The Intel® XDK "Cordova for Windows 8 Phone" build system automatically generates special configuration files in your project source directory to direct the build process. 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.
NOTE: starting with Intel XDK version 1199, the build configuration files are automatically generated based on input you provide on the Projects tab. A special
intelxdk.config.wp8.xmlfile is automatically generated. The options described below can be used inside an
intelxdk.config.additions.xmlfile to exercise finer grained control over the Projects tab and to control features that are not handled by the Projects tab.
The following build options pertain only to Windows Phone 8 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, in order to either supplement or replace those options that are automatically generated by the Intel XDK.
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.
Windows Phone 8 Launch Icon Specifications
If no icon files are provided with your project, the build system will provide default icons. You must provide the Square, Small, and Store Logo icon sizes shown in bold in the table below, before submitting your application to the Windows Phone Store. The Wide Logo size is optional. If you do not provide unique icons with your app it is likely that your application will be rejected by Microsoft.
Beginning with Cordova CLI 5, icon images must be provided in PNG format, other image formats will result in build errors.
The height and width numbers in the table (below) are in pixels. The 100% scale image splash screen should be provided by you prior to submitting the application to the app store. See the app icons section of this Choosing your app images article for more information.
|Square Logo||120||120||80% scale image|
|Square Logo*||150||150||100% scale image|
|Square Logo||210||210||140% scale image|
|Square Logo||270||270||180% scale image|
|Small Logo||24||24||80% scale image|
|Small Logo*||30||30||100% scale image|
|Small Logo||42||42||140% scale image|
|Small Logo||54||54||180% scale image|
|Store Logo*||50||50||100% scale image|
|Store Logo||70||70||140% scale image|
|Store Logo||90||90||180% scale image|
|Wide Logo||248||120||80% scale image|
|Wide Logo||310||150||100% scale image|
|Wide Logo||434||210||140% scale image|
|Wide Logo||558||270||180% scale image|
* These icons must be included for submission to the Windows Phone store. All others are optional.
Windows Phone 8 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 app launch section of this Choosing your app images article for more information.
Beginning with Cordova CLI 5, splash screen images must be provided in PNG format, other image formats will result in build errors.
The height and width numbers in the table (below) are the required pixel sizes for the respective screens, only the size in bold is required. A launch image should be provided for each support device with your application.
|Small*||620||300||100% scale image|
|Medium||868||420||140% scale image|
|Large||1116||540||100% scale image|
* This splash screen must be included for submission to the Windows Phone store. All others are optional.
Windows Phone 8 Tile Image Specifications
Tile images are icons that appear on the main Start screen when you press the 'Windows' button or traditional home screen. Every app is required to have at least one default image for a Tile image that is used when you 'pin' an app from the App list. You can also have alternative Tiles that contain more valuable display information about the app, like weather, time, statistics, or current stock price. Any information a user might need at a glance. Refer to the app tile size and resolution section of this Tile Sizes and Resolutions article for more information.
|Target||Flip and Cycle||Iconic|
|Small||159 x 159||110 x 110|
|Medium||336 x 336||202 x 202|
|Wide||691 x 336||N/A|
Windows Phone 8 Build Preferences
|The publisher ID string, assigned by Microsoft, is unique and is the ID linked to your Windows Phone Store developer account when you submit your application to the Windows Store.|
|The publisher display name is the author your applications are listed under in the Windows Store and the Windows Phone Store.|
|Apps that need to access user resources like pictures, photos, contacts, etc., must state the appropriate capability in their application. Upon submission to the Windows Store, it is cross-checked to make sure the declared capabilities match the app description.|