Telerik aims to expand its cross-platform build and analysis tools this week with the release of an update to Icenium.
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So then this is a combination of a local coding environment with cloud-based compilation, data storage, and publishing.
The firm says that this development ranks it as the first company to offer a cloud-based Apache Cordova build service, with support for user-uploaded custom Cordova plugins.
NOTE: Plugins are pieces of native code that extend default Cordova capabilities, allowing developers to access APIs traditionally available only to native mobile app developers.
Until now, cloud-based Cordova build services have only offered access to a limited, curated collection of plugins. Now, with the ability to upload and use any Cordova plugin within Icenium, developers have unlimited access to device APIs and capabilities, along with the convenience of cloud-based, cross-platform Cordova builds.
"Until now, developers were forced to choose between time-saving, cloud-based Cordova builds and the ability to use custom plugins for projects," said Todd Anglin, EVP cross-platform tools and services at Telerik. "Now, with Icenium raising the bar, there are no more trade-offs. We are excited to be the first in the industry to combine the convenience of the cloud with the power to use any Cordova plugin."