WebSmart 11 Simplifies Responsive IBMi Web App Development with Mobile-Friendly Templates

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Use WebSmart to create PHP, Node.js and RPG desktop and mobile applications that use a single code base.

BCD Software LLC., a Quadrant Software company and an IBM i industry leader for 40 years, has announced the upcoming release of WebSmart 11, BCD’s rapid IBM i desktop and mobile web application development tool. This release includes new responsive templates for creating mobile-friendly PHP, RPG or Node.js web applications.

Responsive Templates Going mobile is no longer a question for most IBM i organizations. It's a business need. However, many organizations don’t have the resources to develop multiple applications that support different devices (e.g. desktops, tablets and smartphones). Creating responsive applications is a great solution to this problem because theyd render well on all devices while using a single code base. It’s also the standard approach for developing many of the web applications users access on a daily basis.

“WebSmart integrates well with web technologies so many of our customers are already developing responsive web applications. The new templates make it much faster to develop responsive applications by generating one code base. They can also help attract new developers by using popular web technologies,” says Marcel Sarrasin, Quadrant’s VP of Corporate Marketing.

WebSmart 11’s responsive templates are available in all three editions of WebSmart (PHP, Node.js and ILE). They use Bootstrap, the most popular open-source responsive framework, to create applications that automatically resize to fit various screen sizes.

Watch this recorded webinar to see real-world examples of responsive WebSmart-developed web applications. 2 © 2016 BCD Software, LLC. All rights reserved. 1333 Burr Ridge Parkway, Suite 200, Burr Ridge IL, 60527, USA.


About WebSmart WebSmart is proven rapid IBM i desktop and mobile web application development tool that is used by hundreds of organizations. WebSmart's templates generate the initial UI (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) and server-side (PHP, Node.js or RPG) code so you begin with a fully-functioning web application. You can then customize your web application for your business needs in the full-featured WebSmart IDE, which includes HTML tools, syntax checking, code completion and more.

You can download a free trial of WebSmart from

BCD and Quadrant Software

BCD is a Quadrant Software company and one of the most successful software organizations in the IBM i marketplace. The companies have a combined 60 years in the IBM i marketplace and have successfully helped thousands of organizations worldwide modernize. Together, Quadrant and BCD help customers maximize their investment in IBM i with their industry leading web development, mobilization, spool file beautification and document distribution tools. Their customers and partners around the world are leaders in key markets such as finance, manufacturing, transportation, retail and healthcare.
Quadrant and BCD are part of the Quadrant group of companies that also includes Netlert, which develops an Avaya call center performance analysis solution, and SoftBase, which provides application testing and tuning solutions for IBM's DB2 database utilizing the OS/390 and z/OS operating systems.
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