Using Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release) and ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) (comprising the ColdFusion Mobile Platform), you can quickly build mobile applications targeting multiple platforms. You do not have to focus on the limitations and capabilities of various mobile platforms and their supporting web browsers. You can build your mobile applications completely using ColdFusion and can make it work equally well on desktop browsers, mobile browsers, and as installed HTML5-based native applications.
The ColdFusion Mobile Platform aims at providing a server and development infrastructure that facilitates rapid and robust mobile application development, debugging, packaging, and deployment. The platform comprises of the following key components:
Note: This version of the pre-release bundle supports debugging while building mobile applications using ColdFusion Builder.
ColdFusion Mobile Platform allows you to create the following types of mobile applications:
Install ColdFusion Server by following the instructions provided in the installation guide. While installation, you do not need to configure the server to support mobile applications as the support is available by default.
Install ColdFusion Builder by following the instructions provided in the Installing Adobe ColdFusion Builder guide. Before you start reading this document, read the Using Adobe ColdFusion Builder guide.
Note that ColdFusion Builder has introduced a new 'ColdFusion Mobile Project' type that will help you build and package mobile applications. However, you can convert your existing ColdFusion projects to a ColdFusion Mobile projects automatically. See Migrating existing projects.
To create a ColdFusion Mobile project, perform the following tasks:
You have successfully created a ColdFusion Mobile project. Now you can start building your mobile applications.
While developing mobile applications using ColdFusion platform, ensure that the index.cfm and index.html files are in the root directory of the selected assets.
Now that you have a mobile project, write some code to capture an image from the device camera:
You can automatically convert your existing ColdFusion projects to ColdFusion Mobile projects by applying the ColdFusion Mobile nature as shown in the following screen shot :