Phonegap/Cordova - How to work with an application on localhost (instead of available on a remote server)?

In the Mendix Cordova documentation, you find the following information: Inside the index.html file, find the following line: 1. startup(""); and replace the URL with the one for your Mendix app. This works fine with a url of a server, for instance For development purposes, I would like to use localhost:8080. Is this possible? I can't figure out how...
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The answer to this question was posted before in this thread by Pieter van de Braak:

"I tried to get it working with android and the thing that i did not know is that the developer machine can be reached by After i set the address right it worked like a charm for me."