This question is addressed to people who have used android studio and now are working with Intel XDK,
What do you think are the main strengths of XDK against android studio? Ignoring the fact that exports to iOS and Windows.
What are the weaknesses?
They have used Xamarin Studio? What do you think?
Experiences of my student's are:
Most examples from Github dont't work with XDK 3491 and BLE - Arduino101
There are no complete tutorials of the structure of XDK ..... and a lot students are confused...me too.
I defined 15 Projects with Intel XDK and Arduino101 .. now we switched to Arduino Studio - since 1 Day and one project work.
Jürgen W. wrote:
Thank you for the answer,
So far I read, is Intel XDK "One solution for IoT applications and mobile app dev!". I thought it is a solution for the developement of Apps without restrictions on Server side - node.js.
Yes - all the examples are from Github.
It seems as if there is competition between Curie and Edison within Intel.
The apps you develop with the XDK do not require a server component. There are two fundamental types of apps that can be developed with the XDK:
The first type is a packaged app that can be deployed to Android, iOS and Windows devices. Cordova actually supports additional platforms, but those three are all we support with the XDK. When you use the XDK to create a mobile app you are creating a standard Cordova CLI application, where the CLI build system is located in the cloud. You can get more details about Cordova CLI apps here > http://cordova.apache.org/ <
Regarding Curie and Edison -- there are a variety of small CPU solutions that are coming out of Intel. Some of them are supported by the XDK and some are not.