Step-by-step — Run your app on a phone
Step 1 - Define the deployment target
The first step is to ensure that the deployment process will generate a short URL for your web apps. To do this, on the project’s shortcut menu click Deployment Settings. The Preferences dialogue displays offering options for Nokia Asha platform or Series 40 phones, with the Deployment item selected (Figure 1).
Figure 1. The Deployment settings of the project’s preferences
Ensure that Show short URL dialog when no device is selected is checked.
For more information on the options and features of the dialogue, see Selecting a deployment method in the Nokia Asha Web App Developer’s Library.
Step 4 — Deploy your web app
Now, you deploy the web app from the project’s shortcut menu by clicking Deploy Web app. The status area displays an indicator (Figure 2).
Figure 2. The status bar indicator of a web app deployment in progress
The Deploying web app dialogue displays (Figure 3). It’s suggested that you select Always run in background and then click Run in Background. This hides the dialogue when undertaking subsequent deployments.
Figure 3. The Deploying web app dialogue
The process deploying your web app is now detailed in the Console. When the process completes the Web App short URL for Nokia Browser dialogue (Figure 4) displays and provides the web app’s short URL.
Figure 4. The Web App short URL for Nokia Browser dialogue
On your Asha phone, open the Nokia Xpress Browser and enter the short URL (Figure 5).
Figure 5. Entering the web app’s short URL into the Xpress Browser on a Series 40 phone
Your web app will now be launched in the Xpress Browser (Figure 6).
Figure 6. Your Videos browser project template app running on a Nokia Asha 311 phone
Congratulations you have completed the creation and deployment of your first web app.
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