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What’s Planned for Joget Workflow v6?

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As an open source platform to easily build enterprise web apps for cloud and mobile, the upcoming Joget Workflow v6 will have a dual pronged focus: User Experience (UX), and App Maintainability and Performance. Following the previous article which offered a sneak peek at what to expect, here’s a more detailed look at what’s to come.
User ExperienceEnhanced App User Experience for Desktop and Mobile
Say goodbye to uninspired user interfaces expected in business apps, as v6 will provide a Universal Userview Theme that embraces Google’s Material design philosophy. Responsive to fit desktop and mobile devices, the theme allows for simpler and more flexible configuration, while still allowing fine-tuning via custom CSS or JavaScript.    Customizable App Center with Joget Marketplace Integration
The App Center, the default landing page providing access to apps and seamless integration with the Joget Marketplace, is now a customizable app! Adapt the App Center to specific needs, or even replace …

The Future of App Development: Touch to Build?

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The Present

How does software get built today? The image of software engineers hunkering down over their computers is a familiar sight and is representative of how things work today. Building software and apps is the domain of experienced computer programmers and coders, of which there is a real shortage. This global phenomenon (check out a finding from the European Commission, for example) is not new, and will only get worse.
The Future
Now, imagine a future where non-coders are able to build and maintain apps. It may sound far-fetched and impractical now, but this is where we believe the world is heading. With the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, IT literacy and competency are rapidly increasing all over the world. With the emergence and growth of low-code platforms, and the feedback from the Joget Workflow community, the trends point towards a future where more and more people are becoming creators, not just consumers of software.
At Joget, our vision is a business world whe…

A Sneak Peek at What’s Coming in Joget Workflow v6

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As an open source platform to easily build enterprise web apps for cloud and mobile, Joget Workflow has managed to build up a pretty large community of more than 1,600 installations and 9,100 community members to date. With a number of glowing customer testimonials and positive reviews on Capterra and GetApp.com, the platform is growing each day towards making app development simpler and more accessible.
The current v5 release provides a combination of nice new features, stability and security. However, there are a couple of focus areas for the next major release. Based on all the great feedback we have gotten from our community, and aligning with our vision for the future of app development, there will be a dual pronged focus in Joget Workflow v6: User Experience (UX), and App Maintainability and Performance.
User Experience and Mobility
User Experience (UX) and mobility are the Achilles' heel for enterprise apps. As consumer apps and sites redefine UX, enterprise software are ofte…

The 3 Key Principles of the Joget Workflow Platform

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As we passed the 150,000 download milestone for the open source Community Edition earlier this year along with the release of Joget Workflow v5, we reflect upon the vision for the product as we work towards developing the next major release.
As an application development platform, the main value proposition can be summarized into 3 key principles: Simplicity, Flexibility and Openness. Simplicity Photo by Gisela Giardino / CC BY
Unlike many competing app development platforms, Joget Workflow empowers non-coders. Just a web browser is required to build and maintain apps anytime, anywhere. The web accessibility, visual approach and focus on simplicity reduces the time it typically takes to build apps from months to weeks or days. Or even just minutes for working prototypes.
There’s also the Joget Marketplace, where you can download ready-made apps and plugins. Just as how the Apple App Store and Google Play Store revolutionized smartphones by allowing apps to extend the functionality of a ph…

Is Joget Workflow Code Less or Codeless?

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Recently, a friend forwarded an online article published by PC Magazine titled, "Building an App With No Coding: Myth or Reality?" (http://www.pcmag.com/article/345661/building-an-app-with-no-coding-myth-or-reality)

The PC Magazine article faced off 4 low-code application development platforms - Appian, Microsoft, Salesforce and Zoho in a challenge to build a basic but working scheduling app in an hour.

It was an interesting read and I did not think much of it then, but I do remember thinking, after reading the article, that, "Hey! Joget Workflow could easily build a working scheduling app in under 60 minutes".

And then a week or so later, the same friend forwarded another article titled, "Microsoft Bookings is a new Office 365 service for managing appointments" (http://venturebeat.com/2016/07/20/microsoft-bookings-is-a-new-office-365-service-for-managing-appointments/)

I definitely remembered asking my friend why is scheduling and resource bookings crop…

Document Approval and Workflow on Google Drive

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Cloud file storage is increasingly important in today’s computing environment, be it for personal, small business or enterprise use. Services like Dropbox, Box.com, Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive are leading the way. Google Drive is Google’s popular file storage service, and is seamlessly integrated with Google Apps.

If you are using Google Apps for Work, having files stored and synchronised seamlessly in the cloud makes collaboration and document sharing easy. But if you need document approvals and routing, using Google Apps Script to enable workflow is too complex and not for everyone. There is a better way to manage the sending of documents for approval within the organisation and that’s through Joget Workflow for Google Apps. Visually design apps with integrated support for Google Drive
Joget Workflow for Google Apps is a cloud platform to build apps and automate processes. Seamlessly integrated with Google Apps for Work, you can visually design your own custom applications. Wi…

SharePoint or Joget Workflow? Use Both Together!

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Recently, there have been questions from customers, partners and the community asking for comparisons between Joget Workflow and Microsoft SharePoint. Actually, the two products are not competing, but in fact complement each other.

SharePoint is a web application portal platform for team collaboration, intranets and enterprise document and content management. While it is possible to extend the capabilities of SharePoint, developing apps for SharePoint is not easy as it requires traditional programming.
On the other hand, Joget Workflow is a platform to easily build web apps and automate processes. With single sign-on (SSO) integration from SharePoint to Joget Workflow, organizations can easily extend the capability of SharePoint by allowing users to seamlessly access custom apps, visually design their own custom applications, or download ready made apps from the Joget Marketplace.
Use SharePoint for sharing and collaboration, and Joget Workflow for building and maintaining apps. To see h…

Google Apps, Slack, Joget Workflow Mobile App and More

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Joget Workflow v5 has been released, finally!

It was delayed by a couple of months as we had put a lot of focus on security, complying to audits done by some of the biggest names in security such as HP Fortify, Veracode and Rapid7 AppSpider. If you want to see what was remediated, you can check the CHANGES.txt document of the v5 release.

It is exactly a month into v5 release, so what's next? Let us share with you what is happening right now!

Joget Workflow For Google Apps 
We just released Joget Workflow For Google Apps on the Google Apps Marketplace. You can check out the listing here.

If you are a Google Apps user, you can now subscribe to Joget Workflow For Google Apps, where you will be able to access Joget Workflow from your Google Apps menu.

Joget Workflow For Google Apps works with Joget Workflow On-Demand. You will be able to try it out for 14 days before deciding whether to subscribe on a monthly basis.

Installation Guide

Here is an article with details on how to install Jog…