What can you expect in the next version of LiveCompare? The unofficial tagline is:
Richer. Smarter. Correlated.
The tagline captures the major 3.2 release themes. In this post I'll cover the Richer element.
The LiveCompare apps experience has proven to be extremely popular. At a recent user group event in Las Vegas I heard from one customer how they've deployed apps to hundreds of users. Here's an example app:
While this is much simpler than working with the workflow-driven Studio UI, there's room for improvement:
Here's what the app looks like in LiveCompare 3.2:
The Date field is now supported with a calendar control. The enumerated value fields (Invoked Deity, Stolen Items and Inscribe on) and supported by drop-down controls. The Severity range uses a slider control and Write Backwards (a boolean parameter) uses a nice toggle switch control.
LiveCompare will capture more information when publishing the app about each parameter and use this information to render the appropriate control. We plan to support:
I'll post further examples as the work progresses.
Is there a widget available that allows an enduser to select one or many entries from a list? Some kind of checkbox widget?
We don't have such a widget. For String parameters you can use a drop-down or list widget but only one value may be selected. There are no extended widgets for StringLists. Is it a StringList that you want the widget for?