Uploading to PhoneGap
By default, the exported icons are copied from the Icons folder in the Project Bar. Check that the exported icons are what you intend them to be.
Now select all the files in the exported directory. Right-click them and add them all to a .zip file.
Rename the zip file to something like app.zip.
On PhoneGap Build, click New App. Enter the app name, and select the upload an archive or index.html file. Select your app.zip file and upload.
Wait a while for the file to upload. PhoneGap will then start building your apps! Refresh the page after a couple of minutes and you should see which apps have finished. There may be some errors, which you can investigate by clicking the red buttons.
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Now you can download the compiled apps for each phone system to your computer, and transfer them to your phone. Alternatively, browse to PhoneGap build on your phone and click the links. If your phone supports QR codes, you can hold your phone up to the QR codes PhoneGap shows as a shortcut!
This feature is experimental
We're still working on integrating Construct 2 with PhoneGap, and some phones still have issues running HTML5 well. Consider this a work in progress. We're keen to hear your feedback and results!
There are two known issues when using PhoneGap:
- Android 2.x does not support multi-touch properly. Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) fixes this.
- You will need to tweak for performance. Remember mobile hardware is much weaker than desktop systems, and mobile browsers tend to be less optimised. You may have to remove effects and use as few objects as possible to get good performance. For more information, see Performance Tips in the manual.
Have a go at exporting to PhoneGap and let us know how it goes!