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Improved mobile app user experience

Valid from Pega Version 8.4

Pega Platform™ can now produce a better mobile experience through performance gains and flexible access settings. Apps now support quick-loading native worklists, smooth scrolling and swiping, and query-based search, which improve productivity for mobile users. In addition, you can make your app available to users without authentication, and enhance usability for products that do not require strict security controls.

For more information, see Securing mobile apps.

More efficient mobile development

Valid from Pega Version 8.4

The work environment for mobile app developers in Pega Platform™ is now more intuitive. Because every new out-of-the-box application now comes with a preconfigured mobile channel, you can start building mobile apps straight away. Create a mobile channel from scratch, and then customize it to include specific requirements for your new app.

The following updates enhance the process of building mobile apps:

  • Your application stores all mobile channels as rules. You can reuse these channels across all versions of your mobile apps for more convenient updates.
  • You can now configure contextual search from the mobile channel.
  • You can now create native mobile list pages for the app navigation directly from the mobile channel.
  • You can now add pages from web portals to a mobile app navigation pane, with full support for native mobile features, such as floating action buttons.
  • Mobile channels now support configuration through predefined templates, widgets, and actions.
  • You can now instantly preview your mobile channel configuration to see how the app displays on mobile devices.
  • Configuration of offline support for mobile apps is now available from a single, low-code page.
  • The preview section now offers a low-code pane, from which you can instantly start building a mobile app.
  • The mobile channel now supports adding custom iOS and Android modules.
  • Admin Studio now supports a mobile page, from which you can provide your own Mobile Build Server credentials and decide whether users need to provide authentication to download your mobile app.

Improved offline support for mobile apps

Valid from Pega Version 8.4

The updated offline mode in Pega Platform™ now reduces implementation time, enhances the development process, and helps you create a more comprehensive mobile experience for users without a reliable web connection.

The improved offline support includes the following enhancements:

  • Offline-enabled apps now use native mobile UI components, such as headers and bottom bars.
  • Offline mode now supports decision trees for improved case processing. 
  • Users can now process multiple cases simultaneously in separate offline tabs, which leads to higher productivity.
  • Offline-enabled apps now work more efficiently because of improved caching and background synchronization.

For more information, see Working with offline apps.

Data pages can source information from a robotic desktop automation

Valid from Pega Version 8.1

You can now configure data pages to source information from robotic desktop automations (RDA). Using an RDA to source a data page allows you to connect your Pega Platform™ application to any application that is accessible from an end-user's desktop. By using automations to retrieve data and load it into a data page, you can use data virtualization to separate your Pega Platform data model from the physical interface of a legacy system against which the automation is running.

For more information, see Obtaining information from robotic automations.

Support for multiple custom mobile apps for a Pega Platform application

Valid from Pega Version 8.1

To enhance the user experience and provide support for native mobile components, you can create multiple custom mobile apps for a Pega Platform™ application. For each custom mobile app, you must create a different mobile channel interface. In addition, you can configure each custom mobile app to run only in a specific portal for an application. The custom mobile app uses this portal regardless of which default portal is defined for the access group.

For more information, see Selecting a portal for a custom mobile app.

Changes in large data page support in offline-enabled custom mobile apps

Valid from Pega Version 8.1

You can now create offline-enabled custom mobile apps that store reference data in large data pages that are sourced from report definitions, even if these report definitions return no records. Synchronization of these custom mobile apps does not fail. Also, you can now use page type properties as large data page properties.

For more information, see Creating and sourcing large data pages to store large reference data in offline-enabled applications and Custom populator JavaScript functions for large data pages.

Troubleshooting offline-enabled applications in a browser

Valid from Pega Version 8.1

You can now troubleshoot offline-enabled applications by using the Tracer tool and developer tools that are available in a web browser. You can troubleshoot scripts that are running when the application is running, without having to use additional debugging tools.

For more information, see Application debugging using the Tracer tool, Troubleshooting offline-enabled applications with the Tracer tool in a browser, and Offline capability.

Support for native search in custom mobile apps

Valid from Pega Version 8.1

To improve the overall user experience in a custom mobile app, you can configure native search in the user interface of the application. To use the search capability, first configure the pySearchConfiguration rule. This rule allows you to optionally define a set of search categories as a local data source. You then configure the mobile search action for any user interface control, for example, a button in a section. Users can tap the search field to see the most recent search results, including results that are grouped by categories, as they enter search text.

For more information, see Native search capability in custom mobile apps and Configuring search in custom mobile apps.

Enhanced Pulse performance and layout on mobile devices

Valid from Pega Version 8.1

Pulse performance is now faster on mobile devices. The user interface has been enhanced to enable better collaboration among users. The new Pulse mobile layout provides a better user experience for posting messages, adding attachments, bookmarking content, and so on.

For more information about Pulse, see:

Support for when rule in offline-enabled applications

Valid from Pega Version 8.1

You can use when rules in offline-enabled applications without creating custom JavaScript code. Using when rules reduces the offline-enabled application implementation time by further automating case processing in offline mode and deriving the logic directly from the model. No additional configuration is required to use when rules in offline mode.

For more information, see When rule support in offline mode.

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