Meet GAP Alpha for HTML5, no need to use command line anymore

Important: This is not an official BlackBerry tool and there is no plan to provide support/updates. Use it at your own risk.

Hello BlackBerry 10 developers focused on HTML5 and WebWorks, I’m happy to share this nice tool called “Graphical Aid Plus Alpha for HTML5″. With this visual tool (GUI), there is no need to use command line anymore, and you can:

- Order your signing keys
- Register your keys
- Backup your keys
- Restore your keys
- Create and install debug tokens
- Build WebWorks apps (without having to zip your files)
- Install .bar files in the simulator or any device

Credits to Iago Barboza (Developer), Dieges Lima (Designer) and Leandro Sales (ScrumMaster and Coordinator), members of the Tech Center in Brazil at Federal University of Alagoas, supervised by me (@demianborba) and Rodrigo Peixoto (Application Development Consultant), not forgetting the extra help from Tainá Ribeiro (Designer) and Dielson Sales (Developer).

Before you download GAP Alpha for HTML5, please make sure you download and install the current BlackBerry 10 WebWorks SDK.

Click here to download the GAP Alpha for HTML5 for the Mac (29 MB)
Click here to download the GAP Alpha for HTML5 for Windows (22 MB, open the .exe to start)

Enjoy!

9 Responses to “Meet GAP Alpha for HTML5, no need to use command line anymore”

  1. Leandro May 4, 2013 at 2:20 am #

    Wonderful!!! Great job, Demian! Let’s keep the great work and congrats to all!!!

  2. Rod Nolan May 7, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

    This is a really cool tool, congrats! Are you guys planning to open source this?

  3. Larry McDonough May 8, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    BRILLIANT!!

    Great tool, guys!!!!

  4. Igor Costa May 9, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    Parabéns, testei e bem produtivo.

    Vai aqui meus 2 centavos para o projeto.

    Duas dicas infalíveis para o projeto ficar melhor.

    Tira o skin do telefone, não vejo necessidade para o propósito app. Ao invés disso usar um schema flat seguindo a tendência do OS.

    - Criar um template de projeto Ex:. Diretório, arquivos do BBUI.js, Zepto.Js, Normalize.CSS tipo – new project Hello World /usuario/fulano/hello_world/

  5. rob chandler May 30, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

    Wow, great job!!
    Any plans to expand GAP Alpha to handle PlayBook apps?

    Thanks

    • dborba June 3, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

      No plans for PlayBook as of now, but you can give it a try pointing to the PlayBook SDK for HTML5.

  6. Rahul June 7, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

    I have tried packaging the application using the gap tool but what i observe is the flag indicating the web inspector is set to on in the build, how can i disable it?

    • dborba June 7, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

      Rahul, before clicking on BUILD on the BUILD APP screen, please make sure you disable DEBUG MODE.

      You can generate 3 kinds of .bar files:
      RELEASE (SIGNED): to submit to BlackBerry World or install on any device (don’t need a debug token)
      BETA (SIGNED WITH DEBUG MODE ON): to install and test on any device (don’t need a debug token) You can debug it by entering on Chrome on your computer the device IP + the special port 1337. (e.g. type on chrome’s address field: 169.254.0.1:1337), you will then access the Remote Web Inspector.
      DEBUG (NON-SIGNED): non-signed .bar file to be tested on devices with debug token installed.
      You can debug it by entering on Chrome on your computer the device IP + the special port 1337. (e.g. type on chrome’s address field: 169.254.0.1:1337), you will then access the Remote Web Inspector.

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