We recently announced big news in our platform: the possibility to publish standalone apps powered with the iOS 8 new WKWebview. Today, we are glad to announce a new Cordova plugin for publishing Cordova/Phonegap powered with the WKWebView that you can use right in your terminal.
Webview+ for iOS (and Android!)
Our engineering team worked very hard to create the Webview+ for Android (more info on how to use it here), a uniform webview on any Android 4.x device based on all the power of Chromium. We are glad to announce the Webview+ for iOS, a plugin for cordova apps that provides a replacement for the UIWebView that includes the Nitro JS engine based on the WKWebView.
If you are a HTML5 app developer, you probably know that iOS HTML5 capabilities are still lagging far behind. The WKWebView solves most of the common problems of HTML5 on iOS and even increases the features that you can use.
Create a Cordova app using the WebView+
Install the latest version of CocoonJS CLI (this is really important)
$ sudo npm install -g cocoonjs
Create a Cordova project and add the Webview+ for ios:
$ cocoonjs create MyProject
$ cd MyProject
$ cocoonjs platform add ios
$ cocoonjs plugin add com.ludei.ios.webview.plus -d
If you already have a Cordova/Phonegap project just run the following command
$ cocoonjs plugin add com.ludei.ios.webview.plus
And now your project is powered with the Webview+. You can test it by running this command:
$ cocoonjs emulate
$ cocoonjs run
- Announce of the CocoonJS Webview+ for iOS8. Read this blog post to see the amazing results of our benchmarks comparing WKWebView and UIWebView.