A couple of day ago I posted a blog in SCNs mobile developer space to announce the release of AppBuilder.

Since I hang around in the mobile developer corner all the time I totally forgot that the SAP UI5 community may also be very interested in this tool. Thanks to Shen Peng to make me aware of that.

Available under https://tools.hana.ondemand.com/#sapui5 you can easily download, install and start coding SAP UI5 mobile based Apps.

Just give it a try. Download, Unzip, Start (Limits apply).

The nice thing about AppBuilder is that it is a IDE completely run in your browser. And which technology can render HTML5 best? Yes, current browser technology. So it is a natural decision to just edit the App you want to write directly in the technology you use to run the App.

AppBuilder is a helpful tool to create Proof of Concept like Apps and the created code can easily be used as a starting point for your real project. Also it eases the access to OData services and works perfectly with SAP Mobile Platform Cloud Version (Trial available here: https://hanatrial.ondemand.com).

And this is how it looks like:

WYSIWYG Design view with drag & drop support:


Code View – for the serious developer:


Don’t forget to share your experiences here.

Have Fun,


Edit: Just forgot to point you to more resources for AppBuilder:

SAP AppBuilder Developer Center

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