Having trouble with Phonegap (Android) and capturing click with jQuery

Saturday, May 3, 2014

I'm trying to port an existing mobile web app to Phonegap, but I had difficulty handling a click event with jQuery (it worked in my browser, but not in the emulator). I've tried everything, but here is the general gist of what I'm trying to do.


<span id="footerclick">Test</span>
<script type='text/javascript' src='alert.js'></script>
<script type='text/javascript' src='phonegap.js'></script>
<script type='text/javascript' src='js/index.js'></script>
<script type='text/javascript'>



alert("I can't get this to show up");


That's pretty much it and I cannot get the alert to show up, I've tried wrapping it in $(document).ready(){} and a device listener. If I put something like onclick="alert('Hello')" as an attribute of #footerclick, that works also.

I think I just don't understand how Phonegap works with Javascript, but I've read the documentation several times and I don't get it. Please help, thank you.