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httpd: Simple embedded httpd for serving app assets via http:

The forge.httpd module allows you to serve your app assets via the http: transport protocol rather than the file: (iOS) or content: (Android) protocols.

This is particularly useful when working with 3rd party libraries that are not transport protocol agnostic. (e.g. Angular, jQuery Mobile, Google jsAPI)

Config options

Port to launch httpd on. Leave empty to automatically choose a free port (recommended). Set to 0 to disable httpd.
URL to use as initial app page. Leave empty for default. (recommended).


To use the httpd module you will also need to add an entry for the local server to the core.general.trusted_urls directive in your app's src/config.json:

"core": {
    "general": {
        "trusted_urls": [

If you are using other remote sources in your app you will also have to add entries for those hosts.