Introducing WaveMaker 8
Sep 25

Introducing WaveMaker 8

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.

What’s new in WaveMaker 8?

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.

Hybrid Mobile Apps

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 creating 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.

New UI and collaboration

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.

Your apps, your choice

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.

WaveMaker Online – Develop on the cloud

With WaveMaker 8, small and medium businesses, project consultants and enterprise work groups can start building apps from day one using the same visual rapid application development platform used by WaveMaker’s enterprise customers, without the hassles of investing in additional hardware or setting up the software environment.

WaveMaker Online is available for a 30-day free trial and has convenient pricing options. For more information and to get started, visit get-started

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!

About The Author

Sudeep Kumar - Product Marketing. Sudeep helps create engaging conversations around custom enterprise application development, RAD and WaveMaker.


  1. George
    September 27, 2015 at 8:59 am ·

    Congratulations with the release of the 8th version, I’m going to give WM a try and maybe change my actual rad tool with WM , but I have a question to ask – is there a desktop version of this tool or only the online tool. On the download page, there still stays the 7.7 version.

    Keep the good work

  2. m.ardito
    September 28, 2015 at 6:58 am ·

    Hi, interesting news!
    Where can one find the source of an “open source Community Edition”, for a release, even for 7.x series?


  3. m.ardito
    October 5, 2015 at 10:12 am ·

    Why this company says it’s making an open source version of Wavemaker, but is not able to say where to find the sources? I asked a few times, since Wavemaker was aquired, but I never got an answer, my questions are simply ignored all the times.

    There is this Sudeep Kumar which answered to every comment, but never to those asking where the sources are.

    Thus, we should assume that, sadly, “Wavemaker is NOT open source” (no more, since it was), and you should stop claiming this unless you show where the sources are… if I’m wrong, please correct me. If you wish to close WM license model, fine, just say it.

    Please, just do what you say and say what you do.

  4. Jesse Smith
    March 14, 2016 at 10:18 pm ·

    I think it’s disingenuous to call yourself open source when you haven’t provided any source code in years.
    It is built on top of open source software yes. However the fact that they are being non responsive in releasing any of the code tells you something else. They are getting a free lunch on the backs of Docker, Angular, Spring etc but not releasing anything usable upstream.
    This is pretty typical when an open source platform changes hands to a new owner. I just wish they would be more upfront with their new model.
    I can’t deny that the Wavemaker today is far superior to that of the old one in almost every way however some clarity on their licensing model would make me feel safer in investing in the platform.

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