Mobile Application Development Platform for Developers - Kapsel Apps
Building Hybrid 'Kapsel' Apps with SAP Mobile Platform - Enablement Resources
|Overview||Admin & Architect||Developer||Integration||Events|
|Native Apps||Hybrid Apps|
Overview - Developing Mobile Apps with Kapsel
Hybrid apps are web style apps that run in a native container. They combine advantages of web apps and native apps: write once, run on many devices, access device functionality. Hybrid apps are also referred to as Cross Platform apps.
Kapsel has replaced the proprietary technologyof previous versions of SMP and SUP.
Since it's initial release earlier this year, a number of new features and plugins have been introduced.
What's new with SMP Server SP4 and SMP SDK SP5
Our Kapsel story has been a great success, and we see great adoption among the developer community. The concept of making enterprise critical functionality available through the plugin model provides a lot of value to developers.
In the latest support package, we have added new features to SAP Mobile Platform; the specific enhancements on the Kapsel side are the following - read this blog for more detail:
- Kapsel support for OData Offline
- Enhancements to Logger Plugin
- End to End trace
- Windows support
Developing Hybrid Apps with the Web IDE and its Hybrid App Toolkit Add-on
SAP Web IDE is a browser based IDE for developing SAPUI5 based applications. It lets you design, build and deploy Fiori like apps based on SAPUI5.
With the release of the Web IDE Hybrid App Toolkit Add-on, Web IDE can now be integrated with a local Cordova development environment, and thus supports development of hybrid applications based on Cordova framework!
Read more about it:
- In his blog Hybrid Application Development with SAP Web IDE sets the context for
- @Midhun VP: describes in a step-by-step guide how to add a Cordova plugin to your SAPUI5 project to access the native features of the phone in few clicks (example: Camera Plugin)
The Kapsel plugins for Apache Cordova provide capabilities like application life cycle management, implementation of a common logon manager and single sign-on (SSO), integration with SAP Mobile Platform Server-based push notifications and so on.
With the release of SMP Server SP4 and SMP SDK SP5, you have now access to all of following Kapsel plugins:
|App Update||Attachment Viewer (SP05PL03)||AuthProxy|
|Barcode Scanner||Cache Manager||Calender (SP06)||Encrypted Storage|
|End-2-End Tracing (SP5)||Logger||Logon||Offline OData (SP5)|
|Online Application||Printer (SP06)||Push||SAP Fiori Client|
|Settings||Toolbar||Voice Recording (SP08)|
How to Develop with Kapsel
Kapsel related blogs by John Wargo
author of several books on mobile development with Apache Cordova/Adobe PhoneGap.is the product manager for the SMP Hybrid SDK (Kapsel) and the SAP Fiori Client. He is also the
He writes great blogs, and I highly suggest following him on SCN and discuss through comments on his blogs.
Some of the most read and commented blogs include:
- Cross-Platform App Development.A great collection of information and links around Kapsel.
- Kapsel Kitchen Sink Application - a sample app for you to learn how exactly the API's work.
- Kapsel SDK and the SAP Fiori Client
- Updated Version of the SAP Fiori Client Available
- [Kapsel] How to use the Push plugin on iOS by @Daniel Silva
- Developing Kapsel Apps with Visual Studio by @Marvin Hoffmann
Ready for hands-on? Immerse yourself into the Kapsel Getting Started
A must-read for anyone developing with Kapsel!
Developing Mobile Apps with Kapsel (Jul '14)
Developing Offline Apps with Kapsel (Oct '14)
Watch this webinar recording by pdf): to learn about developing with Kapsel (
Building Custom Fiori Clients with SMP
| continuous the Hybrid SDK series, and in this webinar presents and demos how you can build your custom Fiori App:|
|Brought to you by the SAP Technology RIG|