Nearly everyone has a smartphone today and that means there’s a massive audience available to developers with whom they can share their creative software projects. The Koding platform has proven itself to be an ideal playground for developers, even if they are developing on a Chromebook. However, we realized there was a gap in our offering as we often saw posts like thse on our development community activity feed.
Today we are happy to announce that you can now actively and easily develop Android and iOS mobile apps on Koding! We could not be more excited!
How did this happen?
Using the Koding App Framework, we have built a Koding PhoneGap app that provides you with a playground where you can easily do mobile app development for Android, iOS, Blackberry, etc right on your Koding account. Once you have the Koding PhoneGap App installed on your Koding account and the Phonegap Developer companion app on your device (iOS, Android, Blackberry, etc.), you will be able to view and test your amazing new app in real-time.
Here are the simple steps to get started:
- Log into your koding account or create one (our free account gives you the ability to spin up 5 separate VMs but you only need one and the default one is made for you automatically when you create an account)
- Head over to the PhoneGap app in our App Store
- Click “Run”
The installer will install the relevant servers and libraries on your default VM and finish by exposing a ready made development environment where you can start programming right away. Build on Koding, run on your phone…simple!
You bring the imagination and we bring the tools!