Archive: November 2014
ICEfaces 4.0 Final Released!
The ICEfaces 4.0 final release is now available!
Release Highlights (final stats)
- 25 new integrated ICEfaces Mobile Components (MOBI), including Native device support via BridgeIt.
- 9 new, and 30 enhanced ACE Components.
- Targets (and requires) JSF 2.2, a ... read more
ICEfaces 4.0 Roadmap Update
I’m pleased to announce that the next ICEfaces release will be 4.0!
ICEfaces 4.0 will provide JSF 2.2 platform support in ICEfaces, including integration with JSF 2.2 features such as HTML5 pass-through attributes, and resetValues support. In addition to being based on JSF 2.2, we have many exciting new features and improvements planned for this release:
Augmented Reality Forms is new (but experimental) and is coming up in ICEmobile 1.3. There are a lot of potential applications, but one that appeals to nearly everyone is an Augmented Reality Shopping Cart. You can see it in action here:
There ... read more
ICEmobile is featured in the latest (free) issue of JAX Magazine:
In the future, will we be seeing life through Android-powered Google Glass headsets? Perhaps, but with a couple of JSF components existing smartphones can already do augmented reality pretty well. As Ted Goddard demonstrates in this month’s ... read more
At last, we have obtained a BlackBerry Z10 from the good folks at Telus (thanks to Rob). Without question, this is the best BlackBerry yet. It is a well constructed, modern smartphone with all of the required features for building interesting applications (front and rear cameras, accelerometer, gyroscope, and high resolution display).
It will be fun to try out the various BlackBerry Ap ... read more
It turns out that it is compatible: as you’ll see in the video, we can easily create 3D mod ... read more
From time to time we have customers ask us why they should consider upgrading their application from running on ICEfaces version 1.8 to version 3.2. They are curious as to what the differences and added benefits are between the two major release platforms. I thought it might be worth trying to summarize the differences here:
- 350 New Features and Enhancements: In addition ... read more
As enterprises begin to explore their options for extending IT infrastructure into the mobile space, one of the questions we often hear is “Why not just develop my solution using HTML5?”. I’ll take a stab at answering that, and describe how ICEmobile add ... read more
One of the missing pieces in developing Augmented Reality applications is the creation of the objects themselves. Autodesk has released 123D Creature, a creature editor for the iPad. According to the specifications, it is capable of .OBJ file export, precisely the input file type supported by ... read more
Without question, the most captivating new feature in ICEmobile is the Augmented Reality marker viewer.
Here is a short demonstration showing how marker-based augmented reality can be easily used within a web application. The application developer simply creates a list of Wavefront .obj files and these are attached to the AR markers according to their index in the list. (This is just mob ... read more