Get and setup the tools

You create Nokia Asha web apps using Nokia Asha web app tools 3.0. Based on Eclipse, Nokia Asha web app tools build on the powerful web development features of the Eclipse Web Tools Platform to create the Web Developer Environment (WDE). WDE includes features to create, edit, validate, test, package, and deploy Nokia Asha web apps. Testing is supported by the Web App Simulator(WAS) that enables web apps to be run and tested on a computer. WAS includes an implementation of Web Inspector, so you can perform debugging and examine of a web app’s content and performance. This getting started guide takes you through installing Nokia Asha web app tools, creating a web app from a template, testing it on your computer, and running it on a phone,everything you need to build great web apps and deliver them to Nokia Store.

Step-by-step — Get and setup your tools

Step 1 — Check the system requirements

Check that you have a Microsoft Windows powered computer with the following:

  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.
  • 1 GB of RAM.
  • Pentium 4-level processor.
  • 350 Mb of free disk space.


Step 2 — Install Nokia Asha web app tools

The Nokia Asha web app tools package is available for download here. It includes options to download versions for:

  • Microsoft Windows.
  • 32-bit Linux (Ubuntu 10.04).
  • Apple Mac OS X.


Select the appropriate package and click Download.

Each version of the Nokia Asha web app tools is provided in an installer package. To install the tools simply run the installer and follow the installer instructions.

Now you have the tools you can create your first web app project ›