PhoneGap export settings

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Post » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:19 am

This is a borderline feature request / bug. But I couldn't find feature request forum, so here it is:

#1
Please add the option to remember the PhoneGap export settings of the project. Every time I export I have to manually type in the ID, Author Email, Author Name, Author URL, select the orientation and device.

With the manual writing, especially if you have a longer domain name (like I have), there is a possibility to misspell things and end up with a completely different app package, which you discover late (like when you upload to android market) and have to redo all the steps.

There should be, I guess, some project settings for this.

#2
Please focus on #1 as it is more annoying, then if you have time for #2, then: Also please add the feature of "Phonegap icon" so we don't have to manually replace the C2 cog icon all the time after the project was exported.

#3
Please add option to set the permissions tag in the PhoneGap config file (string should be fine, so if I type the value "none" then this line should be added to the config file:      <preference name="permissions" value="none"/>).

This is important because otherwise the default android app will request all possible permissions from the user (read and modify contacts combined with full internet access as well as other scary stuff) and nobody will install it from the market.

As it is now I have to manually edit the config file each time to add this line.

#4
If the above is implemented, then as a last step, please also auto-zip the entire exported folder so it is ready to be uploaded to PhoneGap. As it is now, we have to manually zip it.

To sum up, the process of exporting to PhoneGap is quite cumbersome now, and it becomes annoying once the project reaches a certain size and it has to be tested more often. Right now the steps are:

1. Choose export
2. Manually type stuff in 4 edit boxes and select from 2 combos
3. Replace the icon in the exported folder
4. Add permissions line to the config in the exported folder
5. Zip the exported folder
6. Upload to PhoneGap, etc...

Steps 2, 3, 4 and 5 should not be needed to be performed every time, IMHO .

Please when time permits (hopefully soon ) add these options.

Many thanks in advance!
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Post » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:58 pm

Makes sense to me.
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Post » Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:23 pm

Suggestions noted on the todo list.
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Post » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:05 pm

Thanks , looking forward to the next releases...!

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