What will be in In.de 12?

by Luca Baldini on 11/20/2012

Version 11.5 of Instant Developer has been out a little over a month, and a few of you have already gotten in touch with me to find out what will be in 12. So I thought it might be interesting to let you know here.

Microsoft has recently published its new operating system, and the anticipated new Surface is arriving in Europe as well. We want to ride the wave and give you the best tool for meeting the demands of the market, so the leading topic in version 12 will be guaranteeing compatibility with Windows 8, supporting Internet Explorer 10 for web and mobile applications produced with Instant Developer. We’re also developing the new native shell. When it’s done, you’ll be able to run the same application on iOS, Android, and Windows 8: Write once, run everywhere!

But we can’t just stop with Windows 8. So in version 12 we also expect to introduce the following innovations:

  • you’ll have the option to use classes as data sources for Reports, and therefore to create PDFs directly from objects not on a database;
  • there will be a new graphical theme that you’ll be able to use in your applications with just a few clicks using the Theme Editor released in version 11.5;
  • you’ll be able to read Barcodes and QRCodes using Caravel or the native installation package. It seems like one of the most pressing requests in recent months from developers using In.de: it’s time to implement this functionality;
  • it’ll be possible to create PDFs directly from the offline application if it is run inside the native shell; that way, we can print books to PDF, and using third-party apps, send them directly to local printers;
  • in addition, there are improvements slated for both the Instant Developer IDE and the Team Works module.

This is the list of new items we expect, but we’d like to do even more. We are implementing a new system that will let you follow the progress of each new version of In.de in real time, and even vote on the proposals you send us through the forum. But someone else will let you know more about that in the next few weeks.

A few more months of work and we’re there!

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