Zuznow Platform Upgrades to Apache Cordova 6

Zuznow Platform Upgrades to Apache Cordova 6

Apache Cordova is an open-source mobile development framework. As a stand alone technology it aspires to allow mobile developers to use standard web technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript for cross-platform development.

When we first launched our downloadable app solution within the Zuznow platform, we chose Cordova to provide the wrapper for the WebView produced by the Zuznow automatic responsive and adaptive engines. By using Cordova, we are mixing native application components with a WebView and enable access to device-level APIs. You can also use it to develop a plugin interface between native and the WebView components.

Our decision to use Cordova is part of the company’s open–source philosophy; Cordova enables our clients to rely on standards-compliant API bindings and to access each device’s sensors, data, and network status – based on their needs and requirements. Using an open source, we and our clients enjoy all recent developments and updates of the forefront of technology.

On February 8th, 2016 owners of Google Play accounts received warning regarding Hybrid Applications based on Apache Cordova open-source framework.

Versions of Cordova framework prior to 4.1.1 are considered vulnerable and after May 9th no new uploads or updates based on these versions will be allowed in the Google Play. Full technical details about potential vulnerabilities can be found in the Google Help Center.

As we are committed to security and innovation we are currently upgrading all clients to Apache Cordova 6.

Beyond the security issue related, the new Cordova version offers the following new features:

  • support for Android 6.x (Marshmallow)
  • improved support for iOS 9
  • support for WKWebView
  • tightened security
  • better plug-ins version management.