OutSystems Now discontinued

Hello,


This month – July 2020 – we'll release Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) for everyone. In case you haven't heard about them yet, they're new mobile-optimized versions of web apps that you can install through your browser. They increase customer adoption and retention by engaging customers with frictionless experiences.


With PWAs, you'll also be able to test the look and feel of your native apps without having to generate a native build. With this new and improved testing capability enabled by PWAs, we will discontinue our existing OutSystems Now feature.


From Platform Server 11.9 onwards, the OutSystems Now experience will no longer be available in the development environment experience. OutSystems Now will still be available in Google Play and TestFlight until November 2020. After that date, we'll also remove it from Android and Apple stores.


OutSystems Now stopped being supported earlier this year, and we advise our customers to move to PWA mobile testing as soon as possible.


Thanks,

The OutSystems team

Hello Hugo.


How can we test/see mobile apps in IOS and Android after November 2020 ?

Thanks

Thanks guys, I think it will be important to share in this post some link to a page with information on how to use PWA in tests.

Cheers

Eurico Matias wrote:

Hello Hugo.


How can we test/see mobile apps in IOS and Android after November 2020 ?

Thanks

"With PWAs, you'll also be able to test the look and feel of your native apps without having to generate a native build. With this new and improved testing capability enabled by PWAs,"

 

Good that we have 2-3 months of overlap for people to transition from OS Now to PWAs. 

Miguel Verdasca wrote:

Thanks guys, I think it will be important to share in this post some link to a page with information on how to use PWA in tests.

Cheers

 

Hi Miguel,

To use PWAs instead of OutSystems now to test your apps, you just need to have PWAs active in your environment. Doing that, the PWAs experience replace all the places we had linking to OutSystems Now experience.


Please check this link for more details

https://success.outsystems.com/Documentation/11/Delivering_Mobile_Apps/Early_Access_-_Distribute_as_a_progressive_web_app_(PWA)


Thanks

Hugo Gonçalves

Eurico Matias wrote:

Hello Hugo.


How can we test/see mobile apps in IOS and Android after November 2020 ?

Thanks

 Hi Eurico,

You can use PWAs to test and view your mobile apps after that date.

Thanks,
Hugo Gonçalves

 

Good approach Hugo, it will be very useful! Thanks

Thanks Hugo for you clear explanation !

Regards

Hugo Gonçalves wrote:

Miguel Verdasca wrote:

Thanks guys, I think it will be important to share in this post some link to a page with information on how to use PWA in tests.

Cheers

 

Hi Miguel,

To use PWAs instead of OutSystems now to test your apps, you just need to have PWAs active in your environment. Doing that, the PWAs experience replace all the places we had linking to OutSystems Now experience.


Please check this link for more details

https://success.outsystems.com/Documentation/11/Delivering_Mobile_Apps/Early_Access_-_Distribute_as_a_progressive_web_app_(PWA)


Thanks

Hugo Gonçalves

Hi Hugo,

Can one enable the PWA, while having self-signed certificate on the environment?

Regards,

Swatantra

 

Hi Swatantra,

You'll need to run chrome with the following flag: --ignore-certificate-errors It will give a warning but it should work. 

If you don't use that flag, you won't be able to register the service worker, and, therefore, the app won't be recognized as a PWA.

Let me know if this answered your question.

Regards,

Ricardo Alves

PWA's do not support things like the barcode scanner, this is really bad. Outsytems now should only be deprecated when PWA functionality has had a chance to mature.

Joel Gold wrote:

PWA's do not support things like the barcode scanner, this is really bad. Outsytems now should only be deprecated when PWA functionality has had a chance to mature.

 Agree.