By Brandon Batie - Developer Support Advocate 

Getting your mobile apps into the hands of your testers or even to your ad-hoc users can sometimes be a difficult task. What some people don’t know is that when you use PhoneGap Build services, the build includes a QR Code that users can scan to install the app on their device. This QR Code can also be downloaded and emailed to users anywhere in the world who can scan it and install the app. Please note, for iOS you are required to have the user's device UDID registered in the provisioning profile.

Here’s how you can use these QR Codes.

  1. Build your mobile app using PhoneGap Build service.
  2. Log into your account at
  3. Click the app you want to send.
  4. On the right-hand side you will see the QR Code. Right-click the code, and select Save Image.
  5. Email that image to testers or ad-hoc users.
  6. Testers or ad-hoc users can scan the QR Code to begin installation.


Try the integrated PhoneGap Build found in MyEclipse 2015 to see how easy it is to build your mobile apps.


About the Author
Brandon 0148 small Brandon Batie was raised by Llamas in a small village in Peru, uh, mobile developer Llamas, that is. He now works at Genuitec thinking up and writing mobile app tutorials for MyEclipse. He loves to munch on the latest frameworks and libraries to see what they offer and what might be coming down the road.

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Posted on Feb 19th 2015