Current version of Formspider will it support HTML5 features, It will be amazing if we can marry PL/SQL with HTML5.


asked 01 Aug '12, 07:54

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For regular desktop Web applications, Formspider is a perfect fit. It will provide what the executives are looking for. If you can provide me an email address (just email contact at I can send you links for a few really cool ones. They will give you a fairly good idea of what Formspider is capable of.

For mobile Web applications it depends... All Formspider applications will work in mobile browsers. However, today, Formspider does not have a mobile specific UI library. Mobile Web, even native mobile applications are areas we are going to provide solutions for. At this point, we don't have specific libraries though.


answered 01 Aug '12, 09:10

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Hi Pramod,

Thank you for your interest in Formspider. This is an excellent question that we get asked a lot.

Technically, several elements in Formspider make use of HTML5 features.

We constantly look out for ways to utilize the latest technology so that PL/SQL developer can build the best applications. Our goal however, is not to use HTML5 in Formspider as much as possible. Our goal is to enable you to build very high quality web applications and ensure that they work the same way in every browser. Sometimes HTML5 is the right way to go. If this is the case, we take advantage of it. As HTML5 technology becomes more ubiquitous in browsers, I suspect we'll get to use more and more of it over time.

As the famous saying goes, "People don’t want to buy a quarter-inch drill. They want a quarter-inch hole." :-) As long as Formspider applications provide a great experience to users it does not matter if Formspider accomplishes it with HTML5 or HTML4.

With that said, let me ask you this... What is it that you want to accomplish with HTML5? What business purpose do you have on your mind?


answered 01 Aug '12, 08:12

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Great to Hear, I have over 20 years of experience as Enterprise Architect, Often meet with Lot of executives there biggest concern is UI and what it takes to maintain and Support. These days buzz word is HTML5.

Following are areas i am interested leveraging formspider framework (Assumption Oracle Database), 1. Enterprise Level Desktop Applications (For Desk Jobs) 2. Enterprise Mobile Apps (For Mobile Professionals) 3. Enterprise Mobile Devices ( For Warehouse Professionals who handle Symbol/Intermec Mobile Computers)

I need advise on formspider limitations for abovesaid scenarios.


(01 Aug '12, 08:55) PVision2020

Can you send me some links as promised to Looking forward for the same.


(01 Aug '12, 09:30) PVision2020
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