Important Changes FAQs
Developers who are working with end user customers with specific collaboration or business use case needs that rely on the Cisco Cius call control and security features may determine that there is value to continue with their development.What is Cisco AppHQ?
Cisco previously operated its own app store, called Cisco AppHQ. In January 2013, Cisco moved to using Google Play to share and download apps and the store was decommissioned in February 2013 and will close in June 2013.
I am a developer and had an app in Cisco AppHQ. What are the ramifications to me on the closure of Cisco AppHQ?
Developers with apps in Cisco AppHQ are advised to market their apps on Google Play if they have not already done so. Cisco AppHQ Developers will receive their revenue shares up to the point of the app store closure in the normal way. Developers remain responsible to support their apps sold on Cisco AppHQ.
I bought an App on AppHQ and need support. How do I contact the developer?
Get in touch with us, adding "AppHQ app support request" as the subject line and telling us the app name in the comments box and we will put you in touch with the developer.
I bought an App on AppHQ and want to buy it again. How can I do that?
If the app is not available on Google Play then get in touch with us, adding "AppHQ app purchase request" as the subject line and telling us the app name in the comments box and we will try to help you get in touch with the developer.
What is the Cius?
Cius is an ultra-portable, mobile collaboration business tablet that offers access to essential business applications and technologies. It is based on the open Android mobile operating system, providing developers a rich and powerful development platform for delivering innovative applications leveraging Cisco communications, collaboration and networking technology. Read more
Is it complicated to develop apps for the Cius?
No. If you're used to developing Android apps, then developing for the Cius will be easy for you. There'll be nothing new for you to learn. We've provided an SDK (which includes the Cius Android Virtual Device skin and installation instructions), code snippets, sample applications and other useful info to help you, and we're there if you need to ask us anything. Read more
How do I gain access to all the tools?
If you've already registered on the site you're on your way. If you've not yet registered, register here . The first time you try to access our developer tools you'll be prompted to sign our software user Terms and Conditions and then you'll have access to our developer tools.
What about integrating my app with the functionality of other Cisco products?
We've already provided some direction about integrating with other Cisco products in our " How To " section - look out for future updates, but here are a few to look at...
How to start an IM session with a specific user
WebEx APIS and Cius, Part 1
XMPP and Presence
How do I create an Activity without a title bar?
Just set the android:theme attribute in the manifiest file. For example: Within the
How can I size my application to best fit the Cius screen?
Keep in mind the following screen specifics when testing your app with Cius:
|Android Density category:||mdpi (medium)|
|Android Size category:||large|
Cius supports Android 2.2 (Froyo), which includes several nice mechanisms for dealing with varying screen sizes. In particular be sure to include resources for the medium density (mdpi), and be sure to update
<uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="3" android:targetSdkVersion="8" />
See the Google Android docs for more details: http://developer.android.com/guide/practices/screens_support.html
Is there an NDK available for the Cisco Cius?
A Cius Compatible Intel Architecture (IA) NDK is now available here.
The Intel Architecture NDK has the same basic functionality as the standard Android NDK, and the same process is used for building apps.
A great place to start is with the standard NDK "Getting Started" instructions, available here.
The only special requirement for building apps with the IA NDK is that you need to specify the x86 architecture and a target platform specific to Froyo. This can be acomplished by adding two additional parameters to the ndk-build command which is used to build NDK based projects.
Here is an example:
ndk-build TARGET_ARCH_ABI=x86 TARGET_PLATFORM=android-8
How do I find the MAC address of my Cisco Cius device?
You can find the MAC address of your Cius by going to the Settings Menu, then choose Wireless and Networks, then choose Ethernet settings. You should see the MAC address displayed.
I want to use ADB with my Cius device. How do install the Windows USB drivers?
Download (login required) the Cius USB Driver Installation instructions.
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