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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…