Companion app android version

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  1. Viktor
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    Jul 2015

    Posted 14 Jul 2015 Link to this post

    I'm currently developing an Ionic app and is using AppBuilder and the AppBuilder companion app via the Visual Studio plugin to test my app on different devices and in the future deploy via the plugin.

    During the testing I have found a lot of strange things about the AppBuilder platform does with the app. 

    For example, I'm using a Nexus 5 running Android 5.1.1 as a testing device, but all the native input components is still using Android 2.3 looks (see pictures). This problem occurs via the "Telerik AppBuilder"-app, "Build app package"-app and when I use the Publish alternative and get an APK file to install on the device. This is a really strange behavior and is something that if it can't be fixed, I'm forced to leave the AppBuilder platform. 

    The things I have tried to do is both to change the minSdkVersion and the targetSdkVersion in the Android manifest. I have also tried to change my Cordova version but without any suceess. 

    This is a real deal-breaker to use the AppBuilder platform. 

  2. Tina Stancheva
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    Posted 17 Jul 2015 Link to this post

    Hi Viktor,

    Can you try editing the AndroidManifest.xml following the procedure described in this tutorial and then remove the android:theme="@android:style/Theme.Black.NoTitleBar" from the activity definition. Thi should help resolve the issue when running the app directly on a device. However, since the AppBuilder companion app is a container for your app, you have no control over its settings. Still, note that you don't have to go trough the publish menu to run your app on an Android device, you can use the Build and Deploy option to deploy the app directly on a connected Android device, or you can use the Build in Cloud option to build the project for Android and scan the generated QR code to load the app on your device.

    If that doesn't help, please send over a sample app we can examine and test on our side.

    Tina Stancheva

    Visit the Telerik Verified Plugins Marketplace and get the custom Cordova plugin you need, already tweaked to work seamlessly with AppBuilder.

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