New Releases. New Order.
posted on July 16, 2012 :: 3385 Views
We are extremely excited to announce some new versions and a natural rearrangement of the product labeling. The release of the second Preview version of the Enterprise Mobile framework today brings many new capabilities and features which some of them are listed below (and all are documented in the new user manual). In addition to the specific enhancements to the mobile framework, it is now merged with the .NETHTML5 version - this marks another step in realizing our vision of providing an easy-to-use one-stop platform to the HTML5 and mobile post-PC world.
This means that the .NETHTML5 version (Pro & Express Studio) automatically include the mobile framework and allow developers to develop HTML5 front-ends using classic .NET from within Visual Studio for either the desktop browser or mobile and tablet devices. This also enables using the same code base to serve both desktop and mobile devices and a new HTML rendering mechanism automatically selects the best rendering method according to the client in runtime.
As a result, the version which was formerly called .NETHTML5 is now becoming a branch of WINWEB that basically provides support for WINWEB applications that need to run on Android and Chrome. So we have now the WINWEB XSLT Front-end release and the WINWEB jQuery Front-end which is at a release level except the jQuery part.
The major new capabilities and features of the new .NETHTML5 and EnterpriseMobile are:
- Full support for the development of both HTML5 desktop and mobile application, allowing the creation of desktop, web and mobile applications from the same code base.
- Automatic selection of rendering mechanism by the browser, according to the best browser compatibility (IE, for example, renders faster with XSLT, Chrome with jQuery, and so on).
- Lighter HTML structure that improves performance and reduces rendering time.
- Fully HTML5 compatible document type (does not require Quirks mode in IE).
- Maximizing browser capabilities, by automatically identifying the support each browser has for HTML5 and CSS3 different capabilities.
- Full support of CSS3 Visual Effects - adding to controls or application themes a variety of visual effects, such as gradients, transitions, rotations, shadows, animations, and more.
- New Web 2.0 layout controls - StackPanel and stacked controls.
- 2 out-of-the-box sample mobile themes.
- Built-in native-like scrolls (iScrolls) for browsers without visible scroll bars.
- Optimize the balance between client and server responsibilities by moving activities to the client
- Provide offline capabilities as a fallback for periodically connectivity losses.
We also aired a demo app of a mobile front-end for a CRM (with the 2 sample themes) built with this new Preview 2 version. You can browse to it from Chrome, Safari or iOS and Android devices: http://126.96.36.199:8080/c
All versions and documentation can be downloaded here >>