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Remote debugging in App Cloud

If you're a fan of Chrome Developer Tools, you might be frustrated by the lack of similar debugging capabilities on your mobile devices. Sometimes you want to inspect the DOM, print messages to a console, modify styles on the fly, or peek into local storage.

Enter remote debugging, the process of debugging a program on a different machine than the debugger itself. Weinre (pronounced winery?) is a remote debugger maintained by PhoneGap and based on—you guessed it—Chrome Developer Tools. It's pretty great despite the name.

Check out the hosted version at All you do is drop a <script> tag into your target web page—in our case, a view running in the Workshop app—while the remote debugger runs in your web browser.

You can also run Weinre yourself if you're feeling brave. Good luck!

p.s. Get more tips and tricks (and share your own) by joining the Brightcove App Cloud discussion group on Google.