AppLaud Eclipse 1.2.91 - PhoneGap 1.9.0, ADT 20, and Eclipse Juno

posted Jul 5, 2012, 9:52 PM by Paul Beusterien   [ updated Jul 5, 2012, 10:07 PM ]

The AppLaud Eclipse Plug-in for Android PhoneGap version 1.2.91 is now available for update or installation into an Eclipse ADT installation from

  • PhoneGap 1.9.0 now bundled
  • Support for ADT 20 (the latest release of the Android Development Tools)
  • Eclipse Juno(4.2) support for early adopters. Eclipse Indigo(3.7) is recommended for others.

AppLaud Eclipse 1.2.9 - PhoneGap Version Selector, Cordova 1.6.1, and jQM 1.1.0

posted Apr 18, 2012, 5:41 PM by Paul Beusterien   [ updated Apr 18, 2012, 10:12 PM ]

The AppLaud Eclipse Plug-in for Android PhoneGap version 1.2.9 is now available for update or installation into an Eclipse ADT installation from

  • Version selector in project creation wizard enables choosing bundled PhoneGap/Cordova version
  • Cordova 1.6.1 now bundled
  • Bundled with jQuery Mobile 1.1.0
  • "Enter path to installed PhoneGap" option updated to support latest PhoneGap download and GitHub directory structures
  • JSDT is more tolerant of jQuery Mobile JavaScript
  • Full subversion log of changes here

AppLaud Cloud to Alpha 3, AppLaud App to 1.4

posted Feb 9, 2012, 5:11 PM by Paul Beusterien   [ updated Feb 10, 2012, 4:44 PM ]

The AppLaud Cloud is now at Alpha 3 and AppLaud App is at v1.4. Updates include:
  • Bundled with PhoneGap 1.4.1
  • Bundled with jQuery Mobile 1.0.1
  • Dramatically improved PhoneGap API examples
    • All APIs implemented - fully working examples of each
    • With or Without jQuery Mobile
    • Multi-screen media queries dynamically adjust to different devices
  • Deleting files and directories no longer requires edit buffers to be closed
  • AppLaud App has several usability improvements including
    • Hitting back from running user projects no longer requires a refresh to see projects
      • Refresh is only necessary when projects are added or removed
    • Replaced footer navigator with swipe left and swipe right to navigate between My Apps Page and Demos Page

AppLaud Eclipse 1.2.7 - PhoneGap 1.4.1, jQuery Mobile 1.0.1, and Better Examples

posted Feb 6, 2012, 1:31 PM by Paul Beusterien   [ updated Feb 7, 2012, 9:14 AM ]

The AppLaud Eclipse Plug-in for Android PhoneGap version 1.2.7 is now available for update or installation into an Eclipse ADT installation from

  • Bundled with PhoneGap 1.4.1
  • Bundled with jQuery Mobile 1.0.1
  • Dramatically improved API examples
    • Many more APIs
    • With and without jQuery Mobile
    • Tablet and phone layouts
    • Landscape and portrait layouts
  • Internationalization implemented - Thanks to contribution from Takashi Okamoto
  • Japanese translations -Thanks to contribution from Takashi Okamoto
  • JSLint option setting improvements
  • Support "Enter path to installed PhoneGap" for Cordova github downloads 
  • Partial support for new Sencha 2 directory structure
    • Kitchen sink runs with Sencha 2 beta 1
    • The Sencha PhoneGap API example has not yet been ported to Sencha 2
  • Full List of 1.2.7 fixes and enhancements here
  • See the source diffs here

AppLaud Cloud now at Alpha 2

posted Dec 25, 2011, 1:41 PM by Paul Beusterien   [ updated Dec 26, 2011, 7:41 PM ]

Key updates :
In the near future, we'll investigate an AppLaud Cloud integration with the Cloud9 IDE. Cloud9 brings several features including source control management, variable completion, collaboration capabilities, and state persistence. 

AppLaud Cloud is up to 129 users. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Keep it coming!

AppLaud Eclipse 1.2.6 - now bundled with PhoneGap 1.3.0 and jQuery Mobile 1.0

posted Dec 20, 2011, 6:08 PM by Paul Beusterien   [ updated Dec 20, 2011, 7:56 PM ]

The AppLaud Eclipse Plug-in for Android PhoneGap version 1.2.6 is now available for update or installation into an Eclipse ADT installation from

Key updates:
  • Bundled with PhoneGap 1.3.0 
  • Bundled with jQuery Mobile 1.0
  • Wizard includes new minimal Project creation option 
  • Wizard "Create project form specified directory" now includes "Pure Import" option to import existing PhoneGap projects exactly
  • Compass added to sample project
  • Full list of issues addressed here
  • Code changes visible here
  • Review, create, and star issues here 

AppLaud Cloud - Alpha 1 Available

posted Oct 19, 2011, 8:05 AM by Paul Beusterien

MDS is pleased to announce the alpha 1 release of its second product - AppLaud Cloud. AppLaud Cloud takes advantage of the web to enable developers to create, develop, and deploy mobile applications with no SDK downloads.  Also the complementary AppLaud App eliminates the need to download and install JavaScript apps during the development process. Go straight from editing code to seeing it run on the device with no wires.

AppLaud Cloud provides a tight integration of some key open source technologies to the developer can concentrate on creating his app instead of setting up his system:
  • PhoneGap an HTML5 app platform that allows you to author native applications with web technologies and get access to APIs and app stores. PhoneGap leverages web technologies developers already know best... HTML and JavaScript.
  • jQueryMobile Touch-Optimized Web Framework for Smartphones & Tablets
  • Weinre weinre is Web Inspector Remote. It's a debugger for web pages, like FireBug (for FireFox) and Web Inspector (for WebKit-based browsers), except it's designed to work remotely, and in particular, to allow you debug web pages on a mobile device such as a phone.
  • Ripple Adds PhoneGap API support so that mobile applications can be run in the Chrome Browser and debugged with the Chrome Developer Tools
  • Ace A web based code editor that matches and extends the features, usability and performance of existing native editors such as TextMate, Vim or Eclipse.
The Alpha 1 release is initially available on the Chrome browser for Android devices. Let us know your thoughts about where to flush out this matrix.

We're motivated to make sure AppLaud is a great tool for mobile developers. Let us know any suggestions or other feedback you have at our forum.

Read more about AppLaud Cloud or get started now by logging in!

New Tutorial: Twitter REST API access using non-PIN OAuth

posted Sep 20, 2011, 1:38 PM by Elizabeth Baldwin   [ updated Sep 20, 2011, 5:11 PM ]

Check out the latest tutorial: TMT5 Part 1 : jsOAuth and Child Browser Plugin for non-PIN OAuth access to Twitter!

This advanced Two-Minute Tutorial shows how to use
the Twitter REST API in your AppLaud app. Using the PhoneGap ChildBrowser for Android plugin and jsOAuth JavaScript library, non-PIN OAuth 1.0a authentication is demonstrated. After authentication completes, the app has access to the Twitter REST API.

The sample app gets home timelines, mentions and tweets right from the app's simple, intuitive jQuery Mobile UI. The oauth access tokens are saved in local storage on the device, enabling continuous access to twitter without needing log in and authorization each time.

AppLaud 1.2.4 Update - Seamless PhoneGap 1.0, jQuery Mobile 1.0b2, Eclipse, and Android Integration

posted Aug 18, 2011, 4:38 PM by Paul Beusterien

AppLaud 1.2.4 is now available for update or installation into an Eclipse ADT installation from

Key updates:
  • Bundled with PhoneGap 1.0.0 
  • Supports new PhoneGap 1.0.0 res/xml directory and AndroidManifest.xml extensions
  • Sample programs include fixes for the new PhoneGap 1.0.0 APIs for contacts and network
  • Bundled with jQuery Mobile 1.0b2
  • Full Eclipse Indigo validation
    • Eclipse Helios is still supported
    • See here for a few minor usability differences between Helios and Indigo
  • The Web Page Editor is no longer bundled with AppLaud, so appropriate Helios or Indigo Web Page Editor can be installed
  • MDS Tutorials updated for PhoneGap 1.0.0 and jQuery Mobile 1.0b2
Subscribe to the AppLaud mailing list if you have any questions or comments.

AppLaud 1.2.4 Coming Soon!

posted Aug 18, 2011, 9:40 AM by Elizabeth Baldwin

August 18, 2011 - We are currently testing the latest version of AppLaud, which will include PhoneGap 1.0 and jQuery Mobile Beta 2. Expect to see an announcement this week about AppLaud 1.2.4. At the same time, new tutorial code will replace the existing code to keep up with API changes in PhoneGap and jQuery Mobile.

If you've already updated to PhoneGap 1.0 and jQuery Mobile Beta 2, and would like updated tutorial code for these versions, please request it on the AppLaud Forum.

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