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.
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.
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 create 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.
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.
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.
With WaveMaker 8, small and medium businesses, project consultants and enterprise workgroups can start building apps from day one using the same visual Rapid Application Development or RAD platform used by WaveMaker’s enterprise customers, without the hassles of investing in additional hardware or setting up the software environment.
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!