Development Tip: Quick Android App Debugging On The Device With Chrome

Posted: February 24th, 2016Author:

chrome-debuggingDebugging your JavaScript apps that are made with Appery.io can be performed in a several ways, but today we would like to share with you another method. This approach has been available before, but for a some reason not many people know about it. The flow is looks really simple:

  1. Connect the device to a PC with a cable.
  2. Export the Appery.io app as an Android binary (.apk).
  3. Scan the QR code to install the app.
  4. Launch Chrome and open the app on the device.
  5. That’s all! Now you have a really quick debugging tool to test your app with.

You should do a few steps to makes it work, but luckily they are not complicated and you can be ready-to-go in a few minutes.  A detailed guide about this feature and how to set it up you can found here.

Read more about the testing and debugging options here and make sure to check out all of our mobile development tips.

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Video: Everything You Need to Know to Run and Test Your Hybrid App Fast

Posted: September 29th, 2015Author:

This short video shows how to run and test your hybrid app without going through the app store.

In this video you will learn:

  • How to extend your app with plugins
  • How to add a plugin that uploads a photo to a database
  • How to run and test the app using the Appery.io Tester app for iOS or Android
  • How to do remote debugging with Weinre
  • How to share your app with anyone without the app store — even if they don’t have an Appery.io account

If you like this, start building apps fast with Appery.io, it’s free.

Here Is a Super Fast Way to Test Your Mobile App

Posted: September 25th, 2015Author:

When you are building a mobile app in Appery.io, you are starting with HTML/JavaScript app which then can be packaged as a Cordova (PhoneGap) app, published and installed on a device. You can also use any Cordova APIs in your app and add any 3rd party Cordova plugins.

Everyone knows that testing is one of the most important steps when building a mobile app and also the part that usually takes the most time. Luckily there is a very fast way you can test your app, and I’ll show you how to do it.

When you are working on an app inside the Appery.io App Builder, you are seconds away from testing your app. Simply click the “Test” button in the toolbar:

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App Builder for Ionic

When you click the “Test” button, a new browser tab will open where the app will be loaded. It looks like this:

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How to Test Your Appery.io iOS App Using Appetize.io

Posted: November 18th, 2014Author: