In this series of blog posts, we present the basic steps needed to create a web or mobile app using Omnis Studio. These steps include creating the application file, setting up a connection to your database, creating a form for viewing your data, modifying and testing your form, and finally deploying your finished application. All these steps can be completed in Omnis Studio reasonably quickly and easily using the form templates and ready-made components.
The Right Tools for the Job – Modifying your App
Having placed a component on a remote form you can modify its properties and actions using the Property Manager. Select the object and the Property Manager will pop up automatically allowing you to change the object’s properties. Some of the properties are simple and straight forward, such as color, size, border, while other properties are more powerful and affect how the component will behave in the user interface, including properties to control events in the UI and data management tasks.
Test your Form in a Single Click – No Need for Compilers
You can try the same form on a tablet or smartphone, or for that matter, any device with a browser; assuming your device is connected to the same wireless network or LAN as your development PC or Mac that is running Omnis Studio and your app. Enter a Test URL into your device and your app will open on the device (you need to enter the test URL from your desktop browser into the browser on your mobile device, but replace the IP address and port number of your localhost with the exact IP address and port of your development computer).
To deploy your app to end users, use the HTML page Omnis Studio creates for you, or use the application wrappers we provide to embed your app into a standalone mobile app. We will cover this in the next and final part of this series.
Next: Deploying your application.
The content presented here offers a general overview of the Omnis Studio application development process. For more detail, we encourage you to explore the Omnis website, technical notes and product documentation to learn more about the powerful features available in the Omnis Studio software environment.
A 90-day trial version of Omnis Studio is a great place to begin your evaluation, and you can register here to download. Check out the tutorial in the New Users section which is accessible from the Welcome screen when you first start Omnis Studio.
Posted by: Omnis Blog Team