Thursday, June 21, 2012

Application Express 4.2 Early Adopter and Kscope 12

Today we released the first Early Adopter version of Oracle Application Express 4.2 – right in time for ODTUG KScope12. You can sign up and give it a try:

One of our focus areas in this release of course has been Mobile. And while we’re still actively developing many of the new features in APEX 4.2, you’ll find that you can already build pretty nice looking and usable mobile applications.

With KScope starting this weekend, I thought what better way to illustrate some of the capabilities in APEX 4.2, than to publish a very simple KScope scheduler, highlighting the sessions that are going to be presented by members of the Oracle Application Express development team:

I recommend opening this link on your mobile phone. And if you’re reading my Blog on your desktop (people still use those?), then here’s a handy QR code to save you the hassle of typing in the URL:
I list all the sessions with a simple search box and you can also drill down by presenter, or day. And if you feel like letting us know that you’ll be attending some of these sessions, feel free to leave you name and email for your session(s) of choice.

And lastly, you may have noticed I felt a bit inspired by the conference location, and colorized my app accordingly. If you’re building you apps with the APEX 4.2 EA, you’ll find you currently only have a choice of blue with different shades of gray. But jQuery Mobile offers very easy ways to customize your look & feel to your or your users’ taste. So if you want to learn more about that, and want to see mobile development in APEX 4.2 in action, stop by my session on Wednesday at 9:45am:


  1. Nice look and feel. With just a bit more work, it could be better than the "official" app, which I found very tedious to select all the sessions my team is interested in!

    See you there!

  2. ...If only the app would remember my name and email address on the I'll Be There page across the session so I didn't have to fill it in each time.

  3. Hi!
    Is there anyway to get export of this mobile demo app?