Previewing your application on Mobile Web and Desktop Browser

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Overview

In this tutorial the following topics will be covered.
As a pre-requisite, make sure to read the "Previewing your application's web resources" tutorial.

  • Mobile Web and Desktop Browser environment specifics
  • Preview the application in the Mobile Web Simulator
  • Run the application in a physical device

Mobile Web and Desktop Browser environment specifics

An additional file that exists in the Mobile Web and Desktop Browser environments is the worklight.manifest file, which is a cache manifest file that allows for managing and editing the contents of the application cache.

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Preview the application in the Mobile Web Simulator

The desktop browser web page is, in fact, a web page, and thus it is not displayed in the Mobile Browser Simulator. Instead, a new tab opens up and presents the web page.

Run the application in a physical device

To get the URL of a mobile web application, click the Get App URL link that is next to the Mobile Web icon.
Copy the regular or shortened URL from the pop-up window, or use the QR code.
To provide a shortened URL, your bit.ly account username and password must be provided in worklight.properties.
Enter the shortened URL in your device’s mobile browser.

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Last modified on December 02, 2015