Tag: Design Editor

Choosing a device list, device orientation and zoom

Choosing a device list, device orientation and zoom

The Design Editor shows a live instance of the Panel and its components. This means that any change in a component’s properties and hierarchy will be visible immediately. Likewise, any change in the Design Editor will be immediately reflected in the Panel’s properties. It is recommended to use 100% view under the ‘Zoom’ option in the Design Editor menu bar; test your Panel’s design in portrait or landscape instantly using the device ‘Orientation’ option, and compare your Panel’s design on other devices using the simulate device option.

The iiziGo Design Editor Toolbar
Create components quickly

Create components quickly

Drag and drop components from the component tool bar, or right-click in the Design Editor and choose from the complete component menu. You can also right click in the Panel Editor tree view and choose from the same menu.

The placement of a component behaves differently depending on the Layout Manager assigned to your panel.

Once created, the component’s default properties will appear in the Panel Properties. To set default properties on components before they are created, right-click the component in the toolbar and choose ‘Edit default properties’.

Start with UI

Start with UI

If your web application requires designing the UI first, iiziGo provides a comprehensive drag and drop UI builder with an extensive list of UI components. No JavaScript or HTML development is required.

Your user interface builder in iiziGo is the Panel Editor and is based on the Panel Container. The Panel is always a main container for a view and will be the root container for UI components; each Panel can be thought of as a page. Having created your new project with Quickstart, there are already several Panels created for you. Start with the mainPhonePanel or mainTabletPanel by double clicking it in the iizi Explorer.

Components are selected by clicking on the component’s name in the Panel’s tree view or by clicking the component directly in the Design Editor. Multiple components are selected by using ctrl-click or shift-click. The Panel organizes its children and resizes in strict accordance with its Layout Manager. It is important to remember that a component’s available properties are also determined by the Layout Manager of its parent container.

Overview

Overview

iizi is the remaking of app: it is a unified platform to simplify application creation by targeting all devices and exploiting native mobile capabilities. The new technology provided by iizi mixes solid and sustainable Java code with mobile technologies to design and build web-oriented enterprise applications. The iizi Platform is the smart and quick way to make cross-platform applications, for small businesses to enterprises – it offers the best of traditional enterprise IT and emerging rapid IT. iizi is the “aPaas” – application Platform as a Service targeting any kind of businesses.

It offers the following key features:

  • Simplicity: one code for everything and all media/OS
  • Security: integrated data protection, everything is stored on servers, not on devices
  • Sustainability: adaptive applications for all current and future OS
  • Analytics: integrated Big Data analysis tool
  • Integration: apps ready to integrate existing systems to create great value

iizi integrates innovative features such as:

  • Streaming: any OS supporting the configuration can be used to run the server, serve multiple domains and provide streaming of multiple iiziApps
  • Communication: live share apps, “Share” and “Follow me”
  • Independence: free to choose its support
  • Spirit: simple and different, almost everybody can code
  • Kick back program: developers are rewarded for their contribution to iizi

The iizi Platform consists of iiziGo, an Eclipse-based IDE, a development version of the iiziServer, an iiziServer in the cloud or in-house, and one or more module projects called iiziApps. Your iiziApp can have multiple specialized UI designs making it possible to target different devices of varying capabilities, formats and languages. Your iiziApp is a data consumer application and is not intended to provide data to other systems, only to be used to stream itself to the end-user devices.

 

iiziGo – Development environment

The state-of-the-art development tool for building iiziApps is named iiziGo, a fully-fledged Eclipse Oxygen 4.7 IDE (or better) environment using Java SE 64-bit version 8 and later. iiziGo runs on 64-bit operating systems only: Microsoft Windows 7 (with IE 11) or better; a release for Linux GTK and macOS is scheduled for later. The development tool allows workflow from the iizi Explorer, Panel Editor tree, and Design Editor, including all familiar Eclipse integrated tools.

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To access the iizi Design Viewer, click on  for a desktop viewer or download the iiziRun Developer app for a phone and tablet viewer on a real device (Android and iOS). Go to Google Play or App Store and search for “iizi Mindus”.

As a plugin, iiziGo is nested in the Java Core of Eclipse and is integrated in the editing, compiling, refactoring and searching of Java code. Changes in Java code are reflected immediately in the iizi Design Editor and Java code is automatically refactored for all iizi references.

Developping to the iizi VirtualSpace

Multi-device and cross-platform development are achieved in the iiziGo by developing to the iizi VirtualSpace: a unique concept to app development with the iizi Platform. This distinctive programming model offers multi directional data-binding by developing to the iizi VirtualSpace and its components, rather than coupling code directly to the UI. The resulting system is focus driven; changes on the end-user device will change focus in the VirtualSpace which, in term, controls the application flow.

Real-time on devices during development

The iizi Platform enables simultaneous development for all devices and platforms. The native capabilities of today’s tablets and smartphones are made available to your iiziApp web-based product through the free and customizable iiziRun mobile app downloaded to your end-user’s device.

Connect any target device to your iiziGo installation and observe how the iiziApp looks and behaves in real-time, both in the drag and drop UI design stage and when you write the application business logic in Java. You can even choose to see the application in one of the target languages as you design it in your original language.

Your iiziApp, which runs on the iiziServer, programmatically accesses the end-user’s mobile device functionality using iizi’s ClientGyro engine. In this way, device functions are extended to the server and application control.

Data providers and iiziServer

Data providers are plug-ins to iiziGo. Database and Web Services plug-ins are provided out-of-the-box, but new custom data providers can be created and added to the system as well.

The iiziServer runs stand-alone in a 64-bit Java SE 8 JDK (Java Development Kit) or better. There are two versions of the server; the Development iiziServer that runs not yet finished and/or completed iiziApp’s, and the Standard iiziServer used in production.

You can run your iiziServer in-house or in the cloud. The iiziServer is platform-independent, running on Linux, Windows, macOS, Mainframe, etc. – the choice is yours.

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