Screencast: Trigger.io Catalyst in action
Last week we shared our first screencast of Forge in action, walking you through the build-test workflow – this week, we wanted to show you how you can use Catalyst to easily test and debug your app. Check it out:
Normally, debugging for mobile – without the same tools available as you get for web development – is a real pain. Catalyst makes it simpler, giving you a full WebKit-like debugger for mobile.
In the video, I show how to debug the app we built in the last screencast, and test it live in the iPhone simulator. You can use Catalyst to:
- Navigate and alter the DOM, including styling with the Elements tab
- Observe network usage and execution order
- Log debug messages to the console and track Forge API calls when building hybrid apps with Trigger.io Forge
We had a great response from last week’s video, and we’ll hope to do more of these down the line and drill a bit deeper into Forge – let us know what you’d like us to cover, and make sure you follow us on Twitter to catch the next installment!