No WiFi? Live Development with USB now supported

Hey Thunkers!

We have heard from many of you that you don’t always have consistent Wi-Fi in the places where you are building mobile apps. Today we are excited to announce support of live development over a cable connecting your mobile device to the USB port on your computer.

We still recommend live development over Wi-Fi where available but set-up on USB should also be pretty quick.

Set-up instructions here

Happy weekend and thanks for thunking!
Albert @ Thunkable


That’s amazing! Especially if someone is for example on an airplane doing programming where internet usually sucks!

Nice Job @admins!
Good Point @EJDElectronics!

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Today i tested it its working nice.Can we use emulator like Genymotion?

[Take a look here]
(Andoid Emulator for testing)


I have download it the software for the USB connection, but how do I installed it? I don’t see any instructions!

it does not look like you read the announcement?
you will the link to the setup instructions there


I am trying to no avail!

Question: What I am supposed to do the software package, Do I need to unzipped and do what?

Unzip it, put in somewhere you can find it and launch the ThunkableStarter

launch it how? I am not that tech savvy -sorry-

Thank you

Just double click on the file with the thunkable icon. Its that easy :slight_smile:

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I want to test over USB (no wifi here). When I run the ThunkableStarterWindowsV3.exe application (windows 10) I get an error. Any ideas? Thanks.

Bottle v0.12.13 server starting up (using WSGIRefServer())…
Listening on
Hit Ctrl-C to quit.

‘C:\Users\James’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “”, line 862, in _handle
File “”, line 1740, in wrapper
File “”, line 43, in ucheck
File “”, line 76, in checkrunning
File “”, line 219, in check_output
CalledProcessError: Command ‘C:\Users\James Keating\Downloads\ThunkableStarterWindowsV3\ThunkableStarterWindowsV3\adb devices’ returned non-zero exit status 1 - - [13/Nov/2017 06:32:24] “GET /ucheck/ HTTP/1.1” 500 748