Forgotten passwords in mobile apps are a thing of the past in Experience Builder. Along with various sign-up and login options, you can now provide your end users with the ability to recover or change their login credentials, whether it’s your typical email address and password, a one-time password, or a mobile phone number.
Workflow Builder: Assign Tasks to Requesters
With this new release for Workflow Builder comes many improvements, including the ability to now cancel a request in the “Request detail page”, until the moment that an operator is ready to start handling the request. What’s more, tasks can now also be assigned to the requester during the process workflow. Other enhancements include improvements on experience debt, including improved email previews.
Multilingual is Now Supported in the Case Management Framework!
All static entities created inside the Case Management framework are now multilingual. With this release, English, Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and German are supported. Our new Search API Case_GetCasesByActivity now also returns all your cases by default and enables filtering based on associated activities. Case Management framework helps you accelerate the creation of custom-fit business process applications.
Technical Preview: Built-in Emails for Mobile and Reactive Web Apps
Create, compose, and send emails in Mobile and Reactive Web apps with the new Built-in Emails Technical Preview feature. Building your emails in Service Studio is easy, intuitive, and you can do it in real time.
We’ve Improved the Upgrade Process: We Call It Flexible Upgrade | OutSystems
The new process separates the upgrade of the OutSystems platform from upgrades of OutSystems applications. Now you can upgrade to the latest version of OutSystems and benefit from all the new capabilities, stability and security of the newest version, while applications remain untouched. Each development team will upgrade their apps, on the sequence desired, allowing for better time management and risk control. The new upgrade process avoids the time consuming task of republishing all modules, which means shorter environment unavailability for development related tasks. If a “republish all modules” is desired, it can also be done at any time. This capability is available only when upgrading from any OutSystems version 11 to version 11.12 or later.
Easily Refresh Existing REST APIs on Service Studio
Refresh REST services, import a new OpenAPI specification, and override a consumed REST services specification, so new attributes or APIs can be consumed. Besides increasing productivity, you can now get the necessary changes from the specification file instead of implementing them manually. It will also avoid the need to import the consumed REST service all over again if you delete it.
Technical Preview: SEO-Friendly URLs for Reactive Web Apps
Customize your Reactive Web app's URLs for search engine results with the new SEO-friendly URLs Technical Preview feature. You can now create rules in Service Center and customize the URL structure and page names directly in Service Studio.
Easily Track Your Recent Findings in Architecture Dashboard
Staying on top of technical debt is super important, and the first step is to prevent it from going up. Now you'll be able to filter your report area by creation and reopen date. No more guessing work to track your recent findings, simply filter them by past weeks, sprints, or quarters, and waste no more time tackling your technical debt. Check out our documentation for more information on how to find, filter, and understand the causes of technical debt.
Workflow Builder: Save Time by Running Workflows in Parallel
Sometimes, to get something accomplished, you need people from different teams to take different actions before you can move on to the next step. Rather than one having to wait for the other in a sequential order when completing a business process, Workflow Builder now allows people to act on these tasks in unison with parallel flows. This update provides the perfect way to design processes with multiple paths executed in parallel but within the same instance.
Experience Builder: Keep Users Engaged With Effortless Onboarding
First impressions can make a huge difference, and the mobile app sign-up process is often the first time you interact with an end user. Creating an effortless onboarding experience is vital in setting the tone for the rest of their interactions. In Experience Builder, you can now make this process painless with alternatives beyond the standard “What’s your email?” login. Try out other options to help people sign in with a phone number, one-time password, or drawing pattern. Familiarity and speed are the best approaches for getting people to dive into your apps!
Edit Your Data Like You Would in a Spreadsheet
Quickly add, edit, and delete entities directly in non-production environments. Simply double-click the attributes you want to change and make any necessary adjustments. You'll boost your productivity by editing data at least 10X faster, opening up priceless time in your day. Full back offices, advanced SQL queries, or advanced knowledge is no longer necessary when preparing your data for tests or demos! This feature will be available for everyone with Platform Server version 11.11.1 or above.
New Version of the Case Management Framework (CMf) Available
The latest version of the Case Management framework (CMf) is now available with several new features! Use the search APIs to easily find and retrieve use cases and activities, along with other useful filter and sorting options. A new action is also available, allowing you to discard the current activity and stop the BPT process flow. If Access Control is active, fetch and search APIs will now automatically filter cases based on access permissions and deny access accordingly.
Experience Builder: Import Flows to Accelerate App Development
As a developer, when you start building a mobile app, do you ever get that feeling of déjà vu? Like remembering that team X developed that amazing flow for onboarding journeys in product Y and how useful it would be to take advantage of it? In Experience Builder, you can now create your own assets by importing your flows (with your own UX/UI, data, integrations and embedded best practices), so they can be shared and reused by all other Experience Builder users, provided they’re on the same infrastructure.
Workflow Builder: What’s New, Email Customization, and New Form Fields
What’s new in Workflow Builder? Exactly that: an in-app ‘What’s new’ section where you can check the latest Workflow Builder features as they’re released! But there’s more: you can also now customize the email notifications you send to requesters and operators. And finally, you can add two more field types to your forms: multiple checkbox and email address.
Get the New Version of the Case Management Framework (CMf)
The latest version of the Case Management framework (CMf) is now available! New features include the ability to easily manage access permissions at different case levels. The system now automatically verifies if the user has the necessary write access permissions and automatically denies access if they are missing. Install the OutTracker showcase app, built with the CMf, by choosing the "Start from an App" option when creating your application in Service Studio. If need be, it will automatically install the CMf, as well as the updated OutTracker app.
Get All the Details You Need on Architecture Findings in Architecture Dashboard
No more jumps! In the quest to evolve the Architecture Dashboard into a more autonomous tool, users are now able to have a complete experience through solving findings. There’s no need to navigate away to search for consumed elements information. We added the required information on dependencies and the list of elements consumed with each architecture finding.
New AI-Powered Help Suggestions Directly in Service Studio
Meet a powerful new help experience within Service Studio, available right when you need it. Right-click any component for contextual help from OutSystems sources such as documentation, community, and blog posts. If you want to search all available resources, click on the new “What do you want to do?” button to find what you need without leaving your development environment.
Announcing the General Availability of MABS 7.0
The latest Mobile Apps Build Service (MABS) version is now generally available! MABS 7.0 uses Android 11 (API level 30) and iOS 14 SDKs and supports Android X. Get the latest version to ensure you remain compliant with the necessary requirements to publish your Android apps on Google Play and your iOS apps on the App Store. For further details, check the MABS 7.0 release notes.
Cloud: Scaling Out with Client-Side Certificates
If you have client-side certificates, you can now quickly scale out your systems in self-service. By supplying your certificates to the OutSystems team, they will install them to the front-end servers on your behalf. In this way, OutSystems applications can consume web services that require client-side authentication, as well as those that aren’t exposed to the internet through VPN connection.
Easily Manage Your Environments in Service Studio
You can now manage your multiple environments in Service Studio. When logging in, or switching environments, you can quickly search through your environment list, remove those that are no longer in use, or assign a recognizable name to each environment (which really comes in handy when you have dozens of them). These are some of the new features that make it easier for you to maintain your ever-growing environment list.