We've recently released some new bits and pieces for the program to make building apps for AppUp even easier. Also some continual improvement with support for evolving technologies. Here's are things to note from the recent release. Enjoy
NEW - MSI Packaging Feature for Visual Studio Plug-in
The Intel AppUpTM SDK Plug-in 1.1.5 for Microsoft Visual Studio* has been updated with a feature called "Generate Setup Project" that will automate the MSI packaging process for C++ and .NET Windows applications for AppUp.
This has been a highly requested feature by our developer community making development easier by reducing the amount of time and work needed to build an application installer for AppUp. Automation of packaging process can reduce errors and reduce validation issues compared to manual packaging tasks, such as; making a silent installer, enabling the app to be launched from AppUp, creation of desktop shortcuts, and other requirements needed to package an app for AppUp
- Release Notes: http://appdeveloper.intel.com/en-us/article/intel-appup-software-development-kit-plugin-visual-studio-software-release-notes
- Article: http://appdeveloper.intel.com/en-us/node/3604
- Screencast: http://appdeveloper.intel.com/en-us/video/sdk-plug-msi-creation-feature
- Download: http://appdeveloper.intel.com/sdk (select the plug-in download link under the C++ or .NET SDKs)
Continual improvement items also in this release
AIR runtime 2.5 supported.
The AppUp submission & validation process, as well as the AppUp client are now fully compatible with AIR 2.5 applications.
• No action required
Windows 7 required in validation
All windows apps submitted for Intel AppUp will be required to run on Window 7. Previously we had accepted Windows XP applications that run on WinXP only. Windows XP applications can still be submitted as long as they also run on Window7. Previous applications do not need to be resubmitted. This only effects new or updated app submissions.
• Make sure all Windows apps will run on Windows 7