Last post Mar 15, 2016 03:47 AM by IntersoftSolutions
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Los Angeles, CA, February 29, 2016 – Intersoft Solutions, a global vendor specializing in presentation layer components for ASP.NET, Silverlight, WPF, and Mobile application development, today announced the official release of Premier Studio
2016, the company's biggest release yet. Intersoft continues its mission to deliver the best innovative toolset with its latest Premier Studio release, following strong demands for cross-platform enterprise mobile development in the world.
"We are extremely excited to deliver Premier Studio 2016, our biggest and most revolutionary release ever," says Jimmy Petrus, Intersoft's CEO and chief architect. "The 2016 release reflects on our continuous commitment to create the most innovative and
forward-thinking toolset that dramatically improve productivity and shorten development time. On the web platform, we refreshed all 40 WebUI components with a new theming foundation leveraging the latest web trends like SCSS, SVG and Bootstrap. The all-new
WebUI modern theme is a result of unique blending of our rigorous engineering and diligent interface design, and the best of our craftsmanship – which our customers will love to see. On mobile, we introduced a set of new frameworks and components that let
developers easily create beautiful Material apps while sharing 100% of the UI logic. Crosslight 5 also delivers top-requested features like gauges, signature pad, and a streamlined development experience with NuGet. Finally on the desktop, we bring our entire
lineup to fully support WPF platform, including our enterprise-grade reporting suite and data visualization. We're thrilled to have something new for everyone."
“Intersoft’s latest Premier Studio, strongly integrated into Visual Studio 2015, leverages key technologies like .NET and C# to help development teams build powerful and scalable web, desktop and mobile apps on the Microsoft platform,” says Tom Lindeman,
Director of the Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) program at Microsoft. “With huge demand on web, desktop and mobile apps, development team needs powerful and comprehensive tools like Intersoft's Premier Studio to address key challenges in various aspects
of enterprise apps development, as well as to increase their productivity and achieve faster time-to-market delivery for consumers and enterprise audiences alike."
Crosslight 5 introduces Android Material library, a brand-new powerful framework for rapidly building Android apps with Material design aesthetics. Building upon Crosslight's mature and rock-solid foundation, the new Material library provides comprehensive
APIs designed to make it easy for developers to add Material experiences such as list-to-detail shared transitions, floating action buttons, parallax scrolling, collapsible toolbars, and much more.
"The new Crosslight Android library sets a new bar for modern Android apps development. We designed our APIs with these goals in mind: simple, elegant, and intuitive," said Andry Handoko, Intersoft's architect lead for Android. "Developers can now easily
develop Android apps with amazing Material experiences in just a few line-of-code. Things like adding card views, shared element, transitions, parallax image, swipe gesture, and many more can be done with just a single API call away. With zero needs on AXML
configuration, the scale of development time saving and productivity increase is exponential.
Every small and intricate details such as the snackbar, grid view with card view support, multiple floating action buttons, tab view, master detail view, split view, and search view, are now an integral part of Crosslight 5. Developers will also enjoy fundamental
improvements such as centralized title in the ViewModel, automatic back button visibility, XML-less bar items, resource overrides, vibrant Crosslight material theme and streamlined fragment navigation.
Beyond massive new features, Crosslight 5 also brings much improved developer experiences for cross-platform mobile development. As a result, developers can now quickly get started with Crosslight from a blank Xamarin solution or existing Xamarin projects.
With the availability of Crosslight packages in NuGet, supported on both Xamarin Studio and Visual Studio, developers can easily add Crosslight extensions and update to new version with just a single button click. In addition, Crosslight 5 also features a
refreshed Project Wizard which now supports creation of Android Material project along with a variety of Material theme and color selection.
The improved developer experience is paramount in building mission-critical applications that may require around-the-clock support, aligning to the company's overall vision and mission as the industry's leader in enterprise mobile development. This release
publishes over 60 Crosslight packages to NuGet, along with signed Google and Xamarin Support packages.
"Working with Crosslight to create amazing cross-platform apps is now as easy as 1, 2, 3.", says Nicholas Lie, Intersoft's cross-platform technical evangelist, "Developers can now simply start from a new Crosslight solution or download existing samples,
restore NuGet packages and run – it is that simple. We have successfully eliminated so many tedious processes existed in the past versions, and made it completely frictionless in this highly-anticipated Crosslight release. We believe every developer, whether
an advanced or a newbie, will enjoy the wonderful, much streamlined Crosslight development experience."
Crosslight 5 comes fueled with new data visualization and UI components to make enterprise mobile development even easier. Available on both iOS and Android platforms, the new gauge and circular gauge enables developers to easily add stunning dashboards
to their apps. A signature pad component and a refreshed calendar component are also included in the release. All new components are designed with full compliance to the latest platform standards such as universal storyboard support for iOS, and Material support
Crosslight 5 also updates its iOS libraries with an improved iOS 9 support and adds storyboard support to all iOS view controllers. In addition, Crosslight.iOS adds modern transparency transition API for navigation controller, allowing seamless and immersive
push transition animation from one ViewController to another. The entire samples and project templates have been updated to align with the latest standards in iOS development.
WebUI Studio, the company's best selling toolset for web development, brings major groundbreaking features leveraging the latest web standards in this latest release. The new WebUI introduces a completely redesigned user interface across all 40 components,
delivering gorgeous and modern aesthetics demanded in today's web applications. The all-new modern theme is thoughtfully designed to provide a consistent and unified theme for all WebUI components which share common styles based on visual semantics. As a result,
developers can now quickly build powerful and immersive web applications with minimal effort, and enable easy theme customization on centralized semantic styles rather than multiple individual styles.
The release brings major upgrades to all flagship WebUI components joining the immense UI revolution which include WebGrid 10, WebCombo 7, WebInput 5, WebDesktop 5, WebScheduler 5, WebTextEditor 3, and WebTreeView 2. Beyond just a typical interface facelift,
these flagship components have been dramatically improved with more efficient rendering and newer scripting API to deliver even faster performance and pixel-identical result across various modern browsers. Additionally, the new WebUI introduces hundreds of
SVG icons exclusively designed for WebUI components, delivering crystal-clear icons and retina-sharp glyphs scalable to any screen resolutions and hi-dpi displays.
"The 2016 release is a major, highly-important milestone for our WebUI development roadmap.", says Leo Chandra, Intersoft's web developer tools lead, "We reimagined the user interface of all 40 components with a modern theme that look beautiful and consistent
when used together in the application. The process of redesigning such a large number of components in a single release requires a very meticulous and diligent orchestration among our top designers, developers and architects. The result is an absolutely beautiful
masterpiece with deep attention to every detail – which we trust our customers will love and appreciate."
Building on highly-efficient SCSS preprocessor and designed to be compatible with widely-adopted CSS frameworks like Bootstrap, the new WebUI modernizes and simplifies the way developers working with web projects which is made possible as component styles
are now separated out from the logical view. The modern workflow emphasizes on clear separation-of-concern which allows developers to focus on building the functionality of the application, while at the same time enabling designers to prototype user interface
styles in external SCSS files. With SCSS, developers and designers can easily leverage CSS3 selectors and advanced syntaxes like mixins and variables to customize any appearance aspects of the WebUI components. This workflow is instrumental to support modern
web application development with the diversity, dynamic and fast-evolving of web technologies and trends.
WebUI 2016 ships with full support for latest major browsers including Internet Explorer 11, Edge, Safari 9, Chrome 48 and Firefox 44.
ClientUI 12 is a major release of Intersoft's flagship toolset for RIA and desktop application development which brings a variety of stunning charts to its powerful reporting suite and a strong focus on the WPF platform. The reporting suite includes dozen
of chart types commonly used in financial and enterprise reports such as bar, column, pie, doughnut, bubble, scatter, range and much more. In addition, a comprehensive set of intuitive designers for chart is also included in this release, allowing developers
easily define the data source and chart properties right from the report designer surface.
"The latest ClientUI release was the result of our continuous commitment for Windows-based application development," says Jacky, Intersoft's tools lead for the Windows platform, "We are excited to bring our years of expertise in Silverlight tools development
to the WPF platform which receives increasing demands among solution providers, ISVs and enterprise, naturally reflecting on the direction changes Microsoft made in its latest Windows 10. Along with the new chart support for our reporting suite, we also shipped
a converter for quickly migrating existing Crystal Reports files. We have also added many new samples for the WPF platform which demonstrate the best practices for enterprise application development."
More importantly, the latest ClientUI release is a reflection of the company's recent direction toward enterprise-focused development toolset for Windows platform. A multitude of UI components previously available in Silverlight are now made available and
further refined on the WPF platform, including the groundbreaking reporting suite and the recently added charts. All flagship data components have been improved for better performance and takes advantage of newer API to support the latest Windows operating
system. Developers can also find more comprehensive samples for the WPF platform which were unavailable previously, including the reporting suite, charts, grid views, scheduler views, and many more.
With over 500 highly advanced components across 7 platforms – including ASP.NET, Silverlight, WPF, iOS, Android, and Windows – Intersoft Premier Studio 2016 is the industry’s ultimate, most comprehensive development toolset available in the market today.
Software developers can download a free copy of 30-day fully functional trial to experience the new Premier Studio features. For more information about what's new in this release, visit Intersoft
Studio 2016 Tour.
Intersoft Studio 2016 editions are now available for immediate purchase at www.intersoftpt.com/store. For complete pricing details and other product bundles, please see Intersoft
Four editions are available:
All Intersoft Studio editions including Premier Studio, WebUI Studio, and Mobile Studio are now available in Subscription basis only. Learn more about the benefits
of a subscription .
Intersoft Solutions is the industry leader in presentation layer components, providing a broad range of innovative ASP.NET, Silverlight, WPF and Mobile development toolset for professional developers, independent software vendors, and enterprise technology
partners. With strong focus in great user experience design and powerful component architecture, Intersoft Solutions has built over 500 state-of-the-art components since 2002 – empowering millions of users with richer, more intuitive applications that run
on the desktop, web and mobile platforms; while giving developers the benefits of easy-to-use development tools and enhanced productivity. More information on Intersoft products and services is available at www.intersoftpt.com.