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Create your Jcow Mobile App

Before starting

Before make app, you must make sure your Jcow website is already running.
You also need to register a Google API key (it's free): https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/get-api-key
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Create a clean Cordova project

Install Cordova
Download and install Node.js. On installation you should be able to invoke node and npm on your command line. (Optional) Download and install a git client, if you don't already have one. Following installation, you should be able to invoke git on your command line. The CLI uses it to download assets when they are referenced using a url to a git repo. Install the cordova module using npm utility of Node.js. The cordova module will automatically be downloaded by the npm utility.
on OS X and Linux:
$ sudo npm install -g cordova
on Windows:
C:\>npm install -g cordova


Create your app
$ cordova create hello com.example.hello HelloWorld
Change the "example.hello" and "HelloWorld" to any name you want.
$ cd hello
$ cordova platform add ios --save
$ cordova platform add android --save


Test your app
$ cordova emulate android
Now you should see the emulate
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Import Jcow mobile to your project

Unzip your Jcow Ultimate package, in the folder "mobile" you can find two folders named "merges" and "www". Copy "merges" and "www" to your project folder "hello".("www" will replace the old one).
Open the "www/index.html" with a text editor, and find these lines:
$baseurl = 'YOUR WEB SITE DOMAIN'; 
$google_api_key = 'Google Api Key';
Change the two value to your own.
Now you should be able to test your app from any web browser by open the index.html directly.
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Submit your app to App Store and Google Play

Jcow App submitting process is as same as a general Cordova app. You can follow any Cordova submitting guide, like this: https://taco.visualstudio.com/en-us/docs/tutorial-package-publish-readme/, you also need to make an Icon and at least one screenshot of your app.
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