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From Andrew Grieve <>
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:

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" (
- 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
- Has a very nice Cordova Plugin UI
- Supports remote update of your assets via AppMobi
- 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>

iOS options that we should support:

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