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From Andrew Grieve <agri...@chromium.org>
Subject Intel XDK == Cordova IDE?
Date Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:00:45 GMT
In case this is news to anyone else, Intel's XDK has been morphing
into a Cordova IDE over the past year (from their custom runtime,
which they now call "legacy build system").

Here's their overview:
https://software.intel.com/en-us/html5/articles/using-the-cordova-for-android-ios-etc-build-option


Here's my tldr version:

It's an IDE built with CEF that:
- Uses Brackets as its editor (including it's live preview feature
that enables live code changes via DevTools API)
- Uses Ripple to emulate within the app
- Includes a visual UI designer that works it's own UI framework "App
Framework" (https://github.com/01org/appframework)
- Uses its own cloud build system to build for each platform (for free)
  - Also supports building chrome apps and web apps
  - Supports using Crosswalk
- Has a developer companion app call App Preview
(https://software.intel.com/en-us/html5/app-preview-overview)
- Has a very nice Cordova Plugin UI
(https://software.intel.com/en-us/html5/articles/adding-third-party-plugins-to-your-xdk-cordova-app)
- Supports remote update of your assets via AppMobi
(http://docs.appmobi.com/index.php/live-update/)
- NOT open source, and they haven't been involved at all in Cordova
development (besides the Crosswalk team helping us out a bit)
  - Haven't read through their developer license agreement, but we be
curious to know if there's any notables there.


Some other things:

Relevant to minSdk <preference>
https://software.intel.com/en-us/html5/articles/cordova-for-android-build-options

iOS options that we should support:
https://software.intel.com/en-us/html5/articles/cordova-for-ios-build-options

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