PhoneGap framework and add-on Eclipse plug-in. This will be a 30 minutes overview. Here are some
sample apps that were made with PhoneGap. You can get an early start for this presentation if you follow these
Paul Beusterien is the author of the PhoneGap plugin for Eclipse. Paul is doing our feature presentation. He'll start at 7 PM. From 6 to 7 PM, we'll go over announcements, Android SDK installation issues, and other topics:
Android 2.3 is out & the ADT plugin has just been updated What are those changes? Please do some skimming of those
changes before coming to class (for those of us that haven't yet). If some things don't work after the update, check your environment variables and make sure they match the new directory structure (for me, it was the debugging of my actual device that stopped working). Also if you added the sources to your platform directories, you'll have to zip them if you want Eclipse to keep on having access to them.
Android Lab Depending on interest, I will lead the class in some small Android (beginner-level) lab exercises.
Android SDK Installation & Troubleshooting Also as usual, we'll be helping newcomers get the Android SDK and Eclipse set up and working. And before you come to class, it is recommended (thought not required) that you download and do as many of the following
installation steps as possible (with only one exception, and that's that you download Eclipse Galileo 3.5 (instead of Eclipse Helios 3.6) which can be found from:
http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/release/galileo/sr2, and that you download Eclipse Galileo 3.5 RCP instead of Galileo Classic since the Classic version is no longer there). If you're already using Eclipse 3.6 (Helios) with Android, keep it as is as long it works for you. It's just that Android is not officially supporting Eclipse 3.6 yet, but their installation instructions are not very clear about that, and some people are still having issues with 3.6.
Informal Discussion Whatever time is left, we'll use it to talk among each other. As usual, and again big thanks to David Boxton, for letting stay in our section of the library until 8:45 PM (one hour later than the official time the library starts closing up).
PS: Please bring a power strip. This is just in case we don't have enough.