Tag Archives: Windows Phone 8

Video Tutorial: Getting Started with Crosslight Samples

We have just released two new video tutorials to help you get started with Crosslight samples. The first video is to help you get started with the offline and simpler samples, using predefined folders that comes with every installation of Mobile Studio, while the latter video is to help you configure the more advanced samples which utilizes the WebAPI feature. The second video is particularly useful, since there are some configurations that need to be ensured when using WebAPI on IISExpress. We have also updated the samples repository page to help you identify which samples need to use the WebAPI feature.

Getting Started with Crosslight Samples:

Configuring WebAPI-enabled Crosslight Samples:

Visit the Developer Center for a comprehensive documentation on Crosslight. If you have any questions, feel free to post it in our community forum, or drop us a mail.

Crosslight 2 Update 2 is here!

As our enduring commitment towards agile development standards and compliance with CMMI Level 5, we’re happy to announce that the second update for Crosslight 2 is here! This update is a maintenance release which includes many new features and significant enhancements to the enterprise application framework and Crosslight core components. It also improves the overall stability for Android’s tab fragment and activity components.

Crosslight now supports batch update in sorted collections, with smooth animations and transitions. Not only that, our APIs are improved with a more modern async calls, which improves response time and usability of your Crosslight applications. Android form builder now also includes a new DateTime picker component that complies to the standard Holo theme. When Android L arrives, don’t worry, the look and feel of your apps will automatically comply to take advantage of the sleek look and feel of the new Android version. By popular demand, iOS now supports content navigation within the master detail component.

Without further ado, head over to our git repository to obtain this update. All Crosslight samples associated to this update have also been merged to the master branch. You can download or clone them here. Also visit our Developer Center for full changelog on this update. Expects more updates rolling out regularly, with more exciting features.

Till next time,
Nicholas Lie

Video Tutorials: Understanding Screen Navigation in Crosslight – 2

We have posted another video tutorial to help you better understand how screen navigation works in Crosslight apps. In this video we covered the tabbed navigation and the most popular navigation pattern seen in mobile apps nowadays, the navigation drawer. This video will highlight the features of the two and also how you can easily integrate the navigation drawer into your Crosslight-enabled apps. See the rest of the video for more details.

You have seen how Crosslight greatly takes care of the intricate details of the navigation in overall mobile apps development: whether it is push, modal, list, tabbed, or the navigation drawer, so you can focus on what is really important for your app, all done right within the centralised and streamlined view model development pattern. So, grab a copy of Mobile Studio on our site to see for yourself! In the next video, I will explain how you can create your own custom service into Crosslight development.

To learn more about Crosslight navigation, check out Designing Consistent Navigation Interface in our online documentation. Should you have any further questions, feel free to raise a thread in our forum. Stay tuned for more Crosslight video tutorials. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel as well!

Nicholas Lie