Last Update November 2, 2020: We improved the overall article.
create an HTML5 application NetBeans have the option to create the application using an Apache Cordova template.
The application runs on the mobile device and can access the native functions of the device such as the GPS or camera. By using the Cordova APIs a developer can build a mobile application without writing any native code.
Installing NetBeans IDE 8.0
Download and install NetBeans IDE 8.0, if not already installed.
You can download the installer from the NetBeans IDE 8.0 site.
You need to install Cordova on your local system to package an HTML5 application as a native mobile application with NetBeans IDE.
You will use npm, the NodeJS package manager, to install and to update Cordova. You will also need to confirm that Git is installed on your local system and configured properly.
Cordova uses Git to retrieve any required Cordova source files from a repository when you package the application as a native mobile application.
Run the following command to install Cordova.
$ npm install -g cordova
Run the following command to confirm that Git is installed.
$ git --version
For additional information about Creating a Cordova Mobile Application, see the instructions