Intel’s Latest XDK HTML5 Mobile Development Platform Release Focuses on Cordova Plugins and Mobile Monetization
|Stuart Parkerson in HTML5 Tuesday, August 12, 2014|
The Intel XDK now offers full support of Cordova APIs and plugins on iOS, Android, and Windows 8. Developers can take advantage of the number of plugins that other developers have created for Cordova at plugins.cordova.io, Github, and others resources, including Google Play Services for ads and in-app purchasing.
Intel has created a new UI to help select the standard Cordova APIs needed and to specify which other plugins are desired for adding to an app package when built. The new UI also helps save build settings for projects rather than entering them only at build time. Intel is still working on the ability to emulate the custom plugins which should be seen in a future release.
Intel notes that since they now have implemented Cordova 3.x support for all platforms, they are going to call most of the Intel XDK APIs deprecated. As the Intel dev team points out, all but a handful of them offer similar functionality one gets through the Cordova APIs, so there is really no need for them any longer. They intend to migrate the ”legacy” API users to Cordova over the next several months.
There are a number of other bug-fixes and general UI improvements to the XDK which can be found in the release notes.
Read more: https://software.intel.com/en-us/html5/articles/re...