AppStudio 6.3.1.2 released!

We’ve just released 6.3.1.2. It has one specific purpose.

Chrome 66 (released today) changes how the events are triggered after a BS Hamburger or Dropdown is clicked. We came up with a better way of handling this, which should make sure this doesn’t happen again.

If your app uses the Bootstrap Hamburger or Dropdown controls, you need to install this update.

The easiest way to get the update is on the Help menu – “Check for Updates…”

AppStudio 6.3.1 released!

We’re pleased to announce AppStudio 6.3.1 is ready.

It incorporates all the fixes to 6.3 which have been released to date.

  1. Deploy: ContentSecurityPolicy is only used on PhoneGap apps.
  2. Design Screen: Was blank in some projects due to file name encoding.
  3. Design Screen: Fix problem with screen not showing controls if Grid present.
  4. Forms: All forms were displaying briefly at startup.
  5. Forms: Fix problem with modal forms.
  6. PhoneGap: Add base64 images to ContentSecurityPolicy
  7. Properties: New viewFrameFit property for iOS 11.
  8. Samples: Change copyright date on ABD fake company.
  9. Samples: Use specific camera library (2.4.1) on camera plugin.
  10. Samples: Samples open properly on Mac OS.
  11. Samples: Get rid of obsolete background style.

Download the latest version from ‘Check for Updates’ under then AppStudio Help menu. It is a free upgrade for AppStudio 6 users.

AppStudio 6.3.0.2 released!

We’re pleased to announce AppStudio 6.3.0.2 is ready.

We found a few more items which needed to be fixed.

  1. Design Screen: Fix problem with screen not showing controls if Grid present.
  2. Forms: All forms were displaying briefly at startup.
  3. Samples: Get rid of obsolete background style.

Download the latest version from ‘Check for Updates’ under then AppStudio Help menu. It is a free upgrade for AppStudio 6 users.

AppStudio 6.3.0.1 released!

We’re pleased to announce AppStudio 6.3.0.1 is ready.

No matter how much testing is done, releasing the code is the only real way to find all the problems.

  1. Forms: Fix problem with modal forms.
  2. PhoneGap: Add base64 images to ContentSecurityPolicy
  3. Samples: Change copyright date on ABD fake company.
  4. Samples: Use specific camera library (2.4.1) on camera plugin.

Download the latest version from ‘Check for Updates’ under then AppStudio Help menu. It is a free upgrade for AppStudio 6 users.

AppStudio 6.3.0 released!

We’re pleased to announce AppStudio 6.3.0 is ready.

This release brings a bunch of useful fixes and some enhancements.

New and improved stuff includes:

  1. Bootstrap: ‘spellcheck’ property added to input controls.
  2. Bootstrap: Hamburger.addItem can now add ‘divider’ lines.
  3. Bootstrap: DataTable now has initComplete property.
  4. Bootstrap: Icon image in Project Explorer fixed.
  5. Code Window: Files in HTML format are now lexed properly.
  6. Code Window: JavaScript format now uses indent as specified in Preferences.
  7. Code Window: Clicking in the Functions window improved.
  8. Controls: Google Maps: Use apiKey when initializing.
  9. Deploy: Filenames in the manifest are now URL encoded. Spaces work in file names.
  10. Design Screen: Right clicking a control with existing event does not create a new JavaScript function.
  11. Forms: New ‘attribute` property.
  12. Forms: New ‘class’ property.
  13. Forms: screenMode has new ‘noStyle’ setting: Only user styling is applied.
  14. jQM Collapsible now supports html in Header.
  15. MacOS: Support added for 10.13 High Sierra
  16. MakeEXE: Mismatched files for Windows 7,8 fixed.
  17. PhoneGap: Improve Content Security Policy for iOS 11.
  18. PhoneGap: ‘gap:’ no longer required in config.xml tokens.
  19. Preferences: Full list of languages appears again on Mac.
  20. Project Properties: Add favicon.
  21. Runtime: Improve ‘stopOnError’ runtime error message display.
  22. Runtime: NSB.MsgBox no longer spills text outside the box.
  23. Runtime: NSB.MsgBox now scrolls long messages.
  24. Samples: PhoneGapFileSystem “LocalFileSystem not defined” fixed.
  25. Samples: PhoneGapFileSystem Barcode plugin fixed.
  26. Updated copyright dates to 2018.

Download the latest version from ‘Check for Updates’ under then AppStudio Help menu. It is a free upgrade for AppStudio 6 users.

Net Neutrality

While our company is based in Canada, about half of our customers (and some of our developers) are based in the US.

The FCC is proposing to hand control of the internet to the big cable monopolies. They’ll be allowed to charge different rates or throttle network throughput for sites as they please. With little or no meaningful competition, users will have no choice but to pay.

The internet (and ARPANET before it) was designed to be free and open. This is the most serious assault on it so far. If you’re in the US, please contact your congressman to let him know your feelings.

I’ve always kept NSB out of politics – but this proposal can only hurt our customers. It’s important to speak up.

AppStudio 6.2.7 Released!

We’re pleased to announce AppStudio 6.2.7 is ready.

This release brings a bunch of useful fixes and some enhancements.

New and improved stuff includes:

  1. Deploy: Error message shows if a DB cannot be exported due to invalid column type.
  2. Controls: Bootstrap controls with images work properly.
  3. Controls: Bootstrap Tabs color property fixed.
  4. Controls: jQM Collapsible can now display HTML.
  5. Controls: jQM List’s hidden property now works.
  6. Controls: Common Grid has new .init(rows, cols) function.
  7. Controls: Signature now renders properly if size of control changes. (Thanks, Buck!)
  8. Controls: New Signature.clear() function.
  9. Library: Navigo updated to latest version.
  10. MakeEXE: Bug in links fixed.
  11. Samples: New BrowserArrows sample shows use of Navigo.

Download the latest version from ‘Check for Updates’ under then AppStudio Help menu. It is a free upgrade for AppStudio 6 users.

AppStudio 6.2.6 released!

We’re pleased to announce AppStudio 6.2.6 is ready.

This release brings a bunch of changes under the covers, with new versions of libraries. These fix a number of issues, some of them longstanding – like QRCodes displaying on Mac OS.

New and improved stuff includes:

  1. Controls: Fix jqWidgets Input placeholder.
  2. Controls: jQM Select now checks for bad value on .setIndex.
  3. Forms: Fix error in centering forms.
  4. IDE: Add web board to Help menu.
  5. IDE: QRCodes now appear on Mac.
  6. Installer: Use pyInstaller 3.2.1.
  7. Installer: Use Python 2.8.13.
  8. Installer: Use wxPython 3.0.2
  9. Runtime: Use FontAwesome 4.7. Over 40 new icons!
  10. Runtime: FontAwesome now works properly offline.
  11. Runtime: EXE.pythonEval() can now accept longer command strings (240)
  12. makeEXE: Updated with the latest libraries.
  13. makeEXE: New streamlined development technique.
  14. Samples: execPython has some new snippets.
  15. Samples: Facebook sample deprecated due to changes in Facebook authentication.
  16. Volt: Documentation moved into main Wiki.

Download the latest version from ‘Check for Updates’ under then AppStudio Help menu. It is a free upgrade for AppStudio 6 users.

AppStudio 6.2.5 released!

We’re pleased to announce AppStudio 6.2.5 is ready.

The good news on this release is that we found a way to speed up the Design Screen. Opening large project is twice as fast, according to reports from beta testers.

The best new feature is Volt Custom Domains. Now you can use your own domain name to load your app – like https://mygreatapp.rocks!

New and improved stuff includes:

  1. Design Screen: Do not execute any project code – just show the HTML. Should be faster!
  2. Design Screen: Do not write out code.js. Should be faster!
  3. Controls: Add missing images to jqxDateTimeInput
  4. Documentation: Wiki and locale files updates.
  5. Deploy: Check for corrupted or encrypted SQLite database.
  6. Form: New HTML property.
  7. Form: new Xpert category for properties.
  8. IDE: phoneGapDebugger deprecated.
  9. IDE: remove ipLoc logic.
  10. IDE: Setting jQM theme in project without jQM caused problems.
  11. IDE: Tweaks to Obfuscator.
  12. Samples: Pushwoosh updated.
  13. Samples: Storage updated – checks if already logged in.
  14. Subscriptions: App can now be used to resubscribe.
  15. Subscriptions: New app to Change your Credit Card.
  16. Volt: Improve Storage sample.
  17. Volt: Custom Domain support added.
  18. Volt: ‘App Disabled’ handling improved.
  19. Volt: Theme updated.

Watch for upcoming blog posts on some of these enhancements – there is some cool new stuff you can do.

Download the latest version from ‘Check for Updates’ under then AppStudio Help menu. It is a free upgrade for AppStudio 6 users.

Use your own Domain Name with your Volt App

You can now specify your own custom Domain Name for your Volt app. Your app can have a friendly URL such as

https://myapp.mycompany.com

instead of the name Volt assigns it. You’ll need a Volt membership to do this.

Notice the “https”? It even takes care of making sure there is a certificate in place, so your site is secure. The app is still served from the Volt server, so all the files and MIME types are in the right place.

Here’s how to set this up.
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