Over the last few years, the entire WaveMaker Team has been intensely working on taking the application development experience to the next level. And we are proud to announce the latest milestone in that journey – the release of WaveMaker 9. The previous major milestones – WaveMaker 7 and WaveMaker 8 – were focused on integrations and mobile apps respectively. In the latest release, WaveMaker 9 takes the speed and simplicity of WaveMaker to the next level by bringing you the best user experience and learnability so far. You can read in detail about the new features and improvements in the Release Notes.
The value of digital experience is increasing and can be seen in every click and swipe by users. Our research and the insights we gained from the behavior of our user base allowed us to shape WaveMaker’s low-coding RAD platform with an augmented user experience that empowers developers to be extremely efficient in app development.
The enhanced WaveMaker 9 UI is clutter-free wherein a user can focus better on developing apps using the RAD platform. A bolstered UI delivers a powerful but highly simplified user experience and engagement.
A couple of weeks ago, we invited select WaveMaker customers and trial users to preview the WaveMaker 9 experience. We would like to thank them for their feedback and support during the last two weeks. Based on the positive endorsement from these users, we are confident that you will find the new user experience boosts your productivity and improves learnability.
If you are existing WaveMaker users, you can log in with the same credentials, and no action is required on your part. Your projects are migrated automatically and will continue to work as-is. If you face any issues with your existing projects or apps, our support team will be eager to help resolve the issue to ensure a seamless migration.
API integration is omnipresent today, however, it requires advanced levels of coding for proper authentication, such as with OAuth. WaveMaker’s latest version offers a much simpler OAuth 2.0 integration, which does not require writing a single line of code. Additionally, prefab integration has been upgraded in the release, so that new integrations can be added seamlessly to the platform without the need for an update. Prefabs are small, independent micro apps that users can stack up to develop apps, and also test and deploy them. In future releases, WaveMaker plans to introduce more integrations and partnerships that result in release automation and, in turn, business agility.
Part of the WaveMaker family, WaveMaker Studio has been rechristened as Rapid, highlighting the increased pace of developing business apps through an enhanced UX, which also contributes to a simple user experience. The simplicity of the user experience is also reflected in the new logos for WaveMaker, Inc. and WaveMaker Rapid platform. All new upgrades to the WaveMaker family point to one outcome - users can create apps more easily than ever.
Hope you have a great time creating apps with the new WaveMaker Rapid platform! As always, we would love to hear what you have to say about the upgrade - please use the comments here to share your feedback. ?
A new WaveMaker is here! If WaveMaker 7 was about APIs, WaveMaker 7.6 was about templates, WaveMaker 8 is about mobile apps and modern UI. This reaffirms our commitment to integration, usability, and mobility, which we believe are the key pillars of modern application delivery. Along with WaveMaker 8, we are also releasing WaveMaker Online so that you can create web and mobile apps on the cloud, without any infrastructure or setup hassles.
Here's the list of some of the major new features in WaveMaker 8. You can find the full list of features and improvements on the Releases Notes page.
You can now build hybrid mobile apps using WaveMaker. Hybrid mobile apps are an easy way to create apps that can take advantage of device features like camera, geo-location, etc., and create a platform-specific installer using Apache Cordova. WaveMaker for Hybrid Mobile apps is in its alpha version with support for building Android-based apps and will be enhanced in the upcoming releases.
WaveMaker 8 brings you an improved Studio with a modern UI without compromising the familiar feeling of Studio 7. Existing users will instantly notice the increased real estate for the canvas. Also, previewing your apps for multiple devices and resolutions is easier than ever. Collaborating with other developers and contributors is now much more integrated and seamless.
Whether it is our open-source Community Edition or the open systems stack, we are committed to providing software that is free from vendor lock-in.
With WaveMaker 8, you can now push your application's source code to an external repository such as GitHub, Stash or Bitbucket. What this means is that you own the source code of your application by pushing it a public or SaaS repository of your choice.
WaveMaker 8 also introduces the option to deploy apps to your Amazon Web Services (AWS) account. In other words, WaveMaker does not charge any markup for deployment. You pay the deployment costs directly to your hosting provider, reducing your application delivery costs.
With WaveMaker 8, small and medium businesses, project consultants and enterprise workgroups can start building apps from day one using the same visual Rapid Application Development or RAD platform used by WaveMaker’s enterprise customers, without the hassles of investing in additional hardware or setting up the software environment.
Existing WaveMaker Online users can log in with the same credentials. Your projects will continue to work as-is.
Hope you have a great time creating apps with WaveMaker!