Cordova works great but getting an app ready for production has a major annoyance: creating all the icons and splash screens for Android and iOS.
You need to create over 20 splash screen files and ~50 icon files to cover all your bases for Android and iOS. And if you need to change something… maybe you’re better off grabbing a beer.
It would be pretty neat if Meteor had a solution where you:
- Upload a high resolution image of an icon and a splash screen
- Set the desired Cordova configuration visually
- Upon submit, get back a downloadable folder with the scaled images and mobile-config.js file pre-configured
I think we should build it. I’m up for designing it but need someone to help me with the back-end. Would someone like to do this with me, or would you guys be willing to crowdfund hiring someone off-shore? With the off-shore route, I think we can easily get it done in Rails/Django.
On a side note, I’ve seen some generators out there but I couldn’t get their stuff to fit with Meteor’s way. I think it would be really nice if we had an up-to-date, Meteor-specific solution. It could be designed to educate people about Cordova for Meteor as they use it too.