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Best UI5 app ever?

I once saw PacMan built in UI5 at a CodeJam. And 5 minutes after that we got a demo of SAP Sports One, also built in UI5. Sure, we all know that SAP Fiori applications are built with SAPUI5. And yes, it is a powerful framework to use building your applications. But when I saw PacMan and Sports One, I realised that the framework offers much more than I expected.

That’s how Suzanne van den Bergh and I came up with the idea to create the UI5 Top 5. A community search for the best UI5 app ever.

Rules of the game
You can either use SAPUI5 or OpenUI5 for your app, no PowerPoint, Axure or Build. Submit working apps only. Send in your app in the comments of the YouTube video or in the comments of this blog. Or send me a tweet (@tbroek) and use the #UI5Top5 hashtag. Make sure you do so before March 15.You can send in your app with a working URL to the actual app. Or you can send me a recording of your app. If you have any question on how to enter the game, please let me know.Categories
We’ll strive to make it an honest community competition. And as you cannot compare apples and oranges, we’ll probably create some categories like:

  • Business use
  • Gaming
  • Private use

Challenge us and make it as hard as possible for the judges 😉

Validation criteria
The jury, soon to be announced, will validate all submissions on the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • User Experience
  • Technical challenges

Announcement of the UI5 Top 5
The UI5 Top 5 will be announced at UI5con in Frankfurt on March 24.

Ready for the game? Send in your best UI5 app before March 15 and maybe you’ll make it to the UI5 Top 5 of best UI5 apps ever!


And now – the results


5 Manuel Will – The Simplifier

  • Lots of custom controls
  • Not themed, but not boring due to layout and component composition
  • Pro category


4 Mustafa Bensan – mySmartApp for Business Objects Design Studio

  • Great use of custom controls for graphs and networks
  • Visually appealing
  • Challenging to spice up an entry dialog
  • Pro category


3 Kannan P Kumar – UI5 CodeWalker

  • Very nicely themed
  • Not your regular app, something quite different
  • Learning UI5 to a next level
  • Playful category


2 Brandon Webb – Home alerts app

  • Packaged into a real mobile app
  • Very nice functionality
  • Custom controls and themable
  • Pro category


1 Andreas Legath – Party app Juketube

  • Creative use case
  • Huge potential
  • Not so responsive
  • Playful category


Congrats to the winners of the first #UI5Top5!



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    1. Twan van den Broek Post author

      Wait no prizes … how could I forget about that. Well of course there is the perpetual community recognition 😉
      Need to find some sponsors and I will get back on the prizes part. (Dear Mr./Mrs Sponsor – please contact me if you’re willing to participate)

      Kind regards

    1. Twan van den Broek Post author

      Hi JK,
      Sure! Happy to receive your contribution. It is not a commercial competition, it is a community Top 5 to show the power of the UI5 framework.
      Using mock data is OK, as long as it is an actual running UI5 application.

      Kind regards

  1. Daniel Ruiz

    hi Twan,

    I’m particularly curious on the game engine produced with UI5. Any information you can provide? – ie. a hyperlink, if to follow the rules !



  2. Mustafa Bensan

    Hi Twan,

    I have a couple of questions:

    1.  Does the UI5 app have to be standalone, or can it be an embedded UI5 app?
    2.  If the entry is submitted as a YouTube video what is the maximum acceptable duration?





    1. Twan van den Broek Post author

      Hi Mustafa

      A couple of answers 😉

      1. Standalone or embedded, both are fine. As long as you use UI5
      2. Make a short movie that shows your app running

      Look forward to your submission.

      Kind regards


  3. Martin Steinhauser

    Hi Twan,

    here my app flaumoq with a video and download links on the same page. You can donwload it for free on ios, android and windows phones from the respective app stores.

    Next to the problem that the app solves, this hybrid app based on openUI5 and cordova was built to find out find out the differences/advantages… to native apps across different categories important for development and the end users. See more in the article Journey of building an hybrid application and Comparism to Native iOS Development which also explains technical backgrounds.

    Best regards Martin


  4. Former Member

    Hi Twan,

    better late than never, here’s our submission for the Best UI5 App. It’s our platform, the Simplifier.

    The Simplifier is a low-code platform to build integrated business and IOT applications. Without having to use any code. You basically create enterprise applications by using predefined building blocks, process flows, connectors & APIs and you can use the apps on a variety of devices, even wearables.

    Why is the Simplifier the best UI5 App ever?

    Not only is the Simplifier built with UI5, but all the applications that you create with the Simplifier are be done in UI5 (and other libraries/frameworks). Kind of an “appception”, if you will.

    We’d love to show you more of it at UI5con.

    Please have a look at the website before you jump to the video, which shows you an example of a simple Purchase Order App that is connected to an underlying SAP system.

      1. Former Member

        Hi Twan,

        just saw that the registration has already closed. We need some way to get in there, Twan! Can you help us out here? My colleague Christopher Bouveret has already joined the waitlist on Eventbrite.


        Best Regards





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