Hiding and showing the iOS status bar in Phonegap 2.5.0

After setting up a new Phonegap 2.5.0 project in Xcode, I noticed the IDE was warning of a deprecation in the Phonegap sample app:

‘useSplashScreen’ is deprecated. Deprecated in Cordova 2.5. Add/Remove the SplashScreen plugin instead of setting this property.

Phonegap 2.5.0 includes a change to the way the application splash screen is shown and hidden, and this property is no longer used. Instead, the CDVSplashScreen plugin handles this duty and exposes a couple of additional properties, such as auto hide, show spinner etc. These are declared in the project config.xml file.

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Installing Android 4.2 SDK and Phonegap 2.4.0 on Windows 7 step-by-step

The following post is my account of the installation and configuration of Java 1.7 JDK, Android SDK 4.2, Ant and Phonegap 2.4.0 on Windows 7.

Most of the steps involved are covered by the Phonegap Getting Started Guide for Android guide, however I ran into a few issues requiring me to spend a while problem solving. I have elaborated on the parts the guide doesn’t mention, hopefully this post will save someone a few hours.

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