Happy Holidays from Omnis & Review of 2016


We would like to wish all our customers and partners a Happy Holiday, and we look forward to working with you in the coming year! 2016 has been an exciting and eventful year for Omnis with the release of Omnis Studio 8.0 in March, and the purchase of the world-wide Omnis business by a group of distributors and partners in October. And the Omnis development team in the UK managed a move to new offices in May, while continuing the enhancement of Omnis Studio releases on the way.

Omnis Studio 8 was the highlight of the year with several major new features and enhancements:

  • 64-bit and Cocoa support on macOS;
  • the new App builder to assist new and existing developers to create and prototype web & mobile apps;
  • the new Code Assistant to help developers to write Omnis code more easily and efficiently;
  • the new Hub inside the Studio Browser with useful information & tips;
  • the ability to drag and drop data in remote (web) forms;
  • plus the additions of Themes & color management for the Omnis IDE and deployed apps.

If you haven’t looked at Omnis Studio 8 yet, you can try a 90-day free trial here: www.omnis.net/download/index.jsp

Omnis Germany were busy as well attending CeBIT in March 2016, plus they held a 2-day developer conference near Frankfurt in June, and launched the Omnis Academy which provides 3 days of free training in Omnis to help developers get up and running quickly in Omnis Studio and the JavaScript Client. Several new developers have benefitted from the Academy and many more classes are being held in 2017.

New Beginnings

In October, EurOmnis, the European Omnis developer conference, was held in Italy for the first time and this was where we announced the purchase of the Omnis business, and Studio 8.0.2 was released. The Omnis acquisition was made by OLS Holdings Limited, a new UK corporation owned by a group of Italian, Australian and German partners and developers. One of the directors of the new company David Lewis will assume an operational role within the company, and over the next 12 months will conduct a comprehensive review of the world-wide Omnis business. First off in that process was to hold meetings with American Omnis developers in December in San Francisco and Boston: we are pleased to report these meetings were very positive, and an important step in restarting the Omnis business in North America.

On the software product side of the business, we plan to release Omnis Studio 8.0.3 in early 2017 and Studio 8.1 in the first half of the year. So there’s much to look forward to in 2017!

Learn Omnis in 2017

If you are evaluating Omnis or you would like to learn new skills in your Omnis app development, then we suggest you check out our Webinars or the Omnis Academy. The online webinars are held every week and provide a live demo of Omnis Studio, catering to many different levels of developer. The webinars are hosted by our Technical consultants and support teams and are conducted in English, German, Italian, and Spanish. The Omnis Academy courses are held once a month in Germany and the Benelux, and several dates are available for 2017 (plus we are hoping to hold courses in France over the coming weeks).

Sign up for Webinars: www.omnis.net/webinars/webinar_en.jsp

Sign up for the Omnis Academy (German): www.omnis.net/academy/academy_de.jsp

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