Over last few years, the entire WaveMaker Team has been intensely working on taking the application development experience to the next level. And we are proud to announce the latest milestone in that journey – the release of WaveMaker 9. The previous major milestones – WaveMaker 7 and WaveMaker 8 – were focused on integrations and mobile apps respectively. In the latest release, WaveMaker 9 takes the speed and simplicity of WaveMaker to the next level by bringing you the best user experience and learnability so far. You can read in detail about the new features and improvements in the Release Notes.
What’s new: User experience, learnability and more
The value of digital experience is increasing and can be seen in every click and swipe by users. Our research, and the insights we gained from the behavior of our user base allowed us to shape WaveMaker’s low-coding RAD platform with an augmented user experience that empowers developers to be extremely efficient in app development.
The enhanced WaveMaker 9 UI is clutter-free wherein a user can focus better on developing apps using the RAD platform. A bolstered UI delivers a powerful but highly simplified user experience and engagement.
A couple of weeks ago, we invited select WaveMaker customers and trial users to preview the WaveMaker 9 experience. We would like to thank them for their feedback and support during the last two weeks. Based on the positive endorsement from these users, we are confident that you will find the new user experience boosts your productivity and improves learnability.
For new users, WaveMaker Rapid is available for a 30-day free trial and has convenient pricing options. You can get started here.
If you are an existing WaveMaker users, you can log in with the same credentials and no action is required on your part. Your projects are migrated automatically and will continue to work as is. If you face any issues with your existing projects or apps, our support team will be eager to help resolve the issue to ensure a seamless migration.
API integration is omnipresent today, however, it requires advanced levels of coding for proper authentication, such as with OAuth. WaveMaker’s latest version offers a much simpler OAuth 2.0 integration, which does not require writing a single line of code. Additionally, prefab integration has been upgraded in the release, so that new integrations can be added seamlessly to the platform without the need for an update. Prefabs are small, independent microapps that users can stack up to develop apps, and also test and deploy them. In future releases, WaveMaker plans to introduce more integrations and partnerships that result in release automation and, in turn, business agility.
Branding and a new identity
Part of the WaveMaker family, WaveMaker Studio has been rechristened as Rapid, highlighting the increased pace of developing business apps through an enhanced UX, which also contributes to a simple user experience. The simplicity of the user experience is also reflected in the new logos for WaveMaker, Inc. and WaveMaker Rapid platform. All new upgrades to the WaveMaker family point to one outcome – users can create apps more easily than ever.
Hope you have a great time creating apps with the new WaveMaker Rapid platform! As always, we would love to hear what you have to say about the upgrade – please use the comments here to share your feedback. ?