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The Intel® XDK and Node.js* IoT Apps
By Paul F. (Intel) Posted on 10/04/16 0
Some of you may know that the Intel® XDK mobile app development tool was previously produced in multiple flavors: The Intel XDK The Intel XDK EA Pre-Release The Intel XDK IoT Edition With our August 2016 release of the Intel XDK we moved to a simpler product offering: a single development tool...
Intel® Software @ MWC16
By Paul F. (Intel) Posted on 02/20/16 0
It’s time again for Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, where “Mobile is Everything!” More than 94,000 attendees have the opportunity to connect with representatives of over 2000 companies, all involved in the expanse of markets driven by mobile devices. This year, Intel® Software has brou...
Five Useful Tips on Getting Started Building Cordova* Mobile Apps with the Intel® XDK
By Paul F. (Intel) Posted on 12/31/15 1
Creating hybrid mobile Cordova* apps (aka PhoneGap apps) with the Intel® XDK can be very rewarding, or very frustrating. Many of the problems new hybrid mobile app developers encounter are due to a misunderstanding of the key differences between web apps and mobile apps. The two operate under qui...
Chromium* Command-Line Options for Crosswalk Builds with the Intel® XDK
By Paul F. (Intel) Posted on 06/25/15 0
If you are an HTML5 web app developer, something you probably take for granted with that Chrome browser on your desktop are the handy Chromium Command-Line Switches that can be used to enable experimental features in the browser or control useful debugging and security tools. In an embedded situa...
Build High-Performance HTML5 Cordova Apps with Crosswalk
By Paul F. (Intel) Posted on 05/12/15 0
Hybrid HTML5 Cordova apps (aka PhoneGap and Intel XDK apps) are far too often considered as inadequate for high-performance apps. That is a shame, because it is simply not true. The idea that HTML5 Cordova apps cannot satisfy the performance requirement is a myth! Yes, HTML5 Cordova apps are not...
Moore’s Law and its Direct Impact on Software
By Paul F. (Intel) Posted on 04/18/15 0
April 19, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Moore’s Law — generally stated as the doubling of the number of device components on a silicon chip every two years. Most conversations on the subject tend to center around the rapid changes in silicon manufacturing technologies and ...
Using Feature and Platform Detection in Cordova* Web Apps
By Paul F. (Intel) Posted on 03/13/15 0
One of the promises of Cordova (aka PhoneGap) and HTML5 is enabling cross-platform mobile apps; meaning write once, run everywhere. This is the ideal Cordova scenario; however, the reality is that Cordova apps are mostly cross-platform and sometimes require conditional code to deal with platform-...
Mobile HTML5 versus Native - Which is Better?
By Paul F. (Intel) Posted on 12/11/14 0
To paraphrase a popular adage: ‘better’ lies in the eye of the beholder. Which is better? Native or HTML5? Who defines ‘better’? The typical debate goes something like this: native is faster than html5 html5 is “write-once-run-everywhere” native has the look and feel users expect html5 provi...
That Little Ditty from PhoneGap Day 2014
By Paul F. (Intel) Posted on 10/30/14 0
Last week I was at PhoneGap Day 2014 in San Francisco. It was a great to meet some folks in person that I had only met via the web. Some excellent presentations those two days. It’s great to see the Cordova hybrid HTML5 model picking up steam as a viable cross-platform solution for mobile apps! ...
When is an HTML5 Web App a WebView App?
By Paul F. (Intel) Posted on 09/02/14 0
When it is a hybrid HTML5 mobile app. Why Should You Care? The value of HTML5 web apps reaches well beyond the desktop browser. If you have used Apache* Cordova*(pronounced /fōn • gap/) or the Intel® XDK you’ve built a hybrid HTML5 web app for a mobile device. If not, and you’re interested in ...