Crosslight 2.0 Update 4 has arrived with tons of new features! New syncing services with push notifications, major improvements for iOS, stability improvements to Enterprise App Framework, and more. iOS now supports even more buttery-smooth scrolling, automatic dynamic cell height support, automatic aspect ratio calculation in thumbnail, automatic selection persistence in navigation drawer, and more. Check out the full release notes here.
In addition to hotfixes, we’re now updating the Mobile Studio installers for both Mac and Windows on every release (instead of just service pack or major release). With all our deployment processes automatically taken care, we want to make sure you get the latest product bits on every available channel, whether it’s from the update manager, access from your account, or through the trial download site. Furthermore, the new installers now clearly show the version of the Crosslight build to increase visibility of new installer builds.
If you haven’t downloaded the latest installer, grab it now here! This upgrade is free for all customers with existing subscription.
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.
In my previous blog post, I’ve covered how to create a new business app using the Crosslight Project Wizard. Today, I would like to share how to handle push notifications in Crosslight apps using the new Unified Push Notification Services introduced in recent release. This video will cover push notifications for Crosslight-powered iOS, Android and Windows Phone applications. You will also learn how Crosslight has streamlined all the push notifications intricate processes such as registering the device with the platform store service (App Store, Play Store and Windows Store), obtaining the device token and saving it to the WebAPI database. Without further ado, check out the video below.
You have seen how Crosslight elegantly streamlines and handles push notification-related processes into streamlined entry points. To learn more about this topic, visit our developer center: Handling Push Notifications, which outlines the concepts and architecture of the Crosslight push notifications. If you have any questions, feel free to post it in our community forum, or drop us a mail.
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!