Crosswalk Intel XDK experiences

  • We have published the cordova 3.5.1 update for crosswalk 7&8 (stable & beta in XDK). You don't need to install anything, just rebuild your app and resubmit to google play. I just published a test app and haven't seen a new cordova alert so I think we are okay. Thanks for your patience.

    Now I have a request for you. Many of you have been submitting both x86 and arm apk's to google play, but we need more. If you only submit the arm APK, it won't run on the 40 million tablets that Intel sold in 2014. It won't run on the new google nexus player (http://www.google.com/nexus/player/). Your users might get a black screen and give you a bad rating. My boss will come to my office and ask me why your game won't run on his phone.

    Submitting both arm and x86 just takes a few minutes. It's a simple way to improve the user experience for you users, and much easier than the hard work you put into making a game.

    The build email has a link to a zip file with arm and x86 apks. When you upload the APK in google play, there is a button in the top right that says 'switch to advanced mode' Click on it. Then upload the arm and x86 apk. Publish. That's it! If you have a problem, PM me.

    It's the single most important way to show your appreciation for XDK and Crosswalk, so please do it, and help spread the word.

  • We have published the cordova 3.5.1 update for crosswalk 7&8 (stable & beta in XDK). You don't need to install anything, just rebuild your app and resubmit to google play. I just published a test app and haven't seen a new cordova alert so I think we are okay. Thanks for your patience.

    Now I have a request for you. Many of you have been submitting both x86 and arm apk's to google play, but we need more. If you only submit the arm APK, it won't run on the 40 million tablets that Intel sold in 2014. It won't run on the new google nexus player (http://www.google.com/nexus/player/). Your users might get a black screen and give you a bad rating. My boss will come to my office and ask me why your game won't run on his phone.

    Submitting both arm and x86 just takes a few minutes. It's a simple way to improve the user experience for you users, and much easier than the hard work you put into making a game.

    The build email has a link to a zip file with arm and x86 apks. When you upload the APK in google play, there is a button in the top right that says 'switch to advanced mode' Click on it. Then upload the arm and x86 apk. Publish. That's it! If you have a problem, PM me.

    It's the single most important way to show your appreciation for XDK and Crosswalk, so please do it, and help spread the word.

    I try now, thank you IntelRobert <img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile">

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  • IntelRobert I have rebuilt and updated my apk on the play store. Do you know if we should expect a delay in the developer console refreshing as my app still has the warning triangle by it?

  • FredQ

    I don't know for sure, my guess is that it takes a few hours. I published a new app a few hours ago and it was published and did not get the warning triangle. I just published an update to one of my older apps, the triangle is still there.

  • FredQ it's just like when you published your app it takes a couple hours for google to update it. You know when you look at your app in the dev console and there's the button View in the Google Play store (next to app name) after you publish there is a triangle telling you it's going to be a couple hours till all users can see updated version when that goes away the yellow one should. it takes that long

  • Thanks, it's gone now. Just took an hour or so, as you said,

  • I tried upload x86 now, but google play said, that about 5000 devices will be deleted from support list...

  • Raiper341 you have to enable advanced settings then it allows you to upload both x86 and arm at the same time

  • IntelRobert Thanks for the info and update!

  • IntelRobert I get an error when I try to update intelXDK from the green arrow that appears on top"An error occurred with the update: cannot download an update since one is not available". then it goes back as if nothing happened. What should I do? would be great if the Build log showed what apache version was used =(

  • Sargas just go to the XDK website and get it from there

  • Sargas

    As stated in the known issues in the release notes:

    "When using the Updater functionality to get the new version of the Intel XDK, if the download takes more than two minutes, you may see a message stating "Cannot download an update since one is not available". Despite the message, the download is still continuing in the background and will complete unless your Internet connection is lost.

    Allow ample time for the download to complete, exit the Intel XDK and then restart. If the download completed successfully, you should now see the Install Update icon in the upper right hand corner of the Intel XDK toolbar next to the orange (?) icon."

  • We have published the cordova 3.5.1 update for crosswalk 7&8 (stable & beta in XDK). You don't need to install anything, just rebuild your app and resubmit to google play. I just published a test app and haven't seen a new cordova alert so I think we are okay. Thanks for your patience.

    Now I have a request for you. Many of you have been submitting both x86 and arm apk's to google play, but we need more. If you only submit the arm APK, it won't run on the 40 million tablets that Intel sold in 2014. It won't run on the new google nexus player (http://www.google.com/nexus/player/). Your users might get a black screen and give you a bad rating. My boss will come to my office and ask me why your game won't run on his phone.

    Submitting both arm and x86 just takes a few minutes. It's a simple way to improve the user experience for you users, and much easier than the hard work you put into making a game.

    The build email has a link to a zip file with arm and x86 apks. When you upload the APK in google play, there is a button in the top right that says 'switch to advanced mode' Click on it. Then upload the arm and x86 apk. Publish. That's it! If you have a problem, PM me.

    It's the single most important way to show your appreciation for XDK and Crosswalk, so please do it, and help spread the word.

    Didn't realise it was that easy, have uploaded both an arm and x86, thanks!

  • Sargas

    As stated in the known issues in the release notes:

    "When using the Updater functionality to get the new version of the Intel XDK, if the download takes more than two minutes, you may see a message stating "Cannot download an update since one is not available". Despite the message, the download is still continuing in the background and will complete unless your Internet connection is lost.

    Allow ample time for the download to complete, exit the Intel XDK and then restart. If the download completed successfully, you should now see the Install Update icon in the upper right hand corner of the Intel XDK toolbar next to the orange (?) icon."

    Thanks, that's exactly what happened, now I opened it and I see an install icon.

  • IntelRobert

    Working through rebuild, it seems to be necessary to update minor version number, prior to running build, to persuade GooglePlay dashboard to accept the new APKs

    Update: changing the version code on the Project/Build Settings/Crosswalk for Android page does _not_ seem to fix it. Still rejected by GooglePlay for having same version number...

    On examination the Crosswalk build seems to be failing to take the updated version numbers into account (the APK coming out has same version number as previous, despite uploading all the source again during build)

    Any ideas ? Will continue to work backwards towards Construct2...

    Further Update:

    XDK build process is broken, I think... It runs, but just FAILS to transfer the updated version number from Projects/Build Settings as described above. IntelRobert please advise how to force XDK to update the version number in the output .apk files

    My apologies if this is somehow obvious - I've searched around the web a bit and other people seem to be reporting same problem with XDK

    Final(!) Update:

    Worked after restart XDK. Suspect problem was me not the s/w. Definitely messy getting GooglePlay to accept updated apks though. Put both x86 and arm versions.

    Thank you for your time and help.

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