Google has recently deprecated version 1 of the Google Analytics SDK, on which GAPlugin was based. Accordingly, we have updated the plugin to use Google Analytics SDK v2. We have attempted to maintain backwards compatibility with the v1 plugin. However, depending on your usage, you may need to make some minor changes to your App.
We apologize for this in advance, but the version 2 SDK from Google is not fully backwards compatible with V1, making these changes beyond our control.
In an effort to focus the efforts of the PhoneGap Build development team, we will be ending support for all PhoneGap versions prior to 2.0 with our upcoming release of Phonegap 2.7. We're currently aiming to release 2.7 around May 15.
With the evolution of PhoneGap since 1.x, the Cordova architecture has gone through numerous improvements and redesigns. Removing support for 1.9 and earlier will allow us to simplify our infrastructure and improve the performance of PhoneGap Build.
Beginning on May 1, all PhoneGap Build iOS apps submitted to the Apple App store must be built with PhoneGap 2.5.0 or above.
Apple recently released news that there are two new requirements for submittal to their app store. Both requirements have been best practices for a while but these will become enforced on May 1st:
- Apps must be built for retina displays and for iPhone5 - new splash screen and icon support has been added to the config.xml to bring your apps up to date with this requirement. These changes are supported in PhoneGap 2.5.0+ only.
- Apps must not access or use device UDIDs - no work required for apps built with PhoneGap 1.7.0+.
Keep reading below on how to make your apps compliant.
Great news, the PhoneGap Build team has been working hard and we now support PhoneGap 2.5.0. Happy building!
In our next release, PhoneGap Build will be dropping support for versions 1.9.0 and below. We're taking this action as we've noticed a significant decline in builds using those versions and we would like to remain aligned with Apache Cordova/PhoneGap.
This change will greatly benefit the PhoneGap Build community by letting the Build team focus on maintaining a better quality of service for the newer versions. Users will also benefit from fewer regressions and faster fixes.
Still using PhoneGap 1.9.0 or earlier? We recommend upgrading to PhoneGap 2.5 and above.
If you have any questions, please ask over on Get Satisfaction.
Hey Build users! We've been working hard on Build over the last couple weeks. The progress we've made should help us provide a better user experience and quality of service.