ADF Mobile 184.108.40.206 tid-bits and updates
By Joe Huang on May 22, 2013
If you have recently migrated to ADF Mobile 220.127.116.11, or have just started ADF Mobile development, you may have seen some issues or puzzling tid-bits for the new version of ADF Mobile. Here are a few key items worth noting:
- You may have seen a little red icon on the upper left corner of application, and wondering if the framework somehow detected a bug in the mobile application. As matter of fact, it simply indicates the application has been deployed in debug mode. Deployment console window in JDeveloper also provides extra reminder that the application has been deployed in debug mode.
- Google recently released Revision 22 of the Android SDK Tools. Along with the update, Google has also made available a new SDK Zip download file containing a new "build-tools" folder. A few of the utilities necessary for deploying an ADF Mobile application has been moved into this folder, which would cause deployment errors if you are using this new version of the zip file. This only impact NEW download of the SDK zip file - if you have downloaded the zip file previously and simply updated the tool to Revision 22, deployment is expected to work as before. This only applies to brand new downloads of the zip.
- If you have downloaded the latest SDK Zip and unable to deploy, please see this blog entry for workarounds.
- This issue is planned to be addressed in one of the upcoming 18.104.22.168 patches.
- 22.214.171.124 introduced push notification support, and many of you are wondering how to actually leverage this feature. We are working on publishing further details on this topic - please keep watching this blog site. In preparation for implementing push notifications, it would also be helpful to understand how Apple Push Notification (APN) and Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) Service work, and their pre-requisites. APN and GCM both require some setup through the respective developer portals, regardless whether you are developing an app using ADF Mobile or just native tools.
- Xcode 4.6 has been released. While it was not fully certified, it is supported. This is also necessary for Xcode to properly recognize iOS devices running the latest iOS version.
- Android SDK Tools Revision 22 as referenced above has also been released. It is known to work although with the workaround required above if you are downloading the SDK Zip rather than just updating the SDK Tools from an existing installation.
- The ADF Mobile team is planning to release patches for 126.96.36.199 to address some late breaking issues. They will be released over the next few weeks through the JDeveloper update center. JDeveloper should notify you of these updates.
Hope this article helps to address some questions.