Intel XDK

About Me


Gonthier Olivier (@rolios)


Freelance polyglot developer
Editor InfoQ France



Work at Orange-Vallée on Libon

Why HTML5 on Mobile?



  • Common base to all mobile OS
  • Possibility to deploy one app on multiple OS
  • Large community

But...

  • HTML5 Spec not final (but almost)
  • Different support on various OS
  • Hard to get same performances as native apps

Native/Web/Hybrid Apps


XDK IS...

A set of Tools


  • Code Editor
  • Assets manager
  • App designer
  • Emulator
  • Debugger
  • Packager


XDK IS...

A set of APIs


  • Cordova
  • AppFramework
  • XDK
  • AppMobi

XDK IS...

Supporting multiple Frameworks


  • jQueryMobile
  • AppFramework
  • Twitter Bootstrap 3
  • Topcoat


XDK is...

Supporting multiple game engines

  • Cocos2d
  • EaselJS
  • Phaser
  • Pixi

XDK is...

Supporting many services!

  • Dropbox, Youtube, Flickr...
  • Twitter, Facebook, Github...

  • AppMobi (push, ad, ...)




XDK IS...

A convenient way to build Apps

  • iOs
  • Android
  • Android Crosswalk
  • Windows phone 8
  • Tizen
  • Amazon
  • Nook
  • Windows 8
  • Chrome
  • Facebook
  • Firefox
  • Generic WebApp

XDK IS...

Based on well-known tools


  • Brackets (Editor)
  • Ripple (Emulator)
  • Chrome debug tools (Debug console)
  • Cordova (Native Wrapper/Packager)


  

XDK Architecture


XDK Tools

Edit code using Brackets

XDK Tools

Editor

  • Code and file path Completion
  • Quick documentation
  • Integration of JSLint

You can also use your own editor!

XDK Tools

Manage your game assets


XDK Tools

Assets manager

  • Manage your game assets (import, arrange, search)
  • Many formats supported (plist, gif, etc.)
  • View animations
  • Expand animations

Find more here


XDK Tools

Integrate services


XDK Tools

Integrate services directly, bind events

  • Choose services you want to use
  • Select part of the payload that interest you
  • Bind data with a MVC framework
    • AngularJS
    • Backbone




XDK Tools

Design your interfaces

XDK Tools

Design your interfaces

  • Handle media-queries easily
  • Provides lot of widgets, layouts etc.
  • Customize your navigation bars
  • Themes



XDK Tools

Emulate, debug and profile

XDK Tools

Emulate, debug and profile

  • You can deploy on device also
  • Debugging/profiling remotely
  • Emulation mock
    • Geolocation
    • Network/data
    • Accelerometer
    • DOM events

<3 Chrome debug tools

XDK Tools

Build

XDK Tools

Building

  • At this step you configure your app
    • Icon
    • Permissions
    • Target OS versions
    • Title
    • Package name
    • ...

Note: After a build you automatically receive a mail with a link to download your app

XDK Tools

Use App Preview

  •  Upload code in cloud
  • Test on your device from cloud
  • Run demos

XDK APIs

XDK itself

  1. Add <script src="intelxdk.js" />     
  2. Wait for  intel.xdk.device.ready
  3. Have fun with object  intel.xdk

XDK APIs

XDK itself

This Javascript Api cover lot of stuff:
  • Accelerometer
  • Cache
  • Camera
  • Canvas
  • Geolocation
  • Contacts
  • Player
  • OAuth
  • ...

XDK APIs

XDK itself

Let's take a photo for example!

 intel.xdk.camera.takePicture(50,false,"jpg");  document.addEventListener("intel.xdk.camera.picture.add", function(e){    var imgUrl = intel.xdk.camera.getPictureURL(e.filename);    document.getElementById('picturePlace').url = imgUrl; });

Take a look at method documentation to understand parameters

XDK APIs

App Framework

Query Selector and UI Widgets

  • Similar (but different) to jQuery
  • Nice to get quickly basic interfaces
  • Interface designer really help us


XDK APIs

App Framework

Use $ to make selection queries (Just like jQuery)
 $("#myButton").click(myFunction); $(document.body).append($("<div>")); $([1,2,3]).each(multiplyFunction);

Use $.ui to interacts with UI
 $.ui.showBackButton = false; $.ui.loadContent("#mySecondPage", false, false, "pop"); $.ui.toggleSideMenu(); $.ui.useOsThemes = false;

Crosswalk

Embedded Runtime for Android 4+

Better performances, more APIs!
WebGL, WebRTC!

Perfect for games, and Open-Source

Crosswalk

Usage

Well, nothing complicated:

  1. Use html5 standard objects in your code
  2. Choose "Crosswalk" when building

Want to start now?


Download xdk, it's free!

Then create a project:

  • Select "Start With App Designer" to use UI Framework supported
  • Or take a look at Demos!

Thanks for listening!


Questions?




Please share!

Bonus


XDK IoT version let you build IoT objects!




Intel XDK

By Gonthier Olivier

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