Android Debug Bridge Tricks

The Android Debug Bridge ( ADB ) is an underutilised tool in my opinion. Over the last couple of months I have been doing a lot of work using Cordova and the Ionic Framework to create my field guide to NSW Marine Life for the Android platform. When I started out working with Android my work flow was pretty simple: Make the required changes to the application code Test in a browser using the simple web server provided with Python package Use Cordova build command to build an apk package for testing on an actual Android device Push the compiled package to the test device using adb to install the package on a device with developer model enable Over time as my familiarity with the Android tool chain progressed. I found the Android Debug Bridge ( adb ) tool that makes up part of the Android SDK has a lot more to offer. Below are some of handy tips I have found with adb that can make a developers life a little bit easier. […]

By |December 6th, 2014|Android, Mobile Development|0 Comments

Debugging Mobile Web Pages With Opera Developer Tools

If experience has taught me anything its that debugging mobile pages can be a massive pain. Replicating page display issues without a device on hand can prove problematic, and something as simply as testing a number of URL’s can become very time consuming using a touch screen keyboard to enter each location. Opera Mobile Emulator can help ease some of the burden though, available for Mac, Windows and Linux it allows a developer to simulate a variety of mobile devices directly from their desktop machine. To try it out first head to http://www.opera.com/developer/tools/mobile/ download and then install the appropriate version of the mobile emulator for your platform. The basic use of the emulator is very straight forward simply open it up after installation and you will be presented with a pre-set list of devices the emulator can simulate. If none of the devices fit your requirements you are also able to enter the specific details for a custom virtual device. Launching a device gives you a fully functional mobile instance of Opera to open and test your projects without having to worry about hardware. […]

By |November 22nd, 2012|web development|0 Comments