On Friday, November 1st, Rob Lauer and I had the chance to participate in Telerik's Webinar Week. We covered the Icenium Extension for Visual Studio - looking at how to get started with using Visual Studio and Icenium to build hybrid mobile apps, using custom Cordova plugins, and more. If you missed it (or if you saw it and can't wait to watch it again), check out the video.
During the webinar, we had a lot of great questions, so I'm including some of the most salient bits of Q&A in this blog post in case some of these are, in fact, the droids (or answers) you're looking for.
A: It depends on the platform being deployed to. At the moment iOS and Android do support SVG.
A: the sample app I showed is hitting a Web API endpoint wrapping SQL Server in Azure: https://github.com/Icenium/chuck-facts. You can also see the sample apps we have available here: http://www.icenium.com/cordova-phonegap-mobile-app-development/sample-apps.
A: DevCraft ultimate includes Icenium http://www.telerik.com/purchase.aspx
A: Windows, yes, we're hoping to have support by the end of the year. BlackBerry is still up in the air, see http://www.icenium.com/blog/icenium-team-blog/2013/10/17/is-this-the-end-for-blackberry.
A: By the end of the year Icenium will support WP8
A: The Icenium Extension supports 2010, 2012 & 2013 editions of Visual Studio
A: Icenium is for developing hybrid iOS and Android applications. Everlive is a back end as a service; you can use it to store data, manage users, etc.
A: We have a number of sample applications here http://www.icenium.com/cordova-phonegap-mobile-app-development/sample-apps.
A: Yes. You can absolutely access APIs or services over HTTP. Telerik actually has a Backend-as-a-Service for just this - http://telerik.com/everlive.
A: Icenium is tooling to build hybrid mobile apps - you can use any JS animation package you'd like. Kendo UI has a jQuery dependency, so you can use that, for example.
Those are just a few of the questions we received - hopefully one or more of the answers are what you were looking for if you've read this post!
Jim Cowart is an architect, developer, open source author, and overall web/hybrid mobile development geek. He is an active speaker and writer, with a passion for elevating developer knowledge of patterns and helpful frameworks.
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