Lately, I’ve been testing some mobile web apps using the android emulator. It’s a piece of software that I use infrequently enough that I can’t remember some needed commands.
Launching the emulator
$PATH_TO_ADT_BUNDLE/sdk/tools/emulator -avd $AVD_NAME
~/local/adt-bundle-linux-x86-20130729/sdk/tools/emulator -avd AVD_for_Galaxy_Nexus_by_Google
Note: AVDs are stored in ~/.android/avd
Launching the Android Virtual Device (AVD) manager
Switching screen orientation
Switch to previous layout orientation (for example, portrait, landscape): KEYPAD_7, Ctrl-F11
Switch to next layout orientation (for example, portrait, landscape): KEYPAD_9, Ctrl-F12
Accessing servers running on localhost
console.log() will output to the log stream viewable with the adb logcat command.
You can filter the logs to only see the browser messages by using
adb logcat browser:* *:S