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As of April 2020 all new iOS PhoneGap Apps must use the Alpha WkWebview Plugin

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  • As of April 2020 all new iOS PhoneGap Apps must use the Alpha WkWebview Plugin

    Released today:

    We've been anticipating this for over a year and have addressed all of the known issues with the stock PhoneGap WkWebView plugin with our own Alpha WkWebView plugin. This plugin uses the iOS WkWebView and has been specifically modified to support the requirements of Alpha Anywhere and Instant Update. The Alpha WkWebView also includes support for cookies, access to local device files, display and editing of PDF, image and movie files and numerous other features.

    For full documentation on the Alpha WkWebview Plugin, see:

    It is important that any developer publishing iOS apps with Alpha Anywhere and PhoneGap Build make the switch to using the Alpha WkWebView. The Alpha Developer community has been instrumental in helping us develop and debug this plugin over the past year. If anyone runs into any problems with the Alpha WkWebView plugin please let us know.
    Bob Moore

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    Re: As of April 2020 all new iOS PhoneGap Apps must use the Alpha WkWebview Plugin

    Hi Bob,

    Just to let you know that we have been using it and it works fine!


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      Re: As of April 2020 all new iOS PhoneGap Apps must use the Alpha WkWebview Plugin

      I have an app on the apple store.
      I am using the alpha wkwebview.
      I am building it via phonegap built.
      while publising I still received the bellow message from apple:
      is there something I should do ?
      I am using alpha build: 6012 5338
      I uploaded the app via xcode 9..

      Thank you for any help

      "Dear Developer,

      We identified one or more issues with a recent delivery for your app, "SKP WALLET." 2.0.4 (2.0.4). Your delivery was successful, but you may wish to correct the following issues in your next delivery:

      ITMS-90725: SDK Version Issue - This app was built with the iOS 12.1 SDK. Starting April 2020, all iOS apps submitted to the App Store must be built with the iOS 13 SDK or later, included in Xcode 11 or later.

      ITMS-90809: Deprecated API Usage - Apple will stop accepting submissions of apps that use UIWebView APIs starting from April 2020 . See for more information.

      After you’ve corrected the issues, you can upload a new binary to App Store Connect.

      Best regards,

      The App Store Team"


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        Re: As of April 2020 all new iOS PhoneGap Apps must use the Alpha WkWebview Plugin

        PhoneGap issue in iOS with Alpha WkWebView installed.

        When the keyboard causes the display to shift up when you then collapse the keyboard the screen does not shift down again. Please see the video below for a demonstration using Dion's GiantKillerTraining 204 PhoneGap Alpha Sports App. I am having the same issue with my App as well.
        David Weinstein
        Best Tech
        [email protected]t


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          Re: As of April 2020 all new iOS PhoneGap Apps must use the Alpha WkWebview Plugin

          Response from Selwyn on this issue:

          It’s known iOS core WkWebView bug that occurs with or without PhoneGap in iOS apps.

          Adding the following to the field on blur event will resolve the problem.
          David Weinstein
          Best Tech
          [email protected]t


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            Re: As of April 2020 all new iOS PhoneGap Apps must use the Alpha WkWebview Plugin

            It seems the last 2 posts are not related to this thread :(
            I have an application on the app store and I am afraid not be able to update it starting april 2020
            any solution to this or I have to find an alternative :(



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              Re: As of April 2020 all new iOS PhoneGap Apps must use the Alpha WkWebview Plugin

              ITMS-90809 I believe can be corrected bu using the Alpha WkWebView which is what I recently did on my Mobile App with a bit of time testing and working out some bugs.

              ITMS-90725 isn't an issue with Alpha Software but rather with Adobe, It seems Adobe is killing/abandoning PhoneGap Build and may not actually have the update for iOS 13 SDK.

              I asked Alpha Support about this and also posted it as a question on the March 11th Alpha Anywhere Webcast
              Answers as follows:
              1) AA generates a complete PhoneGap project that can then be built in Xcode on a Mac so you wouldn't need PhoneGap Build
              2) Adobe may actually have an update before the deadline.
              3) Alpha may create a payed service to create the ipa for you
              4) Alpha will find a new service to use (long term)

              I think they also said that if you have an App already approved you can still submit updates using 12.1 till November but I'm not sure I heard that right. You should take a listen as it was at the very end of the webcast.
              David Weinstein
              Best Tech
              [email protected]t


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                Re: As of April 2020 all new iOS PhoneGap Apps must use the Alpha WkWebview Plugin

                Thank you for your answer.
                While searching the net I found a product called "MONACA CLOUD IDE" it does almost the same job as phonegap build but it is updated.
                I uploaded the alpha zip phonegap project, it did import it. but it is giving an error while building the app.
                I have to read a little bit about it and understand how it works. I think it should be something easy but I have no experience with cordova and phonegap.
                I was relying on alpha and phonegap build to make the job done. :(
                I will let you know if find something ...

                Thank you
                Last edited by PaulAmmoun; 03-13-2020, 06:15 AM.