Question about publishing and additional frameworks

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  1. Pascal
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    Nov 2013

    Posted 18 Nov 2013 Link to this post


    I'm new to PhoneGap/Icenium. Didn't try it yet.

    Does Icenium only support iOS/Android? Can I publish to Blackberry and Windows Phone? How I'm limited on publishing on different platforms when using Icenium?

    Also, I never did any backend logic usign JS; since jQuery doesn't support MVC I'd like to use AngularJS or Enyo. If I use a second MVC Framework, do I experience any performance issues?

    Can you suggest any MVC framework?

    Also I'm looking for some Form Validation lib, any suggestions?
  2. Steve
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    Posted 19 Nov 2013 Link to this post

    Hello Pascal,

    It is best if one spares a few minutes to test a product, as hands on experience can never be matched by questions. This is very easy with Icenium, as you do not have to install anything on your machine, all that we require for a quick test of our browser based client Mist is a Google Chrome browser (other browsers are also supported, but have some limitations) and an account in Google, Facebook, Yahoo or LiveID.

    Anyway to answer your questions:
    • Currently you can use Icenium to deploy only to Android and iOS. Windows Phone 8 support is planned for early 2014 (end of January). As of now, you can still develop your app to be suitable for WP8 or BlackBerry, but you would have to use 3rd party tools to build it for these platforms.
    • Icenium comes with several default templates, one of which is a blank Cordova project that does not have any javascript framework dependencies. With that said, you are not limited to any js framework and you can utilize any framework that targets mobile devices including AngularJS or Enyo.
    • Icenium ships with a Kendo UI Mobile template, which is our home grown javascript framework, which supports the MVVM pattern. Note that you cannot use any .NET MVC framework to build a mobile app that can then be packaged with Cordova. Developing a hybrid app with Cordova requires this app to be created with HTML, JS and CSS, there is no .NET framework on the device to render the HTML/JS.
    • Kendo UI contains validators in its base framework.
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