Print

Intel releases updated Android features for its cross-platform HTML5 IDE



Rob Marvin
Email
December 26, 2013 —  Intel gave developers an early Christmas present with the release of update to the XDK, its HTML5 app development environment for creating cross-platform apps for app stores and devices.

The December update brought several new features (particularly for Android developers), supported only on mobile devices running Android version 4 or higher.
Remote debugging: A new “Debug” tab for testing and debugging Web and hybrid apps, enabled via a new on-device "App Analyzer" app downloaded from the Intel XDK. The remote debugger sets code breakpoints, inspects variables, and single-steps through source code.
JavaScript Profiling: Downloads and runs applications on an Android-based mobile device, and collects statistics to let developers see exactly which portions of the source code are using the most CPU.
Crosswalk-based Web runtime: The newly integrated open-source Crosswalk project for Android uses a HTML5 rendering and layout engine to improve JavaScript, WebGL and Web Audio performance. The Crosswalk engine can also augment the JavaScript engine with hooks for greater fidelity in remote debugging and performance analysis.

The XDK already comes with a cross-platform editor, device emulator and debugger. Other features include an app for on-device testing, a mobile-optimized JavaScript UI library, and a prototype GUI quick-start wizard. The IDE also supports the App Framework UI jQuery plug-in and Apache Cordova API.

The XDK runs on Android, Chrome, iOS, OS X, and Windows 7 and 8.




Related Search Term(s): Android, Intel, HTML5, XDK


Share this link: http://sdt.bz/67519
 


Comments


12/26/2013 02:01:38 PM EST

Sweet! Very interested in the debugger.

United StatesJamie Stevens


12/26/2013 06:03:38 PM EST

Intel, because of it's hardware chops is in a very good position up the level of performance in current JavaScipt HTML5 app builders. If they stick it out in the space for a few years they should have a good following because this kind of debugging and hardware acceleration and the fact that Intel is nuetral in the browser platform wars. Glad to sse they got rid of appmobis stuff and rewrote. All good signs. Keep it up Intel please.

United StatesDavid Chu


12/26/2013 07:01:32 PM EST

Intel, because of it's hardware chops is in a very good position up the level of performance in current JavaScipt HTML5 app builders. If they stick it out in the space for a few years they should have a good following because this kind of debugging and hardware acceleration and the fact that Intel is nuetral in the browser platform wars. Glad to sse they got rid of appmobis stuff and rewrote. All good signs. Keep it up Intel please.

United StatesDavid Chu


close
NEXT ARTICLE
Live from Mobile World Congress: Intel’s Integrated Native Developer Experience announced
The Intel INDE Media Pack for Android will utilize Audible Magic’s ACR software development kit Read More...
 
 
 




News on Monday  more>>
Android Developer News  more>>
SharePoint Tech Report  more>>
Big Data TechReport  more>>

   
 
 

 


Download Current Issue
APRIL 2014 PDF ISSUE

Need Back Issues?
DOWNLOAD HERE

Want to subscribe?