The PhoneGap Community has done it again. We are happy to announce the release of PhoneGap 1.3! In this release, we’ve made great progress with BlackBerry and Windows Phone.
For BlackBerry, we’ve added OSX support so now you can develop for BlackBerry on a Mac!
For Windows Phone, users can now sink their teeth into the full PhoneGap API, Windows Phone Getting Started Guide, more documentation updates and tons of plugins.
PhoneGap 1.3.0 is also available on the PhoneGap Build web service - by default, all new apps will be built with 1.3.0. Any existing apps will remain on 1.1.0, and users can choose between 1.1.0, 1.2.0 and 1.3.0 for building apps for five different platforms.
Check out the release notes below to see all of the enhancements and fixes. Alternatively, you can view the commits on http://github.com/callback.
General PhoneGap Info
A vote was held and a motion carried to rename Apache Callback incubator project to Apache Cordova. Plans to transition Callback to Cordova will take place for the PhoneGap 1.4 release.
PhoneGap issue tracker moved to https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB
Added download method to filetransfer
made getEntry of FileUtils public in order to avoid duplicate code in FileTransfer
FileTransfer returns JSONObject with code, source and target for upload and download
Fix for CB-17: WebView caching resized pictures
Fix for issue #281 of phonegap/phonegap-android: Detect for localStorage if Java has disabled it
Fix for phonegap-android issue #261: Wrong application scale
Fix for Issue #33: onReceivedError incorrectly sets openExternal to true
Remove addWhiteList from public API
Remove WebViewReflect.java from Android
Fix for CB-104: Capture not returning an error code on cancel
Changed createCaptureFile to explicitly check for PNG and to throw an IllegalArgumentException if it is not a JPEG nor a PNG
Add support for future menu plugin
Remove PhoneGap.stringify, replace with JSON.stringify
Fixed: Don't fire resume upon init - only when returning from background
Fixed: Backbutton should go back in appview history before going back in our history stack
Added onMessage(id, data) to the plugin API
Refactored the backHistory() code so calling navigator.app.backHistory() has consistent behavior with the backbutton
Added onload attribute to plugin in plugins.xml to create the plugin at load time instead of lazy loading
Fixed bug with showing loadingDialog property
Fixed Issue #23 - Crash when using splash screen
Changed API to postMessage() to call a plugin's onMessage() method
Added OSX support. You can now develop for BlackBerry on a Mac.
Added download method to filetransfer
Updated PluginResult Exceptions to use latest naming scheme
Fixed a memory leak issue with WebWorks
Added Lifecycle changes and app.js functionalitly
Added activity and progress notification functionality
Added download method to filetransfer, interface is the same like on Android
When playing audio from remote URL, stop as soon as download fails and make loading cacheable
Fixed #197 errors on repeated getCurrentPosition calls. If the location services were off when getCurrentPosition was called, turn them off again after the position is received
Don't force an orientation change unless the current orientation is unsupported
Fixed callback/callback-ios#15 - Xcode 3.2.6 Linker error when Build for Active Architecture Only = YES
Fixed callback/callback-ios#23 - on app resume, it always throws either an offline/online event even though the online state never changed
Fixed warning - implicit conversion of UIInterfaceOrientation to UIDeviceOrientation (which are equivalent, for the two Portraits and two Landscape orientations)
Fixed callback/callback-ios#22 - Removed unused DetectPhoneNumber and EnableAcceleration values in PhoneGap.plist
Fixed CB-96 PGWhitelist does not handle IPv4 host addresses with wild-cards
Added 'resign' and 'active' lifecycle events
Fixed CB-101 can't access media in documents://subDir
Added Full PhoneGap API support
Bug-fixes for XMLHttpRequest calls to local file system, especially important for jQuery Mobile apps
Updates to the Visual Studio templates, now you can create a quick app that references the PhoneGap library via a dll. Or you can start with a bare-bones project and only add the functionality you need
[Upcoming] wiki docs on how the App Hub static analyzer sees your code, and determines required permissions
[Upcoming] getting started screen-casts
GapView is a usercontrol, so you can use it in your existing Windows Phone app, you don’t have to start over to use PhoneGap
Addressed issues with File API persistence + local storage
Getting started guides, documentation updates, wiki updates
Improvements for plugin architecture, plugins can come from any assembly
FaceBook connect - supports the full graph API available to your phonegap app, consistent with the Android+iOS versions of the plugin
ChildBrowser - display external web content without leaving your app
PGSocialShare - share status updates and links to LinkedIn, Twitter, Windows Live + Facebook, all at the same time, and via accounts managed on the phone
PGMapLauncher - get directions to or from a location, or search near a location using BingMaps. Locations can be specified as lat/lon as well as text like “Steam Clock”, or the users current location
LiveTiles - update your app tile on the Metro home screen with relevant info and pictures
Jesse MacFadyen, a core developer for PhoneGap, recently blogged about his experience with bringing PhoneGap to Windows Phone. Read the full journey here. You can also read the Microsoft announcement here.
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