Its the intel XDK time !
So I was playing with Cordova, Phonegap and Crosswalk for a while, I mean for a little while. 😀 and I was searching for something that could do the design work for me like, something with a WYSIWYG kinda editor, although I do css and html 5 stuff, designing is not my strong suite, and well as we are talking about html 5, I always wondered this could be done better with less time while i was coding. and a week ago I happen to see an Intel® XDK (property of Intel) video. and well I was quite impressed by the idea of using cross platform tools together but yet not intruding their privacy (good thinking Intel ! :o). then I thought this kinda looks fun, lets go a bit deep. and I happen to visit Intel XDK home page (https://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-xdk) wola !. there is a good and simple detailing on the stuff they are trying to do and how its done and some intro videos and stuff like that. The things that attracted me the most are :
- Multiple Game Engine Support and a fair development environment.
- Crosswalk Support (saves a lot of time, seriously)
- A fair design editor (Projects needs to be specific and marked for design editor though)
- Some inbuilt UI engine support (like jquery-ui and bootstrap-3)
- Emulator (Could be better)
- Testing Features and live testing on devices. (App got a bug though, i cant quit my test app !!!!)
- Emulators and stuff
- A fair and good Syntax highlighting and auto completion.
- Plugin and Web service Support
- The most attractive part was the Intel XDK Cloud based build system.
So the cool part is we can develop and compile for multiple platforms without bothering about switching and jumping across the operating systems and sdk’s, thats the part i would say attracted me the most the Intel XDK Cloud based build system.
The application is still in development and a bit unstable in my opinion, but it definitely worth a try. Cause the brands behind em are gonna make it worth knowing in the near future.
Its free to download and use. For more details please do read Intel XDK home page. (https://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-xdk).
They have well detailed and presented it, so there is no point in talking blabla this and that here right ? xD