4D for Mobile: What’s new in v19 R4

We are pleased to announce that a new version of 4D is available with new features for 4D for iOS and 4D for Android. Without further ado, let’s dive in:


For 4D for Android and 4D for iOS

  • Display object fields in your mobile application in human-readable format or in JSON format. Object fields are used to store various types of data in a 4D application, and now they are easily usable in mobile apps.
  • Improvement to generate your embedded data set.


For 4D for Android (already available in 4D for iOS):

  • All related data is managed in your application. 
  • Online actions are available. It’s possible to execute code on a 4D server to check data, execute calculations or add an entity.


Here is a table summarizing all the features available in 4D for Android or 4D for iOS. Plus, the features planned in our roadmap for 4D for Android.



Android iOS

Build native apps

A native app provides access to all platform and device-specific features.

Offline support

Have up-to-date data at hand… even when you’re offline.

User management

Use authentication to determine the identity and legitimacy of the person trying to log into your app.

Filter data

Restrict access to data depending on the user. Only the data that the user is authorized to access is available.

Data formatters

Format your data, for example, to represent numerical data to currencies or percentages. You can create your own formatters to convert strings, booleans, or integers to images, for example.

Multi-criteria search

Run search operations based on multiple fields and display filtered content in your generated app.

Create your own form templates

Extend the capabilities of your app by creating templates.

Add your icons

Use icons for more personalized and more beautiful apps.

Define the dominant color for your app

Use the dominant color of your app logo or select a color.

Pull to refresh

It’s possible to force a refresh at any time.

Debug your apps

Debug your generated apps on your device.

N to One relation

Display the relative data to a record in the list and detail form.

One to N relations

Display the relative data to a record in the list and detail form.

v19 R4

Custom Input Controls

Create a choice list from a table field or a JSON file.


Computed attributes in a list, detail form, and actions

Display computed attributes such as full name in your list or detail form.

Online actions

Its possible to modify an entity or entity selection in online mode.

v19 R4

Offline actions

Declare CRUD or custom actions for tables, selections, or entities, and they’ll automatically display at the right place, even when offline.


Object field formatter

Display object field in your mobile application in human-readable format or in JSON format.

v19 R4

v19 R4

Push notifications, deep linking… Planned

Stay tuned for more updates! Meanwhile, join the discussion on the 4D forum and let us know your thoughts about the new product.


Vanessa Talbot
• Product Owner •Vanessa Talbot joined 4D Program team in June, 2014. As a Product Owner, she is in charge of writing the user stories then translating it to functional specifications. Her role is also to make sure that the feature implementation delivered is meeting the customer need.Since her arrival, she has worked to define key features in 4D. She has worked on most of preemptive multi-threading new features and also on a very complex subject: the new architecture for engined application. Vanessa has a degree from Telecom Saint-Etienne. She began her career at the Criminal Research Institute as a developer for the audiovisual department. She has also worked in media and medical fields as expert in technical support, production as well as documenting new features.