Let's get right to the details. (Don't forget to check out the full release notes for all of the detailed changes and bug fixes.)
A few important issues have been resolved since our last AppBuilder release, and we wanted to take a moment to make sure you were aware of them and what, if anything, you need to do:
On to our regularly scheduled updates...
Related to this, we now support managing plugin variables from plugins installed with our package manager from the Verified Plugins Marketplace.
As mentioned previously, Telerik AppBuilder works great with iOS 8 apps today. Our Companion Apps have been updated to better support iOS 8 and we have upgraded our build servers in preparation for our next release, where we will include the iOS 8 SDK as part of our cloud build process, grant you access to the bleeding edge versions of Cordova, and as soon as it's supported and stable, allow you to target the new, faster, WKWebView for your iOS apps.
We've been working hard to update the plumbing for our device simulator, so I'm happy to announce the first in a series of updates to this important part of AppBuilder. In this release, we are providing you with additional iPhone 6 device sizes in the simulator. You may also customize your own devices, helping you to stay on top of the absolute latest device trends. We've also added numerous usability improvements, such as the addition of a circular cursor to better mimic touch events.
In the next AppBuilder release, we are going to be building upon this big time. Keep watching the blogs for more details.
This is just the start. We've been doing a lot of work behind the scenes to make sure the core value of AppBuilder is as robust as ever. In coming releases, you'll see more from us regarding our device simulator, expanded support for the latest from iOS/Android/Windows Phone, and an expansion of AppBuilder itself to enable you to target mobile websites. Big updates are coming, so stay up to date on our blogs and remember to "like" any features on our feedback portal you feel like we may be missing.
About the Author Rob Lauer is a Product Manager for Telerik and has a passion for hybrid mobile app development and the open web. In his other life he raises two kids, plays Ultimate Frisbee, and (for better or worse) is an avid Wisconsin Badger fan. Rob is @rdlauer on Twitter.
Rob Lauer is Senior Manager of Developer Relations at Progress and has a passion for mobile app development and the open web. You can find Rob rambling as @RobLauer on Twitter.