PM80494: SPLASH SCREEN FLICKERS WHEN THE USER STARTS UP AN APP IN IOS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Upon starting up an iOS WL app in either Xcode or the iOS
    Simulator, a quick flicker of a white screen is observed in the
    transition from the splash screen to the actual application.
    

Local fix

  • There is currently no work around for this issue.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users with iOS Worklight applications   *
    *                  on                                          *
    *                  devices as well as in the simulator.        *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Upon starting up an iOS WL app in       *
    *                      either Xcode or the iOS Simulator, a    *
    *                      quick flicker of a white screen is      *
    *                      observed in the transition from the     *
    *                      splash screen to the actual             *
    *                      application.                            *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    The wlclient.js code was programatically calling the hide
    splashcreen cordova code instead of letting cordova handle it
    via
    the cordova plist.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The programmatic removal of the splash screen in the wlclient
    code has removed default cordova plist value has been changed
    back to AutoHideSplashScreen = YES.  Warning logs were also
    added just in case the user changes this value mistakenly and
    cannot figure why the application will not start up.  By letting
    Cordova handling the splash screen removal the flickering no
    longer an issue.  Code was also added to the WLUpgrader to make
    sure the default plist value for AutoHideSplashScreen is set
    YES.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fixpack 5.0.5.0.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM80494

  • Reported component name

    MOBILE FNDTN EN

  • Reported component ID

    5725G9200

  • Reported release

    500

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-01-12

  • Closed date

    2013-01-12

  • Last modified date

    2013-01-12

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    MOBILE FNDTN EN

  • Fixed component ID

    5725G9200

Applicable component levels

  • R500 PSY

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Document information


More support for:

IBM Mobile Foundation

Software version:

5.0

Reference #:

PM80494

Modified date:

2013-01-12

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