Two General Qquestions

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    Dariaus
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    Posted 05 Dec 2013 Link to this post

    Hi,

    I was just watching the Icenium Quick Start demo and wanted to ask you two things.

    1. Can you elaborate how you have created your android and iphone simulators? I noticed you don't use the word "emulators" and prefer "simulators" instead, I'm guessing that's intentional.

    2. I noticed when the author was demoing the app in the "simulators", when he clicked on the textboxes, no on-screen keyboard appeared. Why was that? I think an on-screen keyboard would appear on an actual device. Does this mean the "simulators" aren't fully functional yet?

    Thanks.
  2. Zdravko
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    Posted 10 Dec 2013 Link to this post

    Hello Dariaus,

    Excellent questions. Indeed the name simulator is intentional and it was chosen because it mimics the behavior of an application on a device and doesn't guarantee the same look & feel and experience when you deploy the app on the device. For more information about the differences between simulator and emulator visit this discussion.

    The presence of keyboard in the simulator is one of features we consider to be inherent to emulators. For the sake of testing in simulator, the machine keyboard is far more convenient.

    Regards,
    Zdravko
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  3. Dariaus
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    Posted 10 Dec 2013 Link to this post

    Thanks for the reply
  4. Don
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    Posted 23 May 2014 in reply to Zdravko Link to this post

    "The presence of keyboard in the simulator is one of features we consider to be inherent to emulators. For the sake of testing in simulator, the machine keyboard is far more convenient."

    Just wanted to chime in here regarding the choice not to show the soft keyboard in the simulator.  I soft keyboard that behaves correctly on each device would be tremendously helpful.  I have spent the past few days working on soft-keyboard / layout issues in iOS.  If you search for "cordova iOS keyboard issues" you'll find that there are many.  Before this, I also spent a fair amount of time working with Android keyboard issues (e.g. the soft keyboard doesn't show in Android when an text input has focus).  Not being able to test these sort of things in the simulator is a big downside, especially if you do not have access to every device/OS version combination.
  5. Kaloyan
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    Posted 28 May 2014 Link to this post

    Hi Don,

    Thank you for the valuable feedback. I also think the idea of having soft keyboard in the simulator can help a lot.

    Please, visit our Ideas and Feedback portal and add this as an Idea or Feature Request there. This will allow other Platform clients to prioritize it accordingly among the other items.

    Thank you in advance.

    Regards,
    Kaloyan
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