Simulator sucks

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  1. Roberto
    Roberto avatar
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    Jun 2013

    Posted 07 Jun 2013 Link to this post

    Hi guys, first of all I'm in love with Icenium, it's making my life so easy... but there is a problem, the simulator really sucks. I really don't know what does the simulator actually simulate because it doesn't mind what Phone or Version I select it always shows the same, only the exterior changes when I choose Android or iPhone.

    The real problem is that I select Android 2.3 to simulate, I try my code and everything goes great, then I get it into my mobile phone and some stuff doesn't work, I look it up on the internet and people say it's a problem with Android 2.3, in that case why on the simulator it worked?

    Thank you
  2. Steve
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    Posted 07 Jun 2013 Link to this post

    Hello Roberto,

    Your description helps us identify where your disappointment in expectation comes from. Basically we have chosen the word "simulator" purposefully, as we try to simulate the behavior of the app on the device. Note that this is different than emulating the behavior (like the Android SDK Emulator does), which is far more precise. If your goal is to have exact 1:1 behavior, then you should consider downloading and installing the platform specific SDKs or tools which can help you achieve that, but such task is not among our goals.

    In short differences in the behavior of your app are possible, as the simulator only mimics the web environment (user agent) and Cordova version, it does not guarantee a one to one look & feel i.e. it is not an emulator. That is why our recommendation is to always test on actual device.


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