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Since mobile apps are being widely adopted in all corners of the world, it’s often important for users to be able to access and use mobile apps in their native language. ViziApps supports this need by allowing any language to be used.

Design with International Languages

ViziApps is a WYSIWYG design studio for mobile apps, where many of the design elements are simply created as text properties of a mobile device field. For example, you can create a button and place it anywhere on a page, and then fill in the title property of that button with any text you like, in any language you like, including Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Greek, Danish, and any other.

International Languages

This language flexibility is extended to all of the fields in ViziApps that display text, including tables, text labels, pickers, HTML panels, and more. And your app users can enter their text data using their native language, for example using a text input field, and then that text data can be saved to a remote database or spreadsheet in its native language.

There are some occasions where you need to display information such as currency or dates using the format of a user’s locale, so ViziApps incorporates the PhoneGap/Cordova Globalization capabilities to make this easier.

When you are ready to publish your app to an app store or Mobile App Management system, you can also create an app name using any language.

Getting started with ViziApps is easier than ever with Neil Perlin’s new book: Creating Mobile Apps Without Coding. This book is now available in paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon.com.

Neil Perlin Book

ViziApps is the easiest way to create custom mobile apps, even if you’ve never written a line of code. But often a book is the best guide to start using a new tool. Neil’s book is a comprehensive guide to using ViziApps with many examples, yet it is easy to follow with step-by-step instructions.

Creating Mobile Apps Without Coding will guide you to creating your first custom mobile app in less than an hour. You will then be on your way to using ViziApps’ more advanced features like the phone’s Camera and GPS, and integrating live data from the cloud into your app.

Written by acclaimed technology author and documentation consultant Neil Perlin, the book’s clear style is presented with many working examples and pictures. Visit ViziApps.com to learn more about how Creating Mobile Apps Without Coding will jump-start your custom mobile app development. Also read the latest on Neil’s blog, DIY Mobile.

To get Creating Mobile Apps Without Coding click here.

As we all get more comfortable using mobile apps in our everyday personal and working lives, we are demanding more functionality from them. But the very simplicity of using mobile apps has been one of their greatest strengths that attracts us to keep using them.

So how do we increase the complexity and functionality of the apps we design, while retaining the ease-of-use vital to an engaging user experience for their on-going use? This article will show you how ViziApps new Sliding Panel feature provides complex app navigation that is very easy for the user to access and use.

Sliding Panel App Navigation

Slide Panel

You have no doubt used a slide panel in the mobile apps that you interact with every day – it can be seen in mobile apps for Facebook, Google Drive, LinkedIn, Box, and many others. Look in the top-left corner of the app, and you’ll see a slide panel icon. Sometimes it’s a company logo, sometimes it’s the ubiquitous stacked-menu icon, and sometimes a combination of these.

Sliding Panel App navigation

Tap on the menu icon, and the Slide Menu appears from the left of the screen. The menu shows a list of app pages that the user can navigate to. Since the menu icon takes very little of the screen’s real estate, it’s very unobtrusive, yet it’s in a familiar position so users can find it easily.

Sliding Panel App Navigation 2

The list of menu items can be arbitrarily long, which the user can scan through quickly by scrolling, so this is how the set of app features can expand without burdening the user with the feeling of complexity.

Sliding Panel App Navigation

To build a Slide Panel into your ViziApps app, click on the Slide Panel field button in the ViziApps Studio. You can enter a list of menu selections, and then for each selection, specify the page that the app will turn to when the user taps on that selection. Finally, create a menu button using your own image or one of our many stock images, and for the user action select “Show slide panel”.

How can business process applications be re-imagined to leverage the power of mobile devices, or to quickly create completely new business benefits with custom mobile apps? How are the new apps deployed and managed to ensure high levels of adoption?

Join our ViziApps/Apperian webinar on February 26th to hear about the new era of full mobile app lifecycle management. David Asher, VP of Product Management at ViziApps and Stephen Skidmore, Director of Product Marketing at Apperian will explore the new enterprise app lifecycle, including:

  • The key success factors for developing, deploying, and updating enterprise apps within the new reality of employee mobile apps
  • Practical tips on improving the user experience of employee developed apps to ensure the highest levels of end-user adoption
  • How to dynamically test and update enterprise apps by taking a ‘whole lifecycle’ approach

If you are facing a daunting backlog of mobile app requests and can’t figure out how to get them all done within budget, this webinar is for you.

Register to learn the new reality of enterprise employee apps and increase your ROI today.

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