Do your clients keep asking “When are you going to make my 4D application work on iOS?”
Well, now you CAN with the ease of Lightning 4 for 4D. Graham Langley, author of Lightning 4, has done all the hard work so you don’t have to.
He has taken the jQuery Mobile framework to bring full iOS touch capability to your 4D application. Oh, and if you want to use those OTHER smart phones that run Android – well, you can do that, too, with Lightning for 4D.
Here are the new additions in Lightning 4;
4D Web Applications for Desktop and Mobile platforms with a choice of frameworks – Bootstrap, jQueryUI, jQuery Mobile.
Lightning is a highly productive and resilient web application toolkit for 4D which has been in development since 2006.
Lightning v4 is available now for you to develop robust, mission critical web applications for both Desktop and Mobile devices based on a 4D back-end
– you continue to code your application logic in 4D without a major learning curve for a web interface. Much of your existing code, if applicable, will
work just fine with Lightning.
Lightning can be used to develop anything from a light-weight internal web application through to a commercial grade deliverable, there are no
boundaries, it is a fully fledged proven, secure and reliable product.
Also, the licensing is straightforward, you purchase a single license and it can be used for any number of projects with multiple developers. Buy once, use anywhere, without restrictions.
Here are some of the new features:
* New Desktop UI based on jQuery UI
* Enterable List Forms
* Tabs Editor – you can now code the main tabs and create multiple tabs for the same table publishing unique forms etc.
* Tabbed interfaces for Detail Forms
* New Component Methods
* New Tags
* Enhanced NTK Web Server which can now completely replace 4D Web Server for all purposes
* Faster response times/Faster architecture
* Many bug fixes and enhancements since v3
The high level tag language provided by Lightning is easy to learn, is the same for both Desktop and Mobile forms and is designed to assist rapid development. You can still do all of your core programming in 4D and let Lightning take care of everything else on the web, independent of device.
Lightning is suitable for beginners to advanced users and beyond.
So check out the demos at:
Lightning 4 is a 4D Component that you can install into a new or existing 4D v13 through 4D v16 database to create a Web 2.0 application. Facilities are provided for controlling user access, designing forms, validating data entry and much more. Lightning is designed for the beginner, intermediate and advanced 4D developer. With Lightning, you are only required to have basic experience in programming html to get your 4D application up and running on the web. You can continue to write your code in the 4D Method Editor “comfort zone”, and let Lightning do the rest, it’s that easy.