Custom Build

Steps

  1. Open the command line application and clone the PhoneGap Developer app repo with the following command:

    C:\> git clone https://github.com/phonegap/phonegap-app-developer.git
    
  2. Ensure you change into the newly created project folder:

    C:\> cd <your-path>/phonegap-app-developer
    
  3. Next, cd into the www folder (<your-path>/phonegap-app-developer/www) and open the config.xml file. Modify the id attribute to set your own unique apo bundle id within the root widget element.

    <?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
    <widget id="org.mycompany.phonegap.app" version="1.5.4" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/ns/widgets" xmlns:gap="http://phonegap.com/ns/1.0">
    
  4. Run the build command for the Win platform you're targeting on the command line in the root of the project:

    C:\> phonegap build wp8
    
  5. Once you've tested the app from your custom build locally on your Windows device and are ready to package for distribution, add the release flag:

     C:\> phonegap build wp8 --release
    

    Your newly built .xap app bundle will be created in the platforms folder under *phonegap-app-developer/platforms/wp8/Bin/Release/.xap

Video Demo

In this short video we are running a locally built version of the PhoneGap Developer app on a Windows Phone with the addition of a 3rd party Social Sharing plugin built into it for sending text messages and some visual updates to the color and label of the wrapper to show that it's a custom build.

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