Today's release marks the next step in our continual cadence of Icenium product and service updates. As a cloud-based service, updates to Icenium are done without customer disruption and we are quite pleased with how the process is working. This v1.2 release includes many improvements, some fixes, and of course, some exciting new features.
New Cordova plugins supported
Based on the feedback received through our Feedback Portal, two new Apache Cordova plugins are now supported. Now along with the existing ChildBrowser plugin, the Barcode Scanner and SQLite plugins are supported. To go along with these latest additions, two new sample projects illustrating the use of each the Barcode Scanner and SQLite plugins have been added to GitHub.
Android splashscreen support
Apache Cordova added the ability have splashscreens in Android applications and Icenium quickly followed suit. The Android splashscreen images can now be easily added within the Project Properties.
Large files support
The limit of 2MB has been removed allowing for larger files to be included in projects. There are still practical limit concerns that each application developer will need to be concerned with.
Kendo UI Mobile templates updated
New projects created in Icenium will have the latest Kendo UI Mobile included (2012.3.1315).
Key shortcuts list added
To help discoverability a screen that lists all available key shortcuts has been added (Ctrl + Shift + /)
iOS application display name
To support more flexibility with iOS applications the ability to add an application display name has been added in project properties.
Publishing wizard for Google Play/Apple Store
From within Icenium Mist an application can be published straight to Google Play and the Apple Store (without the need for a Mac!). The publishing wizard will walk you through each step of the process making publishing your work easier than ever. For more details, see Publishing with Mist
Improved Run on Device workflow
The process to run applications on devices from within Mist has been improved to make for a simpler workflow for the developer. For more details, see Run on Device
You can open the Find & Replace dialog with expanded Replace by pressing Ctrl + H.
Additional improvements in the Code Editor
Move selected lines up/down (Ctrl + Shift + Up/Down)
Smart New Line command (Ctrl + Enter)
For more information, see Using the Code Editor in Mist.
The simulator's title bar reflects the device version
The title bar in the simulator properly reflects the simulated device version
The simulator screen on the left is showing an iOS version 4.3 or 5.1 and on the right is showing version 6.0. Note the difference at the top where the time is displayed.
Support for Kendo templates
Kendo UI templates are now fully supported with code analysis, syntax highlighting, code navigation, and other enhancements.
Toggle LiveSync in the device list
The device list includes the ability to switch LiveSync on and off for each device in the device list, allowing for greater flexibility for on device testing.
Support for camera API in the simulator
While accessing the Camera API the simulator will open a file open dialog file that will allow for a .jpg image to be selected and used for testing.
Various Code Editor improvements
Based on feedback, the key strokes Shift+Del and Shift+Insert have been added for the Cut and Paste commands. Many Autocomplete improvements have been added and Ctrl+- & Ctrl+Shift+- for Code navigation Back & Forward in edit history has been added.
Want to see these latest features first-hand?
Check out the V1.2 release overview video.
We want to hear from you!
This and our future continual releases (planned for every 6-10 weeks) are largely driven by the feedback received by you through our Feedback Portal. If you haven’t checked it out, it’s where you can tell us exactly what you want; you can provide ideas and feedback, make feature requests, or build momentum for an idea by voting it up the stack.
Thanks a lot for joining us for the ride. There’s still a lot more cross-platform excitement coming soon!