Within the existing application and component submission process, w e are replacing the current Java file uploader with Plupload http://www.plupload.com/). This new uploader will allow us to:
- Improve the performance and robustness of the existing upload process
- Provide a uniform and improved user experience
- Utilize a design that is more elegant and consistent with the look and feel of on the site
- Make use of a highly flexible open source API that leverages robust browser based technology
In order to use the new file uploader, developers will need to either have MS Silverlight or the Google Gears plugins installed. See the table below for specific browser requirements.
BrowserMS SilverlightGoogle GearsChromeXFirefox 4XFirefox 3.6XXIE 8XXMAC BrowsersSafariXChromeX
It is highly recommended that you install the plugins prior to beginning any submission process. If you have already begun a submission process, save your application or component first. Links to the plugins are available on the right sidebar, under the resources section. You can also access them from these links:
To download the MS Silverlight:http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight
To download Google Gears:http://gears.google.com/
If you do not have one of the required plugins installed, you will get a message from within the application & component submission process with a download link.
The new file uploader will not affect any development technologies that you are presently using.
The new file uploader will not affect the current process for:
- Developing an App
- Packaging an App
- Submitting an App
- Managing an app
The new file uploader will be implemented within the following URLs for application & component submission under your dashboard: