AppMachine News Jerry Lieveld 1 Feb 2014
What to expect from AppMachine in 2014? A whole lot, cause we’re working hard to get tons of new features available. We give you a sneak preview of our most promising new developments. Read more in next week’s sneak preview Part 2.
Do you want to read again what we’ve accomplished in 2013? See our annual review of 2013. Was that already impressive? Then check out what we’ll bring to you in 2014.
The new Live preview functionality, which we are testing right now, shows the app you’re building in your web browser. It’s a real time iphone simulator, just like in the Xcode environment: you can even operate your app and test the navigation .
We’ll expand our brand new Pro version even more with better and broader web services integration. Designing screens will have more advanced features and will be made more user friendly. We’ll also provide our Pro users with scripting features so they can add business logic and actions to screens by using drag and drop.
Your AppMachine app will soon be optimized for iPads. Apps used on tablets won’t be stretched any more like they are now, but will make better use of the bigger iPad screen. That’s a whole lot more information and images you can fit on the screen. Pricing plans are not available yet, but we’ll keep you informed.
HTML 5 versions of AppMachine apps are also to be expected this year. We decided to add webapps to our mix because publication in the app stores is not necessary for these apps, so they are instantly available. People can download your app directly from a website.
HTML5 apps will look different and won’t perform as good as native apps, simply because HTML5 offers less possibilities. But hey, just see it this way: you get a bonus mobile website in addition to your native app for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone.