LiveSync local?

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  1. Stefano
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    Dec 2015

    Posted 28 Jan 2016 Link to this post


    I am developing the WP8 version of an App already working for Android and iOS. I am using a MAC, iOX El Capitan,  and the Appbuilder CLI. I would like to keep using my preferred IDE (JetBrains PHP Storm), but I am not sure if I can actually use it. Since I need to do a lot of debugging I need the livesync feature (build every time it's a pain), but I am not sure on how it works. Is it possible to livesync changes made locally on my machine if I am using a Windows Phone, which doesn't allow direct connection with the computer?

    As far as I've understood it works only through the online platform, but I am not sure if actually I am doing something wrong. To deploy the app on my Lumia 635 I build the app with

    appbuild build wp8
    and then read the generated QR code with the phone.

    Would it make any difference if I used a pc with Visual Studio + Extension?

    Thanks in advance,


  2. Stefano
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    Dec 2015

    Posted 28 Jan 2016 in reply to Stefano Link to this post

    I forgot: I can not use the companion app, it seems causing some issues with our app.


  3. Rosen Vladimirov
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    Posted 02 Feb 2016 Link to this post

    Hello Stefano,

    You can use cloud livesync functionality in order to send your changes on the device. The workflow should be:
    1) $ appbuilder build wp8 - this will build the application - scan the generated QR code and install the app on the device.
    2) Apply some changes in your code.
    3) In your terminal execute $ appbuilder livesync cloud - this will send all of your changed files in the cloud.
    4) On your device use the three-finger livesync - tap and hold with three fingers on the device screen and wait for the download pop-up message to appear.

    So there's no need to use Windows and you can still use your preferred IDE.

    Hope this helps. Feel free to contact us in case you have any other problems or concerns.

    Rosen Vladimirov

    Visit the Telerik Verified Plugins Marketplace and get the custom Cordova plugin you need, already tweaked to work seamlessly with AppBuilder.

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