The Intel® XDK "Cordova for iOS" build system automatically generates special configuration files in your project source directory to direct the cloud-based build system. The Cordova build option is based on the open source Apache* Cordova CLI build system. When you use the Cordova build option your application project files are submitted to the Intel XDK build server where a Cordova CLI system is hosted and maintained, there is no need to install the open source Cordova CLI system on your workstation.
intelxdk.config.ios.xml file is automatically generated based on input you provide on the Projects tab. The options described below can be used inside an
intelxdk.config.additions.xml file to exercise finer grained control over the Projects tab and to control features that are not handled by the Projects tab user interface (UI).
The build options described below pertain only to iOS builds. They will not affect builds for other target platforms. You can include these options in your
intelxdk.config.additions.xml file when submitting a build, to either supplement or replace those options that are automatically generated by the Intel XDK UI.
For detailed information regarding the structure and contents of the
intelxdk.config.additions.xml file, please read Understanding the Intel XDK Cordova Build File Options topic.
iOS App, Settings and Spotlight Icon Specifications
If no launch icon files are provided with your project, the build system will provide defaults. You must provide all required launch icon formats before submitting your application to the Apple store. If you do not provide icons appropriate to your app it is likely that your application will be rejected by Apple.
Icon files must be provided in non-interlaced 24-bit PNG format only! The height and width numbers in the table (below) are in pixels. See the "Icon and Image Sizes" section of this iOS Human Interface Guidelines article for details.
|App (Home Screen) Icon||Width||Height|
|iPhone 6 Plus (Retina)||180||180|
|iPad 2 and iPad Mini (Retina)||152||152|
|iPhone 4, 5 and 6 (Retina)||120||120|
|iPad 2 and iPad Mini||76||76|
|iPhone and iPod||60||60|
|iPad and iPad Mini (Retina) (iOS 6.1)||144||144|
|iPad and iPad Mini (iOS 6.1)||72||72|
|iPhone 4, 5 and 6 (Retina) (iOS 6.1)||114||114|
|iPhone and iPod (iOS 6.1)||57||57|
|Spotlight Search Icon||Width||Height|
|iPhone 6/6s Plus||180||180|
|iPhone 6/6s and iPad Pro||120||120|
|iPad 2 and iPad Mini (Retina)||80||80|
|iPhone 4s, 5 and 6 (Retina)||80||80|
|iPad 2 and iPad Mini||60||60|
|iPad (Retina) (iOS 6.1)||100||100|
|iPad (iOS 6.1)||50||50|
|iPhone (iOS 6.1)||40||40|
|iPhone 6/6s Plus||87||87|
|iPad 2 and iPad Mini (Retina)||58||58|
|iPhone 4s, 5 and 6 (Retina)||58||58|
|iPhone, iPad 2 and iPad Mini||29||29|
For more information regarding how Cordova handles iOS icons, please see the Cordova Icons and Splash Screens documentation. For the most accurate information related to iOS icons see the iOS Human Interface Guidelines.
Some versions of the Intel XDK only provide the means to add Launch icons to your iOS app on the Projects tab. To include Settings and Spotlight icons as part of your app, you need to create an
intelxdk.config.additions.xml file in the top level of your project directory and add the following lines to that file (note that the technique shown below can be used to specify any app, settings or spotlight icons needed for iOS 6.x and later devices, as an alternative to using the Intel XDK icon and splash screen GUI):
<!-- iOS icons and splash screens --> <!-- Spotlight Icons --> <icon platform="ios" src="pkg/ios/icon-40.png" width="40" height="40" /> <icon platform="ios" src="pkg/ios/icon-60.png" width="60" height="60" /> <icon platform="ios" src="firstname.lastname@example.org" width="80" height="80" /> <icon platform="ios" src="email@example.com" width="120" height="120" /> <icon platform="ios" src="firstname.lastname@example.org" width="180" height="180" /> <!-- Settings Icons --> <icon platform="ios" src="pkg/ios/icon-small.png" width="29" height="29" /> <icon platform="ios" src="email@example.com" width="58" height="58" /> <icon platform="ios" src="firstname.lastname@example.org" width="87" height="87" /> <icon platform="ios" src="pkg/ios/icon-50.png" width="50" height="50" /> <icon platform="ios" src="email@example.com" width="100" height="100" />
Your icon image files must be located within the "source directory" (usually named
www) in your project directory. The icon file and directory names are relative to your project "source directory." In the example above, assuming your "source directory" is named
www, the icons are located in the
<project-root>/www/pkg/ios/directory. We strongly advise against using unusual characters and spaces in the names of your project directories and filenames.
iOS Splash Screen Image Specifications
Your application will display a splash screen during initialization. This is done to provide a "getting ready" indication while your app and the underlying device API infrastructure initializes. If no splash files are provided with your project, the build system will provide default images. It is highly recommended that you replace the default splash screen images with your own before submitting your application to a store. See the "Launch Images" section of this iOS Human Interface Guidelines article for details.
Splash screen images must be provided in non-interlaced 24-bit PNG format only! The height and width numbers in the table (below) are the required pixel sizes for the respective screens. A launch image should be provided for each support device with your application.
|iPad Pro Landscape||2732||2048|
|iPad Pro Portrait||2048||2732|
|iPad Landscape Retina||2048||1536|
|iPad Portrait Retina||1536||2048|
|iPad 2 and iPad Mini Landscape||1024||768|
|iPad 2 and iPad Mini Portrait||768||1024|
|iPhone 6 Plus Portrait||1242||2208|
|iPhone 6 Plus Landscape||2208||1242|
|iPhone 6 Portrait||750||1334|
|iPhone 6 Landscape||1334||750|
|iPhone 4s, iPhone Retina||640||960|
iOS Build Preferences
|Defines a provisioning profile that controls the package type created during the build. More than one provisioning profile can be defined; for example: "adhoc" and "production." Use the
|Use this tag to indicate which provisioning profile should be used during the build. The
|Specifies which iOS operating system version to build for. Defaults to iOS version 7 if this setting is absent.|
|Controls whether the application is terminated and purged from memory or moved to the background when it quits (the default action). See UIApplicationExitsOnSuspend for more information.|