Category Archives: deploy

Volt: project1-opens-violently!

If you’ve deployed an app to Volt, you have probably wondered at the odd name your app was given. It takes the actual name of your app and adds a couple of random words to make it unique. That makes … Continue reading

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Can AppStudio apps be installed on Android without the net?

We had an interesting support question today. Is it possible to install an app created with AppStudio on an Android device without an internet connection? We got to work to see if there was a way. We found two methods:

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The new name of the manifest file

When you deploy your project, App Studio sends an extra file to the server called the manifest. It contains a list of files which are part of your project and should be downloaded to the device, so it can run … Continue reading

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Including Databases with your App

While SQLite databases work very nicely on mobile devices, there is no easy way to get them there. You can’t just add the name of your database to the manifest and be able to use it when your app is … Continue reading

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Deploying your app via DropBox

Note: The problems that DropBox had which affected this method were fixed on Jan 28, 2013. Everything is working again! Looking for a way to make your apps available to the world without getting your own website? DropBox could be … Continue reading

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Use Dropbox to quickly install .apk files

Want a quick way to get an App Studio app compiled with PhoneGap onto your Android device? Use Dropbox! Build your app using PhoneGap as always. Put the resulting .apk file into your DropBox. (Get an account if you don’t … Continue reading

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Ajax Made Simple Part 6: Where to put your PHP file

For development, put the PHP files for your project right in your project folder. You can then use any text editor that you have installed on your system to edit them. Next, add the file names to the manifest in … Continue reading

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Ajax made Simple Part 2: POST.

You may have read the recent blog entry called Ajax made Simple. Today we’re going to extend that a bit and talk about using the POST method. The last blog post discussed the simplest Ajax call, which sends data to … Continue reading

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Building Native Apps

The enhancements in NS Basic/App Studio 1.3.1 make building native apps much easier. First, a bit of background: NS Basic/App Studio is designed to make Web Apps. These apps take advantage of the power of current browsers and HTML5 to … Continue reading

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PhoneGap 1.0 released!

PhoneGap has announced that Version 1.0 is now available. The release puts the focus on accessing native device APIs, which is new ground for the web. Other improvements include: * Overall API stability and “pluggable” architecture * W3C DAP API … Continue reading

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