Install our desktop app
Download and install our new PhoneGap Desktop app, which is currently in beta. If you want more detailed instructions on how to install and use the app, follow the full guide in our documentation.You can also use npm to install the PhoneGap CLI
npm install -g phonegap
Install our mobile app
The PhoneGap Developer app is available for multiple platforms, and will get you running your PhoneGap project on your mobile device without code-signing or compiling.
You will pair this mobile app to the desktop app in step 4 to preview your new app.
Due to Apple guidelines, the PhoneGap Developer App has been removed from the iOS App Store. New users will be unable to download. No impact to Android or Windows versions.
Create your new PhoneGap app
To begin, open the PhoneGap Desktop app (that you installed in step 1), and create a new project.For full details on using our desktop app, go to our docs.
Preview your new app on your device
This is where things get real!
You’ll need to connect the PhoneGap Developer app you installed in step 2 with the PhoneGap Desktop app you got running in step 3.
The PhoneGap Desktop app starts a small web server to host your project and once connected to that web server, the PhoneGap Developer app runs your project on your mobile device. Cool, right?The instructions to pair the Desktop and Developer apps are in our docs.
Write some code & celebrate the world of possibilities!
Edit some content or add an alert message to instantly preview your changes. You’ve got a functioning PhoneGap app at this point. If you’d like more help with moving beyond these steps, you’ll find some great articles in our docs.