PhoneGap Live API Explorer

During my still ongoing PhoneGap tour, I wrote “PhoneGap Live API Explorer”, a new tablet application that gives you access to documentation for the PhoneGap Device Integration APIs, and allows you to experiment with these APIs inside the application.

You can watch a short video below. Go full screen for a better viewing experience.


You can capture pictures, videos, and sound, track your current location, find and modify contacts, read and write local files, access a local database, and more. The application allows you to experiment with the APIs’ most frequently used parameters and see the results instantly inside the application. You can also click the “API” button and access the complete documentation for the API you are experimenting with.

The application is built with Backbone.js, and Twitter Bootstrap, and it is of course wrapped with PhoneGap.

Source Code

I’m also making the source code for this application available in this repository on GitHub.

  • octopus

    Thanks,
    But the google map didnot work, I try with my api key or without…
    maybe because i use phonegap 1.9 ?

    regards from french alps

    • octopus

      Holly Guacamole !!!!!
      I forget
      *.google.com
      *.googleapis.com
      *.gstatic.com
      in the white list
      ;-)

  • dmitiry

    Hello, Christophe Coenraets! Can you help me, please, with several questions:
    Do I have to buy licenсe for the ‘LiveCycle Data Services for Java EE 4.6.1’? And can I use this software for development of RIA application? Or i have to buy ‘Adobe LiveCycle Data Services ES’ for this purpose?
    If there is necessity to buy licence for ‘LiveCycle Data Services for Java EE 4.6.1’ – how much does it cost?
    Thank you in forward!

    • I think that this comment got lost in space and directly comes from 2006. Damned wrap zones.

  • octopus

    Holly Guacamole !!!!!
    I forget
    *.google.com
    *.googleapis.com
    *.gstatic.com
    in the white list
    ;-)

  • Hi,
    what about an Android version? :)

    • It works fine on Android as well. However make sure you replace cordova-xxxx.js with the Android version.

  • Paolo

    ..I can’t find the app on the App store! Is there some device restriction? (I’m on iPad 3 or retina as you want name it ;)

  • Nicolas

    Not too much js libraries to maintain for a big projects ?

  • nareshrajuu

    hi christophe,
    i am developing a app in phonegap-windowsphone, now i am trying to consume wcf service in my app. forthat how can i consume wcf service using javascript. please tell me any idea.

  • nareshrajuu

    hi christophe,
    i am developing a app in phonegap-windowsphone, now i am trying to consume wcf service in my app. forthat how can i consume wcf service using javascript. please tell me any idea. thanks in advance

  • Coenraets! Can you help me, please, with several questions:
    Do I have to buy licenсe for the ‘LiveCycle Data Services for Java EE 4.6.1′? And can I use this software for development of RIA

  • Sebastian

    Is that app compatible with Cordova / phoneGap 2.0? It seems it calls functions before the device is ready and thereby ignoring any actions. Or am I missing something and have made a mistake when building (which of course is quite likely)? Any pointer is quite appreciated.

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  • Not too much js libraries to maintain for a big projects ?

  • Manuel

    Hello. Thanks a lot for this excelent and helpfull app and code!

    Just downloaded and tested it on my Android tablet and it works find, except for the geolocalzation which fails big time. (On the GoogleMaps app works fine but on the browser it fails also…)

    However when I build it on https://build.phonegap.com pointing to the git source nothing works?!Wrong cordova.js? Thanks.

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