Eclipse RAP mobile 0.5.6 released
Yet another release for Eclipse RAP, as they head towards a big version.
Around two weeks on from their last update, the Eclipse RAP mobile team have announced their latest release for the iOS and Android widget toolkit, in Eclipse RAP mobile 0.5.6.
The updates are coming thick and fast for the multi-platform SWT-based toolkit, with some new features appearing in both versions of the mobile client. Now RAP mobile is capable of handling client-side non-UI objects to model the local capabilities of your phone or tablet. The team developed a geolocation object to support the GPS receivers in mobile devices to demonstrate how this works.
Another demo named ‘Dashboard’ has surfaced as well, which is derived from a German open information project that graphically displays information about delays in national rail traffic. Both are well worth checking out to learn deft tricks with the toolkit.
Solely for Android, there’s the inclusion of the Canvas and GC (graphical context) APIs which progress things a lot for green droid developers and allow a degree of flexibility when creating individual UI elements within a widget.