Limitations of the Developer Apps

When possible, run your app as an application package in addition to running it in the developer app. Running as an application package provides the most accurate test results but running in the developer app is faster and does not require code signing your app.

When running apps in the developer app, keep in mind the following limitations.

Apache Cordova Core Plugins in the Developer App

TIP: For the most accurate list of supported modules, run the Platform companion app, tap Help & About, and tap Plugins for the Cordova developer app.

This table shows the core plugins that the developer app supports.

Plugin iOS Android Windows Phone
Device Motion (Accelerometer)
Battery Status
Camera
Media Capture (Capture)
Device Orientation (Compass)
Network Information (Connection)
Console  *
Contacts
Device
File (FileSystem)
File Transfer
Geolocation
Globalization
InAppBrowser
Keyboard  *  *
Media
Dialogs (Notification)
SplashScreen
StatusBar
Vibration
Whitelist

* This plugin is not applicable to the mobile platform.

Apache Cordova Integrated Plugins in the Developer App

TIP: For the most accurate list of supported modules, run the Platform companion app, tap Help & About, and tap Plugins for the Cordova developer app.

This table shows the integrated plugins that the developer app supports.

Plugin iOS Android Windows Phone
BarcodeScanner
ChildBrowser
PushPlugin
SQLite Plugin

Telerik Verified Plugins in the Developer App

TIP: For the most accurate list of supported modules, run the Platform companion app, tap Help & About, and tap Plugins for the Cordova developer app.

You can test the following plugins from the Telerik Verified Plugins Marketplace in the developer apps. Telerik Verified Plugins Marketplace plugins which are not listed here are not supported.

Plugin iOS Android Windows Phone
ActionSheet
AdMob
BarcodeScanner
Calendar
EmailComposer
Flashlight
Keychain
LocalNotification
Native Page Transitions
SocialSharing
SQLite by brodysoft
Telerik Analytics
Telerik AppFeedback
Toast

Custom Plugins in the Developer App

You cannot test custom plugins in the developer app.

Other Limitations

  • You can run the developer app only on iOS 6.0 or later devices.
  • You can run the developer app only on Android 4.0 or later devices.
  • You can run the developer app only on Windows Phone 8.0 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices.
  • You cannot test Apple Watch bundles.
  • You cannot test device orientation limitations in the developer app.
  • You cannot test changes in WMAppManifest.xml and config.xml for Windows Phone.
  • You cannot test changes in AndroidManifest.xml and config.xml for Android.
  • You cannot test changes in Info.plist and config.xml for iOS.
  • You cannot test device families limitations in the developer app.
  • You cannot test icons and splash screens in the developer app.
  • You cannot test Status Bar Style settings from the Properties for iOS 6.x.
  • On Windows Phone devices, you cannot load your app in the developer app via cable connection.
  • On Windows Phone devices, you cannot LiveSync changes to the developer app via cable connection.

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