Our new sample app is a calculator for shared household expenses. It
enables users to define recurring expenses in one panel and fields
for those expenses are then created in another panel. This app
demonstrates formula-driven labels.
New properties enable you to set validation messages, field units and
labels of groups, fields, buttons and list panel options through
formulas. This feature enables your apps to more closely adapt to
values entered by your users.
Use four new functions to turn numbers into formatted text strings.
Another four functions convert numbers stored in text strings to pure
numbers. All new functions take the app language into account and
support 147 language variants.
A new start screen now greets you when starting Calcapp Creator. Use
it to set app-wide properties, like the app language and zoom level,
and to change the app name. There are also links to various
New properties help you determine if your user is using an iPhone, an
Android device, a Windows PC, an iPad or a Mac. Use this feature to
do things like only showing a text box if the user is running an
iPhone or changing app colors based on the operating system.
You can now pad numbers with leading zeroes by setting a minimum
number of integer digits in the inspector. With a minimum number of
four digits, 23 is formatted as 0023. As a bonus, we show how to
accomplish the same thing using formulas and share some news
regarding the venerable IF function.
Some countries use a 12-hour clock in everyday life, but a 24-hour
clock in some professions. Our new release enables you to use a
language that normally uses a 12-hour clock and still use a 24-hour
clock for some time fields.
Assign subject lines to reports you send from apps with our new
release. You can determine the subject line using a formula, enabling
you to include parts of the report in the subject line itself. Use
this feature in conjunction with labels or rules in your email client
to automatically sort incoming reports.
What if you want to limit the number of characters users can type in
a text field? This tip uses validation to alert your users if they
type too much text and show you how to include only a limited number
of text field characters in reports.