The 4D for iOS data synchronization process has been redesigned from scratch in 4D v18 R5!
As you probably already know, 4D for iOS allows you to extend a subset of your physical structure to mobile devices and consult your data offline in a very efficient way.
4D v18 R5 includes a new great feature: Deep linking. That’s cool, but what the heck is it?
Here’s an example:
Have you ever gotten an email from Netflix asking if you want to continue watching a movie that you stopped halfway through? You click the link, but it doesn’t take you to the Netflix home page or launch the application on your phone. Instead, clicking the link opens the player, and resumes the movie exactly where you stopped.
That’s deep linking! It allows users to open a specific view in their app just by clicking on a URL (significantly improving the user experience and increasing user retention and engagement).
4D for iOS already provides the ability to build detail forms from the Forms section. Starting with 4Dv18R4, we’ve added even more flexibility for building detail form templates. Here’s how.
4D solutions have always been safe and stable. This is because 4D invests heavily in developing and updating security features. 4D continues this focus in 4D v18 R4 with a new feature to further enhance its security toolkit. A new class providing a set of methods to perform common cryptographic operations is now available: CryptoKey class.
4D v18 R4 delivers a very exciting feature … Push notifications. These are messages sent directly to the user’s mobile device from your app. Push notifications provide users with relevant information to encourage them to engage with an app. As of this feature release, 4D for iOS not only allows doing so but also allows you to do it with ease!
For email authentication, 4D for iOS also makes your life easier.
Monitoring access to your mobile app is a very important capability that deserves further consideration. Email validation is one of the simplest and most secure ways to determine the authenticity and legitimacy of the person trying to log into your app. 4D for iOS enables you to easily handle this validation process by verifying that an email comes from whom it claims to be sent from, and by allowing you to block harmful uses of the email.
Very cool stuff is coming in 4D for iOS with 4D v18 R3! To make a long story short, 40+ ready-to-use templates are at your disposal and you have access to an additional integrated Gallery which can be used directly from the project editor. The gallery is based on a dynamic list of up-to-date templates from GitHub. Feel free to use and test the templates and even share your own custom-designed templates with other developers!
In a previous version of 4D for iOS, we introduced Many to One relations. 4D v18 completes the list of relations available in 4D for iOS by allowing you to easily build the most complete apps with the most engaging user experience you can get on a mobile phone!
A few weeks ago, we introduced action parameters so you could better interact with your 4D for iOS apps. They let you add, edit and delete records from your iOS device using edition forms. Well things are becoming even more interesting in 4D v17 R6, because now you can add pictures!
iOS 13, first launched at the Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2019), to be released today, September 19. And we couldn’t be more thrilled to announce that some of the features Apple has unveiled for their latest iOS, will be available in 4D for iOS with the release of the v18! Here’s everything you need to know about the advances we have in store for you: