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From Ross Gerbasi <>
Subject Re: Google Glass Support
Date Tue, 24 Dec 2013 04:03:19 GMT
Woah what! haha there is a 4th parameter for custom template!?! is there
any info on how to use this? Any chance this can be a github URL that it
would pull from? If not what should this folder look like? Should it be
like this folder here (
or one if its parents? That could be a great solution right there...

I would like to use plugins all around but I need to totally change the
Intent, and I do not think I can do that via a plugin?

The tweaks are minimal for sure, it runs android apps, but I need to change
up the theme, and to launch the app you use a voice trigger so I need to
modify intents & theme in AndroidMainifest.xml. Lastly I need some extra
Java files to properly pass through the touch events from the frames.

I already have everything working, cordova app, touch event plugin, etc
etc. I just need to clean this up into a package that is very easy for
people to use. Ideally I want this to work via the CLI.

On Mon, Dec 23, 2013 at 9:56 PM, Andrew Grieve <> wrote:

> Neat stuff!
> If possible, it would definitely be neat to make glass work more
> out-of-the-box with Cordova. I'm totally unfamiliar with what tweaks are
> necessary to make it work though.
> One thing that's possible already is to use a custom template. This is the
> 4th parameter to the create command - a path to a directory to use as the
> project template.
> Would be awesome if all of the tweaks could be done via a cordova plugin.
> Plugins have the <config-file> tag, which allows you to edit XML (although
> limited) on plugin install time.
> Andrew
> On Mon, Dec 23, 2013 at 10:43 PM, Ross Gerbasi <> wrote:
> > Hello All,
> >
> > I have been working on Google Glass support for Cordova and hit a wall. I
> > am looking for some guidance/advice on how to proceed. There are a couple
> > things that I need to deal with but I will start with just creating the
> > proper project. I have a feeling this will not only be about google glass
> > but a issue we will come across later.
> >
> > Essentially in order to make this happen I need to modify
> > AndroidManifest.xml and add some resources to the project. Ideally This
> > would be a custom template of some kind for an android project. Possibly
> > running a command like "cordova platform add android glass". The other
> > option is to just modify the existing android project after it has been
> > added, this seems messy though and a problem if the user trashes the
> > android project they have to remember to run whatever command modifies
> the
> > project for glass again.
> >
> > Once I am able to get a basic project together for Glass the next thing
> is
> > events. In order to get touch pad events into the webview it requires a
> bit
> > of tweaking, so I need some java code to handle this. I am not sure if
> this
> > should be a plugin or not. It seems like it should not be a plugin as it
> > really is essential for the project to even really work. I could then see
> > voice as a plugin?
> >
> > Currently I am planning on making a 3rd party node package that you would
> > run against your project. Something like "cordova-glass
> > that would then check for an android project, create it if needed, then
> > modify it for glass. It would add the voice trigger to start your app and
> > such. If it already exists it will just make the tweaks needed. This will
> > at least get the ball rolling and allow people to start building apps
> > pretty easily, then maybe we can find a more efficient way to create the
> > project for users?
> >
> > Anyways I would love for anyone to chime in, I will be cranking away on
> > this but any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > -ross
> >

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