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Zoho Creator Features New Web Interface, Provides Solution for Mobile Workforce and Includes Customer Portal Feature

PLEASANTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zoho today announced a new version of Zoho Creator, a powerful and easy-to-use platform for creating online database applications. Zoho Creator has obtained a large, loyal user base of five million users worldwide thanks to its robust, user-friendly feature set which includes a drag-and-drop UI for creating forms, extensive business logic and data analytics options, and much more. Now, Zoho has taken its online database software to the next level with a broad set of upgrades and features.

"The success of Zoho Creator lies in the fact that businesses can build useful, sophisticated and custom database applications without spending a lot of time or money. Users have shown that by creating over 750,000 applications on Zoho Creator," said Raju Vegesna, Zoho evangelist. "We now take this to the next level, empowering companies to efficiently create and collaborate on these custom applications."

The All-New Zoho Creator

  • New Web Interface Makes Application Building Process Faster The user interface has been redesigned to offer Zoho Creator users an even better, more intuitive experience. Since the steps of the navigation process are better laid out, the application building process has been simplified, thus decreasing the amount of time it takes to create a new, custom database application. The features like dashboard for applications, the search tab, inline editing, and contextual linking enhance accessibility and organization inside the builder, thus enhancing the overall experience for the user.
  • Mobile Applications Provide Access to Critical Information Anywhere, Anytime With mobility being critical to businesses, Zoho Creator offers native apps for iOS and Android devices, allowing business users to manage their apps and access the data on their mobile devices. The new mobile apps allow users to access their Creator apps - personal, shared and workspace apps - along with the forms within the apps. Users can add, edit and delete data within the app. Users can also search, filter, group, sort and apply custom actions on data. Creator mobile apps support all deluge events.

    In addition, Zoho Creator now includes an SMS notification feature that enables users to pass on time-critical information instantly. The feature is integrated with major SMS services such as Clickatell, Twilio, Clockwork SMS, Screen Magic and Hoiio.
  • Robust Customer Portal Feature Improves Collaboration For organizations that need to service a large number of customers, the new customer portal feature allows business owners to share critical applications and information with important users. These users simply log into a private portal with a username and password; they do not have to be Zoho users to access the portal. Once in the portal, users can access the relevant applications, view reports and find the resources that the portal owner has elected to share with them. For example, customers can log into an online store's ordering portal and place orders through the order management application, view their past orders and even resolve any support issues related to ordering. This feature releases the resources of the organization as users can now manage the applications themselves through this portal.

Zoholics: Developers

Building on the success of Zoholics, Zoho's annual user conference, Zoho will be hosting a Creator-centric Zoholics: Developers event which is scheduled to take place March 20-21, 2014, in San Francisco. More details about the event are available at https://www.zoho.com/zoholics/developers.html.

Pricing and Availability

Zoho Creator is available immediately, and users can sign up for a free, 30-day trial to evaluate the software. There are a variety of pricing plans to accommodate the differing needs of the users. The basic plan starts at $25 per month. The Zoho Creator iOS and Android apps are available at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zoho-creator/id692005267?mt=8 and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zoho.creator.a, respectively.

For more information on Zoho Creator, please visit https://www.zoho.com/creator. For more information on Zoho, please visit www.zoho.com. To get breaking Zoho news, follow the company on Twitter at @zoho and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/zoho. The latest news about Zoho products is available on the company blog, https://blogs.zoho.com.

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