|Template file||Template archive (zip file)|
The folder where the mobile app is to be generated.
Platform of the mobile app. Supported platforms are: Android or iOS.
Note If you want to build apps for both platforms, after sucessfully building the app for one platform, change this setting to the other platform and re-generate all files to build app for the other platform.
Specify the command to execute after generation. Possible values are:
(None) - Do nothing after generation. For example, you want to open the generated project by Visual Studio (Android) or Xcode (iOS) yourself.
Browse - Emulate the generated app in browser. By default it will be opened by Ripple. (See below.) Supports Android only. Uses Emulate command (see below) for iOS.
Build - Build the app only.
Emulate - Emulate the generated app in Android/iOS emulator.
Note Android emulator runs very slowly on Windows. It is not recommended to use this setting for Android. It is better to use Browse to emulate the app in browser or use Run to run the app on your device directly.
Run - Run the generated app in the mobile device connected to your computer (Android) or in the mobile device connected to the Mac computer (iOS).
Release - Build the app as .apk file for release to Google Play (Android) or as .ipa file for release to App Store (iOS).
|Delete project folder first||
Clear the project folder before generation.
After setting above, click the [Generate] button to generate scripts. DB AppMaker allows you select the files to generate, just select the files you want to generate in the [Output] column.
If it is your first time generation for the project, make sure you generate all files.
If you modify settings for a table and want to re-generate files for that table only, you can click [Unselect All], then select the files you want to re-generate only. If you are not sure which files to re-generate, always click [Select All] and re-generate all files.
You can also right-click the column header of [Output] to quickly select all or unselect all items in the column.
After selection, click the [Generate] button to generate the app.
After generating scripts, If you have selected a command (e.g. "Run"), the project will be built.
When building, the [Generate] button will be changed to the [Abort] button, if you need to abort generation in the middle of the process, click the [Abort] button.
If you select the command Browse, after building the project, the generated app will be open by an emulator in browser. The default emulator is Ripple which will open a command prompt like this:
Then it will also open browser with URL http://localhost:4400/?enableripple=cordova-3.0.0 to run the app. Sometimes you may see a screen like this:
Don't fret, the emulator just needs a little more time to load the app, click the Wait button (possibly more than one times) until you see your app running in the browser like: