflow

Additional Updates

In addition to the template support, we’ve also added some other updates worth noting:

  • Drag and Drop Workflow: the drag and drop workflow updates in this release make it even easier to add your existing projects to PhoneGap Desktop. Simply drag a project with a valid config.xml into the project list workspace and automatically served for testing. Drag Drop Project Workflow
  • Default Icon Handling: the default icon handling has changed to now display a CSS placeholder based on the app name when an icon has not already been configured for a project. Default Icons
  • CLI Integration: another update that isn’t visually noticeable but still important, is the removal of our dependency on the connect-phonegap middleware. We are now using the PhoneGap CLI to do all of the project create and serve functions. This change marks a first step toward maintaining congruency between our Desktop and CLI users going forward.

For more details on the above and all other updates and fixes, see the 0.4.0 CHANGELOG.


You can install the latest version of PhoneGap Desktop by following the instructions in our docs:

If you already have PhoneGap Desktop installed, you should be receiving an update notification to install this new version upon next use.

Getting Involved

Your feedback is what we use to help us shape our roadmap. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we can make the app better by submitting feedback and issues or a pull request to an existing issue.

More to Come…

Be sure to get this latest version right away and keep an eye out for more great new features to be landing soon!