4D v17 R2 beta is out and among the features and enhancements this R-release has to offer, 4D for iOS is at the top of the list. The product is available as a preview. If you’re still hesitant about whether or not to give it a try, wondering how to get started, and how far this version allows you to go … then keep reading!
You wanted a solution to extend your existing business applications to mobile devices, an intuitive solution, integrated in 4D, which doesn’t require specific expertise. A solution allowing you to break free from your desk and perform simple actions from anywhere.
Security and Data Protection is an incredibly important topic and yet it’s often overlooked until something goes wrong!
4D is secure, straight out of the box, thanks to the integration of the latest technologies and practices such as:
UI is all about personal preference, and 4D View Pro gives you two new options to enhance yours.
Two properties have been added to the Property List in the new Appearance section. They allow you to tailor your 4D View Pro documents with a new user interface. The first property, User Interface, allows you to switch between two different display modes: Toolbar and None. The second property, Show formula bar, is a checkbox to hide or show the formula bar.
We’re thrilled to announce the launch of beta testing for 4D v17 R2! And without further ado, let’s take a look and discover what 4D v17 R2 BETA has in store for you:
- The wait is over. Check out this preview version of 4D for iOS and fire up your first mobile project.
- A new 4D Write Pro toolbar with multiple tabs to organize information and quickly switch between different actions.
- New options for an enhanced user interface in 4D View Pro.
- A preemptive SOAP Web Services Server and Client for faster responses to simultaneous requests.
We couldn’t be more thrilled to announce that the wait is over and 4D v17 is now available!
This groundbreaking release can open lots of options for your next 4D-based application. Though by no means exhaustive, here is a list of features to whet your appetite for this release:
Watch the video of the ORDA announcement during the 4D Summit 2018 Keynote. It features Thomas Maul, VP of Product Strategy, introducing this progressive technology and explaining how using your database as an object can open a whole new world of possibilities for your 4D-based applications.
As 4D v17 approaches, it’s worth taking a moment to pause and think of all the possibilities 4D Write Pro has to offer. For those who have extensive 4D Write programming skills and are wondering if 4D Write Pro can compare, this blog post will answer this question and more! We’ll even give you a database example of a complex travel brochure to show you what 4D Write Pro is capable of and how it’s surpassed 4D Write in many areas! And if you’re still hesitant about whether or not to take the plunge, watch this 4D Write Pro video from the 4D Summit 2018 featuring Caroline Briaud, where she presents the capabilities of 4D Write Pro and how far you can go to create complex documents.
The User Experience is an important step in the design process. However, you don’t often hear about it until something goes wrong! 4D v17 can provide multiple tools to help you design applications that adapt to your users’ needs, starting at the early stages of conception. Thus, delivering an interaction that’s robust and more intuitive. User Experience was a key topic during the 4D Summit 2018. In addition to the List Boxes, another major feature was presented: The SDI mode. The #1 requested feature on Windows.
Watch the UX video from the 4D Summit 2018 featuring Keisuke Miyako where he presented all the advances of list boxes and the newly added SDI mode.
Unless you’re Stephen King and planning to write the next best seller, you may want to avoid long block of texts. And you can do this by using illustrations and images in your documents! Luckily, working with pictures in 4D Write Pro is evolving with every release, and these graphic-related features allow you to breathe life into your drab black and white text documents. In this blog post, we’ll explain the different types of pictures in 4D Write Pro, their use, and how to take advantage of them to create visually compelling documents!
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