I want to install Cordova on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to convert my web application to android app.

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Cordova Installation:

Add the Ubuntu Cordova Personal Package Archive

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cordova-ubuntu/ppa  
sudo apt-get update 

Install cordova-cli package (and its dependencies):

sudo apt-get install cordova-cli

Project Workflow:

Create a project

cordova create project1 REVERSEDNSNAME.project1 project1

Move into the Project Directory:

cd project1

Add the android platform:

cordova platform add android

Create an Andorid emulator

android create avd -n hello -t 1

Run the cordova app on the emulator :

cordova emulate android

Reference here for android

For reference here for Ubuntu

  • Thanks for the info! I want to add platform for android .. (not ubuntu)!
    – userAbhi
    Sep 10, 2015 at 8:56
  • I think we should use "$ cordova platform add android" instead of ..ubuntu!
    – userAbhi
    Sep 10, 2015 at 8:58
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    – Ravan
    Sep 10, 2015 at 9:10

To install Cordova on Ubuntu, run :

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:cordova-ubuntu/ppa 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cordova-cli

You can test your environment by creating a sample application :

cordova create myapp com.ubuntu.developer.myid.myapp "My App"
cd myapp
cordova platform add ubuntu

And finally build your application by running :

cordova build --device

Refer to Ubuntu Developer Page on Cordova and the Cordova documentation for more infomations.

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