The integrated Cordova App Builder allows developers to easily build native, hybrid mobile applications from within Alpha Anywhere.

Getting Started with Mobile Apps

Building native mobile applications with Alpha Anywhere

Cordova Component Templates

UX component templates provide a foundation for using specific plugins to build sophisticated mobile apps

Working with Files in Cordova Applications

The PhoneGap File System Action Javascript makes it easy to work with files stored in the file system of a mobile device. In addition to Action Javascript, there are methods available for working with the device's file system using Javascript in Cordova applications.


Cordova plugins with built-in integration support in Alpha Anywhere.

Cordova CLI Builder

Alpha Anywhere includes a CLI build option in the Cordova App Builder. Support is provided for Android builds on a Windows PC and iOS builds on a Mac.

Generating iOS Certificates

iOS signing certificates are required for building iOS applications using Ionic Appflow and Cordova CLI. The iOS Certificate Genie can be used to generate certificates directly in Alpha Anywhere. An Apple Developer account is required to create signing certificates.

Current Hot Topics : Cordova and Mobile Development

These hot topics impact development with the latest releases of Cordova for Android and iOS Mobile development.

Set the PhoneGap Ajax Callback URL Dynamically at Runtime

When you build a Cordova application you have to specify the URL for Ajax callbacks in the Cordova genie.

Data Integration with Cordova

Integrating SQLite and working with the Client-side Data Cache in Cordova Applications

Cordova App Builder - Icons and Splash Screens

Automatically build splash screens and 9-patch images for iOS and Android Cordova applications using Alpha Anywhere.

Cordova - Index.HTML Meta Tags

When you build a Cordova app, you can insert custom META tags in the index.html file that is generated for your Cordova app. A common use case for this feature is to turn off iOS auto-detection of phone numbers and email addresses.

Instant Update

Instant Update is a feature you can include in your mobile apps, allowing you to issue simple update without needing to re-submit your app to app stores.

Cordova / Ionic Appflow

Alpha Anywhere now includes an Ionic Appflow build option in the Cordova App Builder Genie. Support is provided for Android and iOS builds using Ionic Appflow.

UX Component - Cordova Applications - Setting Default Properties for the Cordova Genie

When you build a Cordova application it is critical that you turn on all of the required plug-ins for your application in the Cordova Build Project Settings genie.

Cordova Builder: iOS Storyboards and Android 9 Patch images

Storyboards and 9 Patch images are used by newer versions of iOS and Android for launch images.

Troubleshooting Cordova Issues

Common issues and how to solve them.

Usage Descriptions for Plugins

Usage descriptions can be added to the PhoneGap config file, which can be used to add xml directly to the iOS Info.plist file and Android AndroidManifest.xml files.

Cordova User Defined Plugin Library Manager

The Cordova Builder includes a User Defined Plugin Library Manager that allows the developer to include any plugin that is publicly available from GitHub or NPM.

Multiple App Icons

If you have a lot of applications in Cordova build, retrieving the app icon for each app can be slow; because the Cordova build API does not have a call to retrieve all the icons at once. You then have to call the API once for each app. Setting the Get Icon Timeout Threshold property to , will cause a default icon to be used.