• SAP joins the steady stream of next-gen app development framework news via SAP Web IDE/SAPUI5
• SAP could better outline the line-of-business user’s new role in app development by emphasizing its framework’s codeless abilities
SAP is the latest among app platform vendors to highlight its app development framework approach to simplify mobile app development. During this week’s SAP TechEd && d-code developer conference and amidst all the hoopla around the newest version of SAP HANA, some mobile app development updates did surface. SAP demonstrated the simplified tools behind Web IDE (formerly SAP River RDE) coupled with the SAPUI5 framework, and the ability to push codeless development using Fiori’s drag and drop components. (Note, OpenUI5 is the open source version which provides capabilities that export to Apache Cordova). However, SAP seemed to miss the opportunity to target the IDE environment to a newfound enterprise audience that includes business users.