Today we're happy to announce a new release of Icenium with a number of new features, updated library support, and stability improvements. There's a lot to cover so let's dive right in.
Icenium Mist, our in-browser client, has been redesigned from the ground up for a cleaner look and an improved user experience.
All menus, popup messages, dialogs, and wizards have been reworked to provide more context-sensitive information to help you complete tasks. For instance the build dialog now gives you additional help text on the various build options Icenium provides.
We'd love to hear your thoughts on the new look and whether there's anything else we can do to improve.
Apache Cordova released version 3.2 in late November with a number of bug fixes and enhancements - including one for the dreaded status bar in iOS7.
All Icenium project templates and sample applications have been updated to target Apache Cordova 3.2. To update your existing projects go to its project properties shown below.
Then update the "Cordova Version" accordingly.
Note: To get to the same dialog in Visual Studio right click on the project in the Solution Explorer and select "Properties".
In addition to this, Icenium now comes with integrated support for the StatusBar and Keyboard plugins for iOS.
Out latest release also brings a number of enhancements to Icenium's extension for Visual Studio, including:
Finally, this release adds a number of powerful new features to our UI Mobile Designer in Mist and Graphite.
From within the UI Mobile Designer, you can now switch between tablet and phone simulators, switch iOS versions, and even change the device orientation between portrait and landscape.
We've also made the UI designer easier to use with an integrated widget filter and some context sensitive help that links to Kendo UI Mobile's API documentation appropriately. You can see these new enhancements below.
We're hard at working getting our next set of features ready for the new year, but what we really want to know is what's important to you? We'd love to hear about what features would make your life easier in our feedback portal.
About the Author TJ VanToll is a web developer, speaker, and writer living in Lansing, MI and working as a developer advocate for Icenium. He is an open source advocate that is on the jQuery UI team and publishes his blog open source. When not on the internet, TJ is generally found helping his significant other chase their twin sons in circles. TJ is on Twitter as @tjvantoll and tjvantoll on Github.