- General Questions
- Building an app
- Extending the framework
- Android-specific Questions
- iOS-specific Questions
What types of native APIs does Tabris.js support?
We support sensor data, camera and many other APIs out of the box. Access to additional native APIs (like push notifications etc.) can be added with Cordova plugins.
Can I really single source an iOS and Android app?
Where can I see examples of what Tabris.js can do?
How can a framework that uses Cordova produce native apps?
Tabris.js uses Cordova in two ways: 1., to access native APIs via Cordova plugins and 2., to build apps via the Cordova CLI. Unlike a regular Cordova app, a Tabris.js app is built without HTML and its UI is truly native. Find out more about how Tabris.js and Cordova fill each other’s gap: [Apache Cordova vs Tabris.js] (http://eclipsesource.com/blogs/2015/03/02/apache-cordova-vs-tabris-js/).
How to use the "nightly" Tabris.js build?
Building an app
How can I build my apps locally?
There is also the
apply method which allows you to set properties on an entire widget hierarchy. This can be used to re-configure the widgets of a page, e.g. in case of an orientation or bounds change. Another reason to use
apply is to separate creation and configuration of widgets.
Is all of the framework Open Source?
Extending the framework
Is Tabris.js 100% compatible with Cordova plug-ins?
Most of the Cordova plug-ins will work out of the box but not all. This is because Tabris.js uses a native UI and no HTML5. As a result all plug-ins that manipulate the DOM will not work.
How can I test Cordova plug-ins?
In order to test additional plug-ins you will need to create a build. You can either create a release-ready version of your own app, or an enhanced version of the developer app which contains the additional plug-Ins. For the latter, set debug mode to
Is it possible to add native plugins written in Java or Objective-C?
Yes, it is possible. The ability to create native plugins is an Organization feature. If you are on a different plan, you can still extend the functionality by writing a Cordova plugin, through which Tabris.js can access native APIs.
Is my credit card data safe with you?
We don't store your credit card data. We use Braintree to process all payments, and it never passes your credit card information to us. Braintree is a certified Level 1 PCI DSS provider.
Why can't I get splash screens to work on Android?
Android discourages the use of a splash screen. The Holo and Material Design language explicitly state that one should not use it. Instead the app should focus on showing content as soon as possible. Therefore we have no plans to support this feature on Android.
How can I add additional Android manifest permissions?
If you are using Cordova plug-ins, the plug-ins themselves are responsible for adding all necessary permissions, in which case you don't need to handle them at all.
If you need to modify permissions by yourself at build time, you can create a build hook (official Cordova hooks guide).
My app gets stuck on "Installing" stage when I submit it to the App Store?
You have to use App Store provisioning profile if you want to submit the app to iTunes Connect for verification. Otherwise use Ad Hoc profile to run the app on your devices.