AppStudio 8.0.5 released!

We’re pleased to announce that 8.0.5 has been released.

This release fixes a few problems and tidies up a few things. The internal save format of project has changed a bit, so keep a backup if you want to use this build with other releases.

Here’s what is new and fixed in the new release:

  1. BS3: Change icon color to red, so it looks more obsolete.
  2. BS4: Update Sketchy theme.
  3. Electron: Don’t include PWA files.
  4. Electron: Fix formatting error in electronMain.js.
  5. Electron: Use main icon, not PhoneGap icon.
  6. Offline Help: fixed on Windows (was OK on MacOS)
  7. PWA: Allow multiple apps on the same server by checking id when clearing cache.
  8. Samples: Fix problems with Camera samples. (Thanks, bsommer!)
  9. Samples: Update all PhoneGap config.xml properties

To install on MacOS Catalina, you may need to right click on the .dmg file. Apple has just increased the security requirements for apps, and one of the libraries we (and millions of others) use has not been updated to this standard yet.

The easiest way to get the update is on the Help menu – “Check for Updates…” or go here.

I have a PWA written in AS. I wrote another very small html app/file that also uses PWA techniques to run offline. It is not an AS app, just written with a few lines of code in Notepad++. But they did not work well together when residing in the same Server Folder. The small app would not run in offline mode. I placed the two in separate folders on my server and they both work in offline mode OK. Question: will version 8.0.5 solve this problem so they can both be in the same folder? If you are not sure let me know and when I get time I will test, just cannot do that testing at this time.

Thanks, John

Yes. This is the intent of change #7. The cache name now includes the title of the app, so different apps do not interfere with each other’s cache.


Thanks, John