Updated 29 October 2020: Some screenshots changed due to updates in BAS/MDK Editor.
You might have already seen the announcement about availability of SAP Business Application Studio on SAP’s Multi-Cloud environment (Cloud Foundry). Following this release, SAP released a trial for SAP Business Application Studio ( in the SAP Business Technology Platform trial account). If you have not yet subscribed yet, follow this post.
SAP Business Application Studio is a next generation, tailor made development environment available as a service on SAP Cloud Foundry which offers a modular development for business application for SAP Intelligent Enterprise.
You can now create and modify your Mobile Development kit (MDK) applications in SAP Business Application Studio.
Setting Up the MDK Editor in SAP Business Application Studio (Cloud Foundry)
When you create a new Dev Space, select “SAP Mobile Application”. This space contains capabilities to create Mobile Development Kit based apps. (Same Dev space type supports development for Mobile Cards and Mobile Backend Tools (MBT))
Once space is created, click start icon to start. Once started, click on the space name to enter into development environment.
Note: (If you are on trial – You are allowed a maximum number of 2 dev spaces, and only 1 can be run at a time.)
Creating a New Project (Cloud Foundry)
Navigate to File menu → click New Project from Template. (if you dont see this option, reload BAS page)
Features supported by Mobile Development Kit editor in SAP Business Application Studio are similar to the features supported by Mobile Development Kit extension for Visual Studio Code.
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Migrate MDK Project from SAP Web IDE (NEO) to SAP Business Application Studio (CF)
You can easily migrate your MDK metadata project from SAP Web IDE to SAP Business Application studio. Please follow this post.
For help with the supported MDK features in the SAP Business Application Studio please refer to the documentation here.
New to MDK development?
Follow these tutorials to learn more about Mobile development kit:
- Check out new post on What’s new in Mobile development kit client 5.1
- MDK documentation:
Product Management, SAP Mobile Services