Genuitec Unleashes GapDebug to the Public - Now Debug PhoneGap Android and iOS Apps in One Session

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GapDebug private beta testers deem the always free tool as “indispensable” and “life saving.”

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it feels a heck of a lot more convenient to use - especially if I'm going to be testing Android and iOS both in one session.

Today, Genuitec announced the public beta release of its PhoneGap debugging tool, GapDebug. This always free technology lets mobile developers debug PhoneGap and Apache Cordova apps.

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"So far, 280 users from the top tiers of the mobile development community have tested GapDebug. We’re confident that opening GapDebug to the public will be a success for app developers. ‘Plug and debug,’ that's our unofficial motto for GapDebug. Because it's that simple,” says Wayne Parrott, vice president of product development at Genuitec.

Currently, cross-platform mobile developers must alternate between iOS and Android devices and tools for debugging. Now, they can rely on a single solution for cross-platform testing of their valued mobile apps.

Raymond Camden, community blogger and Adobe developer, recently took some time to review GapDebug. He states that, "the great thing about GapDebug is that it brings both debugging environments together in one tab in your Chrome browser.” Also, GapDebug "feels a heck of a lot more convenient to use - especially if I'm going to be testing Android and iOS both in one session." Read his full review here:

A write-up on GapDebug is also available in eWEEK. In that review, writer Darryl Taft indicates that GapDebug removes restrictions from app testing. For Apple developers, you "are no longer restricted to a Mac for iOS app testing." Additionally, Android developers are no longer "weighed down by a tedious set-up process." Read his article here:

GapDebug lets users open separate tabs for each debugging connection. This lets users keep debugging sessions open in the background. Justin Noel, developer of Kids In Touch, deems this feature a "life saver" if you're debugging several projects. Read Noel’s full review here:

GapDebug offers live, on-device inspection and exposure of failures as well. Recently, tester @disusered tweeted that GapDebug is "indispensable." He tweets that with GapDebug you can "debug Pause/Resume events on iOS without alert () hacks."

A look into the capabilities of GapDebug is available on YouTube:

Genuitec encourages developers to post questions about GapDebug in its forums:

GapDebug capabilities:

  • Rich set of debugging tools and services
  •      DOM Inspector
  •      CSS
  •      JavaScript Debugger
  •      JavaScript Profiler
  •      Network Monitor
  •      Local storage and WebDB Explorer
  • No vendor lock-in, runs on Windows and Mac hardware
  • Free for all Cordova and PhoneGap developers

About GapDebug:

GapDebug will always be free for local debugging. Just like PhoneGap and Cordova, simplicity for your development should be at your fingertips.

About Genuitec:

Started in 1997 and counting over 16,000 companies in 191 countries as customers, Genuitec is a leader in the Eclipse open source community. As a founding member of the Eclipse Foundation, Genuitec has actively participated in strategy, development, and direction for the organization.

Today, Genuitec supports one of the largest developer communities for commercial Eclipse tools. Customers benefit from Genuitec’s ongoing commitment to open standards and to the continual enhancement of the MyEclipse, Secure Delivery Center, PiPlug, and GapDebug product families with unique innovations and low subscription pricing.

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