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Appeon for PowerBuilder 2013 R2 released!
Posted by Liz Robertson on 07 April 2014 02:45 PM

Appeon for PowerBuilder 2013 R2 has been released! Now Appeon is cross-os, allowing developers to take their PowerBuilder Applications not only to the Web, but also to iOS AND Android devices!

What’s New in this version?

2013 R2 not only adds support for Android, but includes hundreds of fixes, enhancements and improvements designed to simplify your cross-os development. Also, for more business-oriented apps, we've added some mobile APIs that developers can take advantage of to gain access to the native features of devices. 

Here are a few of the latest new features:

  • New platforms - Android support. 
  • New APIs - Supports more APIs to give developers access to the native features of devices, such as NFC on Android devices.
  • Offline Features - Work offline and sync the data once the network is connected.
  • Codeless UI Resizing – Adapt applications quickly and easily, to display properly on any iOS and Android mobile device without having to modify any code perform any calculations.
  • Cross-OS Native Mobile – Deploy a SINGLE code set as native mobile apps to leading mobile OS (iOS & Android), even if using the mobile device SDK (camera, GPS, printer, ect.).
  • PB Features - Supports the same PB feature sets for Android as iOS.

Check out the full list of New Features.

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Appeon Mobile 1.0 Features
Posted by Liz Robertson on 29 May 2013 02:27 PM

You can now get a 30-day free trial from our website.

 Appeon Mobile 1.0 has the following primary features:

  • Powerful Desktop-like Apps
  • Codeless UI Resizing 
  • Multitasking User Interface 
  • Mobile OS API supported
  • Always Up-to-Date
  • Cross-platform Server 
Find a detailed list of what's new and other Appeon Mobile features click here
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Appeon Mobile 1.0 Released!
Posted by Liz Robertson on 29 May 2013 12:11 PM

Appeon Corporation announced the general availability of Appeon Mobile, the first cross-OS native-technology MEAP (mobile enterprise application platform) for SAP developers. Appeon Mobile works with most SAP technology infrastructure products, including SAP PowerBuilder, NetWeaver, Afaria, SQL Anywhere, Adaptive Server Enterprise, IQ and HANA. Unlike typical MEAP, Appeon Mobile is powered by native technology that delivers the best performance, memory management, application features, and user interface. Appeon Mobile is also the first MEAP to deliver new multi-tasking user interface paradigm that empowers users to work with multiple screens of a single application in an intuitive and familiar manner.

“SAP PowerBuilder is the easiest and most productive IDE I have ever laid eyes on,” said Armeen Mazda, CEO, Appeon Corporation. “We chose to leverage PowerBuilder for the design-time of Appeon Mobile so we could truly make building mobile apps a piece of cake. This allowed us to focus our engineering efforts on the performance and features. Our early adopters confirm that Appeon Mobile is superior in performance and features to popular mobile frameworks, such as Titanium, Phone Gap, and Sencha.”

Appeon Mobile enables SAP developers to rapidly build mobile applications with the PowerBuilder IDE. Existing programming skills as well as existing code and DataWindows can be leveraged. Now mobile applications can be built in just weeks instead of months using one development tool for all popular mobile platforms: iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.

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What's new with Appeon Mobile Beta 3.0?
Posted by Liz Robertson on 30 March 2013 11:47 AM

Find a full list of all the latest features of Appeon Mobile Beta 3.0!

New PowerBuilder Features:

1. Upper and Lower String functions are supported.
2. DragAuto property for all controls is supported.
3. KeyDown event will be triggered when Done is tapped in the iOS virtual keyboard.
4. AppeonFileService object is supported.

New Mobile API:

The following iOS API types are added to the Appeon Workaround PBL and can be used by Appeon Mobile applications when running on iOS.

Category Object Description
Media eon_mobile_mediaex Plays a media file using the device’s media player.
Camera eon_mobile_cameraex Captures or selects a photo or video using the device’s camera.
Notification eno_mobile_notificationex Sends a notification to the notification bar.
Barcode eon_mobile_barcodeex Reads the information of a barcode or a QR code.
Device eon_mobile_deviceex

New APIs are added to obtain and set the visibility state of the iOS system status bar:

  • of_getstatusbarvisible
  • of_setstatusbarvisible

Performance Enhancements:

Performance and memory pool have been further optimized on top of Beta 2.0. Memory usage has been reduced by at least 50%. And performance in most cases will be 2X faster.  The performance and memory improvements are more apparent on larger and more complex applications.

Expanded Platform Support:

  1. Supports both .NET as well as J2EE servers.  Supported J2EE servers include JBoss, WebSphere Community Edition, WebSphere, WebLogic, SAP NetWeaver, Sybase EAServer, and JEUS.
  2. Supports ASE native database driver.

New Appeon Workspace Features:

  1. SSL verify peer & SSL verify host: supports SSL peer verification and host verification to ensure data safety.
  2. Close All Apps: supports to close all apps that are running in the foreground and background in Appeon Workspace.
  3. Re-design icons to be more intuitive.
  4. Other usability improvements to Appeon Workspace.

New Appeon Developer Features:

  1. Native mobile app package tool: allows users to package the mobile application as a standalone application that can be built into an IPA file using the Apple Xcode tool.
  2. PBT/PBL list auto check: automatically detects if new PBLs have been added to the PBT and updated the PBL list.
  3. Config Wizard/Configure tool enhancements: adds new options such as device type, app display name, and new PBT display style.
  4. Appeon Developer supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8.

New Demo Applications:

A new demo (Order Demo) is specially designed for the iPhone form factor.

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Appeon Mobile Beta 3.0 System Requirements
Posted by Liz Robertson on 29 March 2013 11:28 AM


Appeon has released the system requirements for Appeon Mobile Beta 3.0, including:

  • Mobile devices supported
  • Software and Hardware Requirements
  • List of database servers supported

You can find the full list of them here.

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Live Webcast: How to Develop Mobile Apps with Appeon Mobile
Posted by Liz Robertson on 29 March 2013 10:20 AM

PBTVApril 4, 2013, 8AM PST, Armeen Mazda will be hosting a PowerBuilderTV webinar on "How to Develop Mobile Apps with Appeon Mobile". This live webcast will walk you through the process of configuring, developing, and deploying your mobile project with Appeon Mobile for PowerBuilder. You will learn how to configure your application target, configure application server connection cache, identify PowerBuilder features unsupported on mobile devices, and deploy your application as a native mobile app on an iPad or iPhone. This will be followed by a Q&A session at the end. This session is highly recommended for those considering or planning on using Appeon Mobile to develop cross-OS native mobile apps.

Reserve your seat here

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