MDS 1.1 Eclipse Plugin for PhoneGap on Android Released Today - jQuery Mobile and Sencha Touch added

posted Jan 5, 2011, 8:52 AM by Paul Beusterien   [ updated Mar 22, 2011, 9:32 AM by Elizabeth Baldwin ]
1.2 is the Latest Version - Check out Announcements for the latest release and news

The new MDS 1.1 plugin dramatically reduces the required configuration to develop apps with a choice of 2 UI Frameworks already integrated. Nothing more than a download and unzip is needed to access PhoneGap, jQuery Mobile, and Sencha Touch.

Download the MDS 1.1 plugin

Release highlights:
  • jQuery Mobile Integration
    • Easy web project creation with jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap for Android
    • Alpha 2 release built into the plug-in
      • Alternatively include other installed releases of jQuery Mobile with single click
    • PhoneGap Example built with jQuery Mobile included
    • Default jQuery UI Demo included
  • Sencha Touch Integration
    • Easy web project creation with Sencha Touch and PhoneGap for Android
      • One-step configuration option to include a Sencha Touch installation
    • PhoneGap Example built using Sencha Touch APIs included
    • Easy Sencha Touch Kitchen Sink  project creation
  • Usability Improvements
    • Including one-click project creation from the Eclipse main toolbar
    • All included demo projects ready to install/run on a device upon creation
  • Richer JavaScript development support
    • Bundled with latest Eclipse JSDT 1.2.3
      • Requires: Eclipse 3.6 Helios (or later) 
        • Eclipse 3.5 Galileo is no longer supported with 1.1
  • Multiple Bug Fixes
    • Includes: the 1.0 download issue (copy to local site no longer needed)
Beyond making it easy for new developers to create Web Apps for Android, Eclipse helps experienced developers scale their apps. It provides powerful browsing and other code management tools, including a single integrated environment for developing hybrid (native and web) applications.