qx.ui.mobile.embed.Canvas was already added to qx.Mobile with version 2.1. We now added a little drawing example to the qx.Mobile showcase to give you an idea of what is possible with it. The qx.Mobile canvas just wraps the HTML5 canvas and you are able to apply all native canvas methods. Give it a try!
We tested qx.Mobile on a Windows Phone 8 device last week. We are proud to announce that qx.Mobile works great and smoothly on Windows Phone 8. As expected, the support of Internet Explorer 10 helped to master the Windows Phone 8 support, too.
As PhoneGap supports Windows Phone 8 in near future, you will be able to deploy your qx.Mobile application to the Windows Phone Store.
Windows 8, Windows RT and Internet Explorer 10 were officially launched a few days ago. That is why we prepared qx.Mobile to support Internet Explorer 10. It is the standard browser on Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows RT. Windows RT is typically installed on Windows tablets, like the “Surface” tablet. The recent adjustments now enable you to reach a new target audience on Microsoft mobile devices with your qooxdoo Mobile apps.
Handling MSPointer Events
The Indigo mobile theme was enhanced to work with Internet Explorer 10. Additionally we prepared the mobile framework to listen to Microsoft’s new pointer events. The benefit of these pointer events: you do not have to worry whether mouse, finger or pen is used to interact with the app. The pointer events nicely encapsulate all of those. Because qx.Mobile is able to handle them, your application will be usable on Windows tablets, no matter what input type the user has chosen.
A Big Step Towards Windows Phone 8 Support
With these changes qx.Mobile also made a big step towards supporting the new Windows Phone 8 platform. Phone 8 has a built-in Internet Explorer which uses the same rendering engine as Internet Explorer on Windows 8. We are going to test qx.Mobile on Windows Phone 8, as soon as it is available.
Give it a try: Open the latest devel version of the Mobile Showcase in Internet Explorer 10.
Please send us your feedback, and open bug reports for issues you encounter. We appreciate your support for testing Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8 on your new devices. Thanks!
There is a new widget in qx.Mobile: qx.ui.mobile.dialog.Picker.
As a user you can now choose a value from a given set of values. One advantage compared to a typical select box: the picker has a much better usability for large numbers of values to choose from. Moreover, it is possible to let a user pick multiple values at once – in a single picker by simply adding multiple picker slots. The picker widget is able to display as many slots as you need. Its appearance reminds of the spinning wheel widget you may know from Android and iOS devices. With the picker it is now possible to create a DateTime Chooser for qx.Mobile.
See this new picker widget in action at the qx.Mobile showcase!