4D for Mobile: What’s new in v19 R3

We are pleased to announce that a new version of 4D is available with new features for 4D for iOS and 4D for Android.

WHAT’s in it?

For both 4D for iOS and 4D for Android:


For 4D for iOS only:

  • You can create action input controls of type choice list. The choice list can be a predefined list in a JSON or a dynamic list filled using a data source.
  • In your actions and input controls, you can use computed attributes to simplify your code.


For 4D for Android only:

  • The N to one relation is available, so you can display relative data in a list, and decide which field(s) from the related table to publish in your app
  • You can test and debug the generated application on your device.


Several blog posts detailing the different features are listed in this post.

Summary table

Here is a table summarizing all the available features in 4D for Android or 4D for iOS, and 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.

Custom data formatters

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 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.

v19 R3

N to One relation

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

v19 R3

Custom Input Controls

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


v19 R3

Computed attributes in list and detail form

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

v19 R3

v19 R3

Computed attributes in actions

Use computed attributes in actions.


v19 R3

One to N relations, actions, 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.