Ready for a Shiny New Magic App?
Magic Software has released Magic xpa 2.5, the new version of the application platform that readers of this blog have known and loved for a long, long time. In addition to the new version, a new Mobile Accelerator Framework has been unveiled.
The mobile accelerator framework includes capabilities for improved user experience design, an application panel for tile-based menus, a log-in screen generator, enhanced charting for mobile, Google maps integration for location based services, and an application audit trail utility.
As announced in today's press release: "The proven, code-free, metadata-based Magic xpa Application Platform provides an easy-to-use, highly-productive and cost-effective development and deployment environment that lets organizations and ISVs quickly create multi-channel mobile and desktop business apps. Mobile enhancements in the Magic xpa 2.5 release include:
Enriched User Experience: New form animation and color options, enhanced navigation features including native tab bars and navigation drawers, support for customized keyboards and additional native controls.
Greater Platform Extensibility: Streamlined integration between the Magic platform and native code lets developers add more native capabilities.
Improved Developer Productivity: Improved native integration environment makes developers more productive.
Push Notifications: Developers can add push notifications across iOS and Android devices.
Support of Additional Databases and Technologies: Compatible with latest database versions (e.g. Oracle 12) and technologies (e.g. message queuing services).
Magic is also introducing its Mobile Accelerator Framework that includes pre-built component-based development modules and best practices. The reusable components speed development and reduce resources required to create multi-platform mobile applications.
Magic Mobile Accelerator Framework contains standard components for a wide variety of important features, including: User Interface and Display, Navigation, Graphs and Charting, Location Services, Synchronization, Device and Application Auditing, and more. More information about Magic’s new Mobile Accelerator Framework can be found on the Magic website."