The JourneyApps team has started off 2020 with a bang. We have launched an array of new features and capabilities that strengthen our position as the low-code platform for industrial companies. I am excited to share some of my favorites with you!
Introducing support for Web apps: Distribute your apps via the web
Support for web apps is now generally available. This means that we now offer the ability to run your apps on mobile, tablets, desktop and the web – all without the need for developers to maintain different code bases for each. No other platform we know of offers this level of “write once, run anywhere” responsiveness. Developers don’t need to double their work to support mobile, desktop and web, as an app can be built once, and deployed to all platforms.
Web apps can be custom-branded and accessed through your SSO, or by using our login service.
Our support for web apps is ideal for building apps that need to be accessed by a wider user base (for example, easily giving your customers access to functionality).
Get in touch if you want to find out more about how you can leverage our support for web apps.
Coming soon: Progressive Web Apps
We are already working on the next phase of web app support: Progressive Web Apps. PWAs bridge the gap between traditional web apps and mobile apps, since they don’t need to be installed via an app store, yet can still be “installed” like regular apps. PWAs are a great alternative to distribute your apps when you don’t need specific native hardware functionality.
Floating action buttons and long-press functions: Improving worker safety, and saving time
Many industrial workers conduct work in tough and dangerous environments — and therefore, any tool that can improve their safety and reduce the amount of time they have to spend on-site is welcomed. Many of the UI components in JourneyApps are therefore designed to make working on a mobile device in these environments as time-efficient and safe as possible.
Our newest additions are floating action buttons and long-press functions.
- Common tasks can be added as floating action buttons — allowing your users to press a button while holding a mobile device with only one hand.
- Apps can be designed so that long-presses expose additional actions for app users.
These features allow users to achieve more with fewer taps on their mobile device — and common actions can also be taken without having to scroll in their app.
See what we’re planning. Participate on our Public Roadmap.
We are excited to announce that we are launching our Public Product Roadmap, allowing customers and prospective customers to see what we are working on. You can also make suggestions on what features you would like to see added to JourneyApps.
Please have a look at what we are working on, comment on the features we are considering, and submit your own ideas that you think we should consider in the future!
Sign up for an early preview of our new IDE
We are working hard on revealing our brand new web IDE, which is going to be a game changer. We are rolling out beta access starting in mid-March to preview customers.
A sneak peak of some of the exciting features of the IDE:
- A visually gorgeous code-first interface for developers, while retaining the simplicity of building an app on JourneyApps.
- Catering to a wide spectrum of developer ability with adaptive IDE behavior — from beginner to advanced.
- Faster and better search.
- Live co-editing for developers working in a team.
- Incredibly powerful keyboard shortcuts: no need to switch between your keyboard and mouse while building an app.
- Live preview of app views as you code.
We invite you to request access via our waiting list here.
That’s it for now. Till next time!