Intel XDK provides a simplified workflow to enable developers to easily design, debug, build, and deploy HTML5 web and hybrid apps across multiple app stores, and form factor devices. Here are the new features and updates for the latest Intel XDK release.
Live Development improvement: We changed the functionality for “live development” in the Develop tab for better simultaneous editing and previewing within browsers or on-device. “Run My App” (formerly “Live On-device Preview”) now lets you test your app on the emulator in a separate window, or on your Android* device over USB. This option lets you test the complete app, including native device functionality. “Live Layout” (formerly Live Preview) now lets you test the UI of your app over Wi-Fi on both Android and iOS devices, or on Chrome* or Firefox* browsers within the XDK. Both of these options will offer near real-time viewing/testing your app as edits are made.
For more information, refer to this link- App Security APIs documentation
Updated App Preview, on-device testing apps, to use the same Cordova 3.x runtimes as in the apps. We also have submitted new “App Preview Legacy” on-device testing apps to the app stores to allow those users still using the original non-Cordova-based containers/runtime to continue app testing while you migrate to Cordova. We have deprecated the “legacy” containers in favor of Cordova and this will let you take some time to complete the migration.
Improvements to the UI for Cordova plugins, adding a “Featured Plugins” list for plugins that are better integrated into the XDK and tested with the XDK. There are only two in that list right now: the App Security APIs mentioned above, and a new plugin from our friends at Dolby Audio* that provides for some amazing audio quality for certain mobile devices. Here is a link to Dolby Audio API Information.
Updated UI for Services: rather than keeping the services integration in a separate tab, we pulled the services into the side panel in the Develop tab so it is available while editing or using App Designer
And of course, many bug-fixes. Here is the link to the updated Release Notes for more info on all changes.
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