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ConfiGAP 2.0a released!

Leif Wells (@leifwells) and I are proud to release the new version of ConfiGAP! This version was a complete rewrite of the entire application. We moved off using Adobe AIR and Flex as our technology stack, onto one based on Electron and AngularJS.

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There were a lot of learning pains along the way, but that was part of the reason to migrate, to learn a new set of skills.

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The development took a bit longer than expected, in part, some additional technology migrations. Our early efforts were based on using nwjs as our desktop shell, but as that project seemed to slow in its development, we shifted over to the Electron shell.

Also, our initial UI layer was built using Bootstrap, but we opted to explore using Zurb for Apps instead. Although we got the job done with Zurb, we are now looking to migrate again, this time to Angular Material. In addition, we are also planning to upgrade from Angular 1.x to 2.

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There are some additional features that we will be adding in coming weeks (Better Windows Platform support).

We hope you find ConfiGAP useful in your PhoneGap Build workflow. Drop us a line if you find an issue or want a feature. Download it from configap.com.

-Chris & Leif

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ConfiGAP 1.3.11 released

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I released an update to ConfiGAP today. One of my users found a couple of issues that snuck in. The first was the size value for retina iPad splash screens. There was conflicting documentation on the size, but I think I have the proper value. The other was an issue with setting the icon and tile images for Windows Phone.

I also added support for PhoneGap 3.4. Now PhoneGap Build has NOT enabled support for this version yet, but I figured it should occur really soon. Well, on April 8th, PhoneGap Build announced support for PhoneGap 3.4 🙂

If you find an issue, or have a comment, please drop me an email.

 

ConfiGAP updated

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Demoing software always seems to be one of the best ways to find a bug in your application. Recently I was demonstrating ConfiGAP, and stumbled across a bug that prevented you from switching between the platforms for the application icons. Sigh…

Verion 1.3.6 fixes this ‘issue’ and adds support for PhoneGap 3.2. Now, be aware that PhoneGap Build  3.2 is NOT supported  yet, but should be soon.

We are looking to add a lot of the new settings that are available to PhoneGap Build. The UI is mostly in place, it is the parsing and export code that is still being worked on.

ConfiGAP updated!

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PhoneGap Build has just gotten an update, and we have been working on adding some of the new features into the latest version of ConfiGAP. Here is a breakdown of all the new features:

 

PhoneGap v3.0 Support!

Obviously this is the big one. You can learn about this release here.

Platform Specific Builds

PhoneGap Build now supports the ability to control which platforms you wish it to build for.

Custom Plug-ins

Since the list of third party plug-ins keeps growing (yeah!), we needed to find a solution for developers who are using this capability with their projects. ConfiGAP will now read and save the markup for any custom plugins that you may have added. There is no user interface for interacting with them at this time.

Core API Plug-ins

Another major change to PhoneGap was moving all the APIs to stand alone plug-ins. This allows for smaller and faster applications, as you no longer need to include any unwanted APIs into your application.

XXHDPI Icon support

We added support for this new icon size for Android.

iOS7 Icon support.

Support for these new icons sizes. PhoneGap Build does not yet support them at this time. Rumor has it that this will be added in v3.1.

What’s next?

The PhoneGap Build team has also enabled several other platform settings (https://build.phonegap.com/docs/config-xml#preferences), and we will be looking to add them in the next build.

You can download the application here.