In the Monaca Debugger, core and third-party Cordova plugins are automatically included.
Monaca includes the core cordova plugins such as battery status, camera, contacts and device. For a complete list of the core Cordova plugins, please refer to Core Cordova Plugins.
Monaca also includes some third-party Cordova plugins such as statusbar, date picker and barcode scanner. For a complete list of currently included third-party Cordova plugins, please refer to Third-party Cordova Plugins.
While developing your project, you may need to add other third-party or custom Cordova plugins to your project. The standard Monaca Debugger (Store Version) doesn't have these newly added plugins. For this reason, your project might not run properly in the debugger. Therefore, you need to use a custom Monaca Debugger. Custom Monaca Debugger is a debugger that is built from a Monaca project in the Monaca Cloud IDE.
USB debugging (for iOS and Mac only)
Monaca Debugger for iOS supports USB debugging functions with Safari browser:
console debugging: using a console to diplay message
DOM inspection: viewing and modifying the DOM structure with live
Network Install is a feature provided by a custom Monaca Debugger allowing you to install the built app (debug build only) using the debugger. For more information, please refer to how to use Network Install feature.
This feature is not available for the Monaca Debugger for iOS available in the App Store.
Building a custom Monaca Debugger
You are required to have:
a valid private key
a developer certificate
a development provisioning profile
Please refer to Building an iOS App (Step 1 and Step 2) on how to get the above items and make necessary configurations before start building the custom debugger. After obtaining the above necessary files, start building with the following instructions:
Build the debugger
From the Monaca Cloud IDE menu, go to Build → Build App for iOS .
Select Custom Debugger Build and choose Development provisioning profile. Then, click Start Build.
3. It may take some time until the build is completed. The following screen will open after the build is successfully completed. Then, you can use the QR code to install the debugger on your device or download the built file to your PC.