After the how, the when

by Andrea Maioli on 07/03/2015

Last week Giovanni told us how we can use the new development tools for omnichannel applications available in the new editions of Instant Developer.

Today, I’d like to take this opportunity to lay out the 2015 roadmap for these editions; they’re not simply an evolution of previous versions, so they require a real beta program. This program launched in June, is now underway, and will wrap up in late September.

Currently the beta program is reserved for people who came to the event on May 29. During this program it is possible to use the IDE Cloud to develop and test your applications in browsers and mobile devices, but starting in October it will be possible to install them both on the managed cloud and on your own corporate servers, completely independently. Mobile applications can be sent to the Apple and Google app stores downloading the installation packages from these sites.

In terms of compatibility, I’d like to specify that online applications will be usable on HTML5 browsers and the data will be able to reside on SQLServer, Oracle, or Postgres databases. Offline applications on the other hand, can be used on iOS 8+ and Android 4.0+ devices.

In August, automatic synchronization services for mobile device databases will also be made available. Those who want to use this functionality should plan to move to iOS version 9, which also extends the use of offline databases to the new display classes that we’ve used.

Our friends abroad will need to be patient for a few more months. The international version of the new edition is slated for late 2015.

I hope that I’ve given you an overview of what’s coming up in the next few months, which will bring us to the release of a complete version in line with our predictions. But it doesn’t stop there: over the course of 2016, the new editions will be progressively expanded with new features and made increasingly integrated with Foundation.

If you’d like more information, I’ll be glad to respond to your comments.

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1 John Talbott 08/18/2015 at 7:15 PM

Anything new to share?

Can you elaborate on what you mean by “international version”? Is that referring to language localization or actual differences in the toolset?

How about a demo of what’s in the works … either live or on YouTube to help increase engagement and awareness?

Thanks,
JT

2 Andrea Maioli 08/24/2015 at 9:01 AM

Hi John, thanks for your interest in the new editions of Instant Developer. By “international version” we refer to language localization, so we need some time to translate the product and the documentation properly. We are confident to release it by the end of this year. In the next months we will show some examples of projects built with the new editions to keep our community aligned.

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