The most oft-received request we have had from our users is to provide support for Cordova* plugins and monetization opportunities such as Google* AdMob* and in-app purchasing. Finally, here it is!
We now have full support of Cordova APIs and plugins on iOS*, Android*, and Windows* 8. You can take advantage of the many plugins that developers have created for Cordova at plugins.cordova.io, github*, and others, including Google* Play Services for ads and in-app purchasing. We created a new UI to help you select the standard Cordova APIs you want, and to specify which other plugins you want added to your app package when built. The new UI also helps you save build settings for your project rather than entering them only at build time. We're still working on the ability to emulate the custom plugins, so stay tuned for that. Here are some related links:
One other thing. Now that we have implemented Cordova 3.x support for all platforms, we’re going to call most of the IntelXDK APIs deprecated. All but a handful of them offer similar functionality one gets through the Cordova APIs, so there is really no need for them any longer. We intend to migrate the ”legacy” API users to Cordova over the next several months.
BTW, stay tuned to xdk.intel.com and this blog as we're not done with announcements this summer. We've been thinking about a new paradigm for app creation using spreadsheets, and perhaps even something for "Makers".
As always, feedback welcome!