Daily Archives: Jul 21, 2014

Installing PhoneGap/Cordova on Windows and Linux

PhoneGap/Cordova is a powerful tool that allows you to write applications in JavaScript and cross-compile them for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Android, iOS, and a number of other platforms. I was recently given the opportunity to work with it, and I found that the installation was both laborious and rife with error messages and frustration. I wrote down every issue I ran into, and created this guide to help others trying to install the system. I tried to link to my sources wherever relevant.