Native App Development Workflow

This page outlines the steps to develop native apps for webOS Open Source Edition (OSE).

Developing a native app requires the following steps:

  1. Implement

    • Writing the native app code (including main.c or main.cpp)
    • Preparing that describes the project
  2. Configure

    • Configuring the app metadata file (appinfo.json)
    • Configuring the qmake project file (<native_app_name>.pro)
  3. Build

    • Writing a recipe to build the app on the Yocto build environment
    • Configuring the local source directory
    • Building the app
  4. Run and verify

    • Installing and running the app on the target
    • Verifying the app functionality
  5. Deploy

    • Adding the app to the webOS OSE build recipe
    • Building the webOS OSE image
    • Flashing the image to the target

For a step-by-step tutorial with detailed instructions, see Developing Native Apps.