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PhoneGap Mobile Application Development Cookbook by Matt Gifford

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Using Eclipse to develop Android Cordova applications

The Eclipse IDE (that is, Integrated Development Environment) is highly extensible with a wide range of plugins available (many of them free) to help you create a development environment that suits your workflow and project needs.

Getting ready

Before we can start building our Android applications, we need to download the Eclipse IDE and ensure that we have a few required plugins installed:

  • Download Eclipse IDE: Head over to http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/ and download a copy of Eclipse Classic. The latest version at time of writing is 4.2. The minimum version you can use is Eclipse 3.4. The Eclipse downloads are as shown in the following screenshot:
  • Download the Android SDK: To successfully ...

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