Beverly, Mass., April 23, 2015 – Altova® (http://www.altova.com) today announced the availability of MobileTogether® 1.5. Version 1.5 includes more than 18 important new features and enhancements, adding even more power to this unique, multi-platform mobile development framework for building and deploying in-house app solutions.
“We are constantly working to add new features to make development of enterprise app solutions for iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, and Windows 8, faster and easier than you thought possible,” said Alexander Falk, president and CEO for Altova. “To that end, MobileTogether 1.5 includes an impressive number of features added in response to customer requests and real-world use.”
Here is a list of 10 highlights introduced in this release, which include enhancements to Actions and Action Groups that define behaviors of MobileTogether app solutions, new and enhanced UI controls, and new tools for improving developer efficiency.
- Send emails from the mobile client or the server
This new action permits MobileTogether app solutions to send emails in text or HTML format to one or more recipients and optionally include attachments. Developers can either specify sending from the standard email application installed on the mobile device where the user can see the message and confirm sending, or emails may be sent silently via the MobileTogether Server.
- Starting an app solution via a link that includes parameters
Now end users can start an app solution via a link that may optionally include parameters. Links can be used to construct email-based workflows. For example, when one user submits an expense report, the solution can automatically send the manager an email with a link that opens the MobileTogether solution on the manager’s mobile device to authorize the expense.
- Action Loops for repeated execution of a sequence of actions
Now MobileTogether allows developers to create loops of actions that can perform operations like sending personalized emails to a list of recipients, repeated execution of a database query with a changing parameter, retrieving data from a set of HTML sources, and much more.
- Multiple versions of the same solution may coexist on the server to accommodate outdated clients
This gives developers maximum flexibility for deploying updated solutions. The MobileTogether Server will automatically serve the version for the solution that is compatible with the user’s client.
- Client configuration via email link to simplify set-up for end users
Now, end users can simply click a link using their mobile device to automatically configure the free MobileTogether Mobile App with the proper MobileTogether Server settings, letting users access your company’s mobile solutions immediately.
- New horizontal line options, OnClick vs OnLongClick, and other UI control enhancements
A host of new control options make it easier than ever drag and drop to design a sophisticated UI for enterprise app solutions.
- Support for radio buttons
The radio button control is familiar from desktop user interfaces, but not natively available on all operating systems, so MobileTogether will supply its own implementation for devices where radio buttons do not exist.
- Unified data types for database tables
This is an improvement that makes it easier for developers to switch from one database to another. One major application is to create a solution that interacts with database tables using a local database for development and testing, then convert to an enterprise production database when the solution is deployed to mobile users.
9. Update display during execution
This new action allows the developer to update the display during execution of a series of actions. This will be useful when multiple time-consuming steps might need to be executed and the developer wants to keep the user informed of continued activity so a static display won’t be misinterpreted.
10. Automatic save for database tables without primary keys
In MobileTogether 1.5, tables without primary keys can be re-saved automatically. The Automatic Save command is far easier to use than writing individual SQL statements, especially for inexperienced users.
To learn more or download the free MobileTogether Designer to get started creating your first enterprise mobile solution now, visit: www.altova.com/mobiletogether.html. For a complete list of new features and enhancements visit: www.altova.com/whatsnew_mobiletogether.html.
Altova® is a software company specializing in tools that assist developers with data management, software and application development, mobile development, and data integration. The creator of XMLSpy® and other award-winning products, Altova is a key player in the software tools industry and the leader in XML solution development tools. The company offers a complete line of desktop developer software for XML, SQL, and UML; high-performance workflow automation server products; and a cross-platform mobile development platform. Altova focuses on its customers’ needs by offering a product line that fulfills a broad spectrum of requirements for software development teams. With over 4.8 million users worldwide, including 91% of Fortune 500 organizations, Altova is honored to serve clients from one-person shops to the world’s largest organizations. Altova is committed to delivering standards-based, platform-independent solutions that are powerful, affordable and easy-to-use. Founded in 1992, Altova is headquartered in Beverly, Massachusetts and Vienna, Austria.
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