Use Android's sharing feature to create shortcuts. The shortcut will be placed on the desktop for the user to adjust and open at will.
Currently support for sharing shortcuts from the following ways: - Share from a web browser. - Share from YouTube. - Share from Google Maps. - Open PDF files from Google Drive. - Download the Android apk URL from PhoneGap Build, for example: https://build.phonegap.com/apps/3430742/download/android. This saves the steps of downloading apk and installing each time.