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NativeScript Sidekick

Release Notes

v1.10.0 - 23 May 2018

To run NativeScript Sidekick, you need to have NativeScript CLI version 4.0.2 or later installed on your machine.

  • New user interface for the main Sidekick view
    We have updated the user interface of the main Sidekick view to be more intuitive and easy to use. The most notable change is related to the run on device feature - to access the Run on Device view, you need to open the Devices tab from the left side toolbar.

v1.9.0 - 13 April 2018

  • Generate application assets for all mobile platform from a single image
    Provide a single icon or splash screen source image and Sidekick will use it to generate app assets (icons and splash screens) for all mobile platforms. For more information about the app assets generation, see Assets Management.

  • Enable webpack for cloud and local builds in debug configuration
    Enable the webpack option in debug builds to bundle your code and improve the performance of your application during the development process. For more information about webpack and how to use it in Sidekick, see Bundle Your Code with Webpack.

v1.8.0 - 27 March 2018

  • Manage the dev dependencies of your app directly from Sidekick
    The Plugins tab of App Settings now lists the devDependencies of your app. They are marked by the dev tag and you can add new or remove existing ones from your project the same way you do with the ordinary dependencies. For more information about plugins management in Sidekick, see Plugins Management.

  • Quickly access the folder that stores the Sidekick logs
    To access the folder containing the logs, you should open Sidekick and select HelpShow Logs from the top menu. You can inspect the logs to identify build errors or share them in GitHub issues or support tickets.

v1.7.0 - 09 March 2018

  • Enterprise authentication for your mobile app
    You can connect your app to an enterprise authentication provider via OAuth 2, OpenID Connect or SAML-Redirect. For more information about the enterprise authentication and how to configure it, see Using Enterprise Authentication.

v1.6.0 - 09 March 2018

  • The NativeScript CLI logs are now visible in Sidekick
    You can find the logs inside the All tab of the Output pane. The NativeScript CLI logs contain the (CLI) prefix to make them distinguishable from the Sidekick logs.

v1.5.0 - 16 February 2018

  • Introducing industry specific app templates
    The Patient Care and Health Survey templates can be accessed from the Industry tab in the Create App view. Both templates leverage the Progress Health Cloud and use Kinvey for back-end.

  • New user interface for the app creation view
    The Create App dialog is no longer a separate window and the user interface is updated to reflect the addition of the industry specific templates. For more information about creating apps, see Create App From Template.

v1.4.0 - 12 February 2018

  • Switch between available accounts
    Members of multiple shared accounts can use the newly introduce user interface to quickly switch between all available accounts. For more information, see Switch Accounts.

v1.3.0 - 01 February 2018

  • Open apps in your favorite code editor directly from Sidekick
    You can use the newly added Open in Editor button to quickly open the code of your application in a predefined code editor. For more information, see Configure Code Editor.

v1.2.0 - 23 January 2018

  • Enable webpack for cloud and local builds in release configuration
    Enable the webpack option in release builds to bundle your code and improve the performance of your application. For more information about webpack and how to use it in Sidekick, see Bundle Your Code with Webpack.

v1.1.0 - 21 December 2017

  • Modify your proxy settings
    On Windows systems, you can configure the proxy settings of Sidekick and the NativeScript CLI directly from the client. For more information, see Configure Proxy Settings.

  • Initial environment verification
    When you launch the NativeScript Sidekick client, it will check if you have Node.js and NativeScript CLI installed on your machine. If any of those dependencies are missing, Sidekick will offer to download and install them automatically. This verification is available only when you run Sidekick on Windows and macOS systems.

v1.0.0 - 07 November 2017

  • NativeScript Sidekick is officially released!
    With the official release, we are introducing subscriptions. You can choose between several types of subscriptions, each offering different benefits. For more information, see the official NativeScript Sidekick purchase page.