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Cannot Get Phonegap to Work

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  • Cannot Get Phonegap to Work

    Just installed phonegap for desktop. Created a simple application and uploaded to the Adobe servers. Application does not work. It will not display the button lists I created, only the title. I looked at the WWW folder created under my webprojects and noticed that the index.html file does not display the button lists either. Upon inspection, their is a console error that the phonegap.js file failed to load. Did I miss a step somewhere along the line or is their an issue with the button lists working with phonegap?

  • #2
    Re: Cannot Get Phonegap to Work

    Did you read the getting started guide?

    After getting started my advice is to start right a way using phonegap shell.


    • #3
      Re: Cannot Get Phonegap to Work

      Hi James,

      No issues that I can see with using the Button List control and a PhoneGap Build app. I just tried it to make sure and it's ok. What build of Alpha are you using? If it's a really simple app could you zip your project, including all it's sub-folders and post it here. I'll create a PGB app and see what's going wrong. If your using a SQL table, dump and post it as well. I know it's a bit of an effort, but doing this will establish what's going wrong. Otherwise, it's just a guess. The sub-folders will include the PhoneGapProjects folder which will have the settings for the PhoneGap Builder that you used. You can remove the PGB password and userid if you want, plus the Ajax Callback URL - I won't need those.

      Sometimes, getting everything properly set up is a bit troublesome... there are so many options and paths to take.


      • #4
        Re: Cannot Get Phonegap to Work

        Ken, I used the getting started guide to model my application after except I added a third party plugin in and 8 button lists. The issue is, the application can not find the "phonegap.js" file. Does anyone know where this file comes from? Does the Alpha 5 phonegap builder generate this file or is it a standard file from phonegap?

        Was I supposed to install the phonegap CLI instead of the windows installer?

        David, I will try and create a new app that I can send to you where I strip out the details. If this solves my problem, I will revisit my code although its pretty straight; all javascript and no Ajax.


        • #5
          Re: Cannot Get Phonegap to Work

          David, one other answer to your questions. I am using the latest official release of Alpha. No pre-release.


          • #6
            Re: Cannot Get Phonegap to Work

            Originally posted by jhackney View Post
            The issue is, the application can not find the "phonegap.js" file. Does anyone know where this file comes from? Does the Alpha 5 phonegap builder generate this file or is it a standard file from phonegap?

            Was I supposed to install the phonegap CLI instead of the windows installer?
            PhoneGap Build injects phonegap.js - it comes from PGB. The Alpha PhoneGap Build Builder ensures the line to include this source file is included in the index.html file that the builder creates.

            You do not need to install the PhoneGap CLI. Neither the Alpha PhoneGap Build Builder nor the PhoneGap Build service need it to be installed on your machine.


            • #7
              Re: Cannot Get Phonegap to Work

              David, thanks. I didn't think it needed me to install it. I started from scratch to create an example you can look at and I came up with the same issue. Open up the attached zip and run the UX in working preview. Notice the working button lists in menu option 1 and 2. Now look at the "www" folder and open the index.htm file. The button lists do not work. Let me know if you have any ideas. I had to link the zip because of the size.



              • #8
                Re: Cannot Get Phonegap to Work

                David, no need to look at my file. There is an apparent bug when you use a button list that uses a data series that uses a javascript function for the data. I was able to get the button lists to work using either the button generator or the static json. I will submit this to Alpha. Just my luck on my first try at a phonegap build I run into a bug.

                Thanks for your help.


                • #9
                  Re: Cannot Get Phonegap to Work

                  That's the conclusion I came to as well, James. I'd just finished building a test... and when I saw you were using a Data Series, I figured that was the cause. And... using Data Series from a javascript function call... which complicates things even more. Glad you found it. Keep going.