New Timeline Template Provides a Unique Way to Visualize Events
April 2012 Lombard, IL
Today, software developer michaels, ross & cole, ltd. (mrc) announces the addition of the Timeline Template to the m-Power Project Exchange. m-Power is a development platform that rapidly creates web applications such as report-writing, Business Intelligence, executive dashboards, e-commerce, customer portals, and mobile applications to name a few.
The m-Power Project Exchange is like a free app store for m-Power users. It lets users share or download custom m-Power components, like templates, external objects, or User Defined Functions (UDFs). These components give m-Power users new features/capabilities or let them build new types of web applications.
The Timeline Template lets users create applications that display data in an intuitive, timeline format (as seen in this demo timeline application). Users can scroll horizontally through a data timeline and click any event for a popup box containing more information. While it has a variety of uses, here are a few types of applications that m-Power users could build with the timeline template:
Like all m-Power templates, the new Timeline Template includes all necessary application elements and uses the same 3-step build process: To build a timeline application, users just select their data, define a few specs, and click "build".
"The timeline interface gives users a simple and intuitive way to view events," says Rick Hurckes, developer of the Timeline Template. "But even more importantly, this new template lets m-Power users create some very useful applications that could really help their business."###
mrc's development platform, m-Power, is used to create business applications and can run on any platform that supports Java (e.g. OS/400, Linux, Unix, and Windows). Applications access DB2/400, Oracle, MySQL and MSSQL, or any combination thereof. m-Power is used to create an endless variety of Java-based business applications such as: Mobile apps, Web reports, dashboards, eCommerce apps, business intelligence, and more. It is also the only development platform to automate translation and offer full multi-lingual support.
mrc was a recipient of the Apex Award for application development, is a long-time IBM Business Partner, and has been producing award-winning development software since 1981.
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