WebSmart 9.6 is available for download. This version includes the much-anticipated WebSmart Mobile ILE, several helpful IDE shortcuts and a PHP SmartSnippet to call RPG programs using the new open source PHP toolkit for IBM i. Mobile PHP DB2 templates will be in the next release but are currently available as beta.
It has always been possible to create mobile web applications but WebSmart Mobile makes it much easier. WebSmart Mobile, which is included in WebSmart ILE (and soon WebSmart PHP), includes mobile templates and IDE features so you can quickly create mobile web applications that have touch gestures and automatically resize when you access them from different sized screens or rotate your device. The templates use the jQuery Mobile framework, which is an easily-themeable, touch-optimized web framework for tablets and smartphones.
The IDE includes many point-and-click code snippets so you can insert new mobile UI widgets, including inline buttons, checkboxes, radio buttons, search, sliders, toggle switches and navbars. The HTML5 snippet inserts mobile-optimized input fields, such as email address, telephone number or URL, that automatically bring up the correct keyboards, and date or color inputs that bring up datepickers or color palettes.
Our website lists an overview of the key new features and you can find more technical detail in the Upgrader’s Guide on the documentation page in myBCDsoftware. To see a demo of WebSmart Mobile, please view our on-demand webinar, Introducing WebSmart Mobile for Rapid Mobile Web Development. You can also view a two-minute overview video on our website.
You can start using the new features right away by downloading WebSmart ILE 9.6, WebSmart PHP 5.6 and Clover 4.1 from the developer page in myBCDsoftware or the BCD website. Please contact us if you have any questions or if you’d like to try the WebSmart PHP DB2 beta templates.