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Facebook Integration

You could have the best app/website in the world, there's no point if no-one knows about it! Why waste $$$ marketing your project when we can tap into social media networks such as Facebook and make it go viral? Facebook Stats (Oct 2013): * 500 million registered users (250 million log in daily) * Each user has on average 130 Friends. If a person was to login to an AA project using the same login they use for Facebook, ...more »

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WEB: Use of PHP

The ability to use php coding withing the web side (or) of alpha.

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desktop calendar for desktop

Since alpha already uses the codejock library would appreciate a feature pack for creating a scheduler on the desktop. Similar to:

http://www.brilliantdatabase.com/main/videos2_show/242

 

If this inexpensive software can do it so should Alpha.

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Auto zip backup and add date time extension

Provide an option to automatically zip a backup of the database when the software is closed. It should append the date and time to the zip file and place in a user defined location.

 

Include an option, probably under the current zip option, to cause the automatic zip backup to run now.

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Include Container ID at the END

When we add a Container (or Frame), the BEGINNING container includes the ID Name, but the ENDING does inot....

 

This is not an issue with just a few containers, and not many controls. But, when we have a lot of controls, it's hard to connect the dots.

 

And, it woudl be great to have expand/collapse in the Tree View of the Dialog Builders - so that if one section is 'done', we can collapse it from our view

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WAS Session Timout Warning

A feature to redirect to a page of choice when web session is about to expire. A custom warning message with developer definable pop-up time, say within 1 minute of session timeout.

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Offer incentives for reporting & documenting bugs!

PART1: Acknowledge and reward "finders" for all the time spent on documenting and reporting a5 bugs. In the end, this would ultimately enable Alpha to produce a better / cleaner product, and save other users much frustration..... PART2: It would also be beneficial for users to be able to research and review these bugs online. (with associated info regarding status, workarounds & and patch date) If bug reporting was ...more »

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Ajax callback wait message

A common requirement while doing an ajax callback is to put up a message box that says, for example, "Please wait until the calculation completes", perhaps with a rotating gif.

Add this to the action button property sheet so we don't have to code it with JavaScript in Client side events.

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Direct Print for Web Applications

Although this question has been asked in the A5 forums a few times, no easy method has been offered by any of the versions, including V11. The idea is to have an option in a web app that would allow the user to click on the "print" button, and have the PDF or other document print directly to the default printer, without having to view it on the screen first. This would be especially handy for applications used in a ...more »

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Desktop - Alpha Installer - .net and c++

For the runtime installer. A way is needed so c++, runtime, .net files and alpha runtime can be installed in one operation. It would also be nice if some registry entries can be made.

 

We can do this easily with things like astrum installer, but it does not appear to be possible with alpha installer.

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The WAS can redirect port 80 to SSL

Now you need two WAS instances if you have a SSL-site: one to listen to Port 80 in order to service a redirect statement in an index page and one to service the SSL.

It would be nice if a SSL-configured WAS could be configured to listen Port 80 and automatically redirect to a certain page.

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Image upload from Smart Phones and/or Drag n/ Drop Image

I don't see a way on a Smart Phone to browse to a folder to select an image to upload. I have absolutely no idea how it would work - have had my iPhone for a whopping month - but we definitely have a need for image upload from a Mobile devices that don't have traditional folders. For us it's real estate agents and builders. It would apply to anybody who does a lot of work from the field and has images in their database. ...more »

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