Posted on Dec 10th 2012

Update: Development of MobiOne has been discontinued. Read the End of Life Notice for more information.

Anyone can create native and hybrid iOS and Android apps with MobiOne - anyone. Here's details on a minor update as we march toward MobiOne version 2.3 in early 2013.

MobiOne Studio 2.3 Milestone-1 (2.3M1) provides users early adopters access to key new features that will  be available in the upcoming 2.3 version. Please note that MobiOne 2.3 is a work in progress and the production version of its features and file formats may appear very differently.

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Important Notes

  • Designer .mobi file format has changed and is NOT backward compatible to MobiOne 2.2.X and earlier versions. We strongly recommend that you always backup your .mobi files before upgrading them for using with any MobiOne milestone version.
  • This early access release discontinues operation on Jan 1, 2013. Thereafter you will need to install a newer version of MobiOne.

Following are the key improvements available in MobiOne 2.3M1. See the Highlights Showcase for more details and screenshots of these features.

  • Design Center
    • Send email from your application using
      • new OnClick style Send Email action
      • new Form (Send Email) action
    • Updated HTML widget with background style properties: solid color, gradient, gloss, image
    • Image "Keep Aspect Ratio" property is active when dynamically updating an image's src
    • TextArea widget impromements
      • new maximum length and read-only properties, improved scrolling for long content on iOS
    • Code Generation Improvements
      • New processing achitecture, code generation is now performed in a subprocess to optimize memory use
    • Deprecated widgets: Button bar segment buttons (Left button, Middle button, Right button); this group will be replaced with a new ButtonBar widget
  • App Center
    • Upgraded HTML5 app runtime framework to Cordova/PhoneGap 2.1
    • Added splash screen/startup images for Android app