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What's New

2016

Jul

Sandbox

The Sandbox feature allows you to create a duplicate version of your application. It is basically a testing environment where you can test changes or perform experiments in edit mode. This feature is extremely useful when you want to implement critical changes without interrupting the current users of the application. Use Sandbox to roll out quality updates every time.

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2015

Sep

Push Notifications

Push Notifications are a great way of sending out prompt messages to the users' mobile devices or tablets. Users can receive push notifications in different cases: if the app is not being actively used, if the device is locked or if the app is running in the background.

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Aug

QR code and Barcode Scanning

Barcodes and QR codes are machine-readable optical label that contains information about the item to which it is attached. Applications like product tracking, item identification, time tracking, document management, event management, etc. can make use of these codes, which can later be scanned by hand-held scanning devices or mobiles devices.

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Geo-Fencing for Zoho Creator Mobile App

Geo-fence is a virtual barrier and a location-based service that can be configured into the custom app accessible on mobile. Geo-fencing feature can be added to an application that uses GPS coordinates to define geographical boundaries. It combines user location with user proximity to the location that may be of interest.

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Mar

Zoho Subscription Integration

Zoho Creator is now integrated with Zoho Subscriptions, a recurring billing and subscription management app that lets you manage subscriptions. With this integration, you can automate subscription workflows for your custom apps.

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Record Audit

Record Audit is a great feature that lets business users capture the history of changes made to a record of data within an application. These serve as documentary evidences for the sequence of activities taking place with your application records. With this feature one can keep track and view all the changes made to the records.

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Scheduled Backup

Scheduled Backup feature lets you back up your application with data. With this feature in Zoho Creator, you can obtain a copy of the backup file after the application is backed-up or even restore it very easily.With Scheduled Backup, you can set up weekly, monthly and yearly backups for your application.

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Feb

Deluge Interactive Tutorial

Experience dynamic power of Zoho Creator. You can now take your application building skills to the next level. Learn the basics of Deluge with the help of this interactive tutorial from your browser.

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2014

Nov

Conditional Formatting

Conditional Formatting enables you to highlight text in Reports. You can customize the look of text in reports, based on a defined criteria. If the criteria is met, the selected text gets displayed according to its customized format.

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Sep

Signature Field

Signature field type allows instant validation from a customer through his/her digital signature, eliminating the need of paper work. Signature field type can be useful in applications such as "Delivery confirmation", "Purchase orders approval", "Policy acknowledgements" etc.

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Aug

Integration with Zoho Support

Integration with Zoho Support, your help desk software, makes the exchange of information between the two apps seamless. It is now possible to create, update or fetch information from Zoho Support. You can even build custom modules for the Zoho Support application or simply bring information into your Zoho Creator custom app and build reports and collaborate with other users.

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Integrations: Quickbooks & Salesforce

Integrations bring Zoho Creator closer to other services like Google Apps and other Zoho apps such as Zoho CRM, Zoho Reports, Zoho Invoice, etc. In addition to this we are happy to announce the integration with Quickbooks and Salesforce.

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Apr

Record Level Security & Permission

Great news for those who share Zoho Creator apps with multiple people. On the Enterprise Plan, you can now provide access to specific data only to the people you choose. Assign and control access permission to any information in the application, down to every record & field.

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App Translation: Localize custom business apps with Zoho Creator

Zoho Creator customers don’t just speak many different languages, but they also collaborate with co-workers, customers and vendors who speak several other languages. App translation is important to our customers. And, here it is. We’re excited to announce that you can now easily translate your Zoho Creator apps into multiple languages.

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Realtime Chat with Livedesk integration

Zoho Live Desk is an easy-to-use live chat software solution allowing your customers to chat and connect with you on the go. It empowers your customers to reach out to you within seconds and get their doubts clarified, without having to call or email you. You can embed this feature in your website or your customer portal. Once done, your customers are just a click away from reaching you.

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Mar

Form Automation: Trigger actions from your form

Form Automation allows you to create dynamic forms that perform certain tasks based on the values specified in the form. You can automate your form to display custom confirmation message, redirect users to different web pages, send custom email/sms notifications depending on the values specified by the user, while filling the form.

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Jan

SMS Notification

SMS notification feature enables you to pass on time-critical information instantly. We have integrated with popular services like Clickatell and Twilio for this. You could now send out a notification when a record is modified or a certain condition is met. Use the drag-drop rule builder to easily create any complex conditions and activate the SMS notification for the criteria being fulfilled. You could set scheduled SMS reminders for a later date or simply send a “Thank you” SMS instantly.

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Reports in Spreadsheet format

A spreadsheet report allows you to view data, cellularly arranged, in rows and columns. It is similar to the grid report but is more user-friendly as the fields are sized according to the data present in them. Thus we see the entire data present in a field without having to click on it.

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2013

Sep

Customer Portal

A Customer Portal is a great way for an organization to allow its customers to login into their dedicated internal system and access restricted data. Instead of building their own authentication and security mechanisms, users can use Zoho Creator portals. Users can sign up with their portal instead of signup with Zoho. Users can login into their dedicated portal, access applications shared to them, submit data, and most importantly, view and edit only those records which they submitted.

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Custom Record Summary

The Record Summary feature (applicable only for list report format) allows you to create a custom view of each record, by just drag-and-drop of fields in the required position. You can also insert images and description and make each record look like a page in itself. For example, you can create an invoice document from a single invoice record. Other uses include creation of estimates, brochures, certificates, newsletters, campaign mails, visiting cards, product phamplets etc.

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New Intuitive User Interface

Our new UI has a flat-interlinked-monochromatic design that can help you build apps more intuitively and in lesser time. The UI organizes the favorite tools into clear sections, interlinks the pages for easy navigation, resulting in a substantial reduction of time spent in building the apps. Now that it is easier to build apps, you would find yourself building apps more frequently.

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Form Validations & Activity

You can specify the Start and End time during which the form can be accessed by users. Users can submit form data only during this period, when the Form is active. Also provided more validations like "One Entry Per IP Address", "One Entry Per User" and "Maximum Allowed Entries"

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Aug

Mobile Apps: Access to Critical Information Anytime, Anywhere

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. Zoho Creator mobile apps support all deluge events.

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2012

Nov

Scheduled data migration from MS Access and MS Excel

Migrating data between services is a pain, regardless of the services. We’ve always been for simplifying these tedious tasks, because most of Zoho Creator users have the need to synchronize data from in-house applications (ERP system for example), with their custom apps in Zoho Creator. The Zoho Creator migration tool was a result of a conscious effort to simplify data migration.

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Oct

Allowed Days and Allowed Hours

Configuring Allowed days and Allowed Hours lets users to enter data only in the specified date and time. Similarly when you create a calendar report using the Date - Time field for which the Allowed days and Allowed Hours are set, a report will be created where users can only record their data within the specified date and time.

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Sep

Short-circuit evaluation in Deluge

Zoho Creator is now short-circuit-intelligent, and it optimizes the execution of scripts, productively affects time taken to make decisions and improves the overall performance.

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Not-so-minor enhancements

Some enhancements are not major enough to make news, but are still significant. Introducing multi-column layout for radio button and check-box, Image field supports uploading of images and file upload via email attachment.

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Aug

Integrations: Google Apps, CRM, Reports, Invoice, Calendar

Integrations bring Zoho Creator closer to other services like Google Apps and other Zoho apps such as Zoho CRM, Zoho Reports, Zoho Invoice, Zoho Calendar

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May

Improved Calendar View

New Calendar view lets you view the events by day, by week, and by month. You can reschedule the event Start/End dates by simple drag-n-drop of the horizontal bar and also easily scroll through to see other events that precede or follow the day, week, month you're in...

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Jan

Searchable Lookup, Exposed Formula Field and Flexible Custom Actions

There has been plenty of activity going on at Zoho Creator lately; regarding Forms, Views, and everything database. The changes they bring are intended to achieve greater convenience in terms of usability, and it comes as a result of increasing responsiveness and customization.

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Enhancements in the Report Views

With clarity, decisions made are faster and wiser. You have answers to all your questions from the views/reports. Interpreting data is not a pain anymore. Sort, Group, Show/Hide Columns right from the Live mode, now it also lets you apply multiple filters and more...

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2011

Sep

Subform: One-to-Many Relationships in your applications

Setting up a one to one relationship is pretty straightforward. All you need is a Lookup field. Here's something that can help you set up one to many relationships in a flash. In one to many relationships, there is a parent form which represents the one side of the relationship and there is a child form which represents the many side of the relationship. The child form is included as a part of the main form and is called a SubForm.

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Aug

Payment Module: Build Order Forms, Increase Sales

With the help of this module, users can set up a payment gateway using their PayPal account. Once this gateway is set up, users can build a variety of applications that involve collecting payments, donations, etc. Our enthusiastic users have come up with a dozen applications that use the payment module in innovative ways...

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Apr

Zoho Creator for Google Apps

Another Zoho service that adds great value to your business & which helps you build customized business applications – Zoho Creator. Today with the launch of the 11th Zoho Service for Google Apps Marketplace, Zoho takes the honor of being the largest software provider in Google Apps Marketplace.

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2010

Oct

Reporting & Task Scheduling

Scheduler at Zoho Creator helps you schedule tasks to be executed at specific times for exactly the period of time that you want your clients to, with absolutely no intervention from you! Generate stunning reports, charts and pivot tables from the data that you’ve so painstakingly accumulated.. and lo and behold! The fruits of your labor are surely sweet and yeah colorful and informative too.

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Aug

Zoho CRM Integration – The First Step

Access Zoho CRM right within your Zoho Creator application. You can now fetch records from any of the modules in your Zoho CRM account into your Zoho Creator application and even create new records in Zoho CRM from within Zoho Creator.

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2009

Nov

Colorful Forms in Zoho Creator

Zoho Creator offers a plethora of customizing options for your forms. You can find these options in the embed dialog. Click on the “Customize Form Properties and Look and Feel” to reveal the options. The customization options are divided into 4 sections, each section offering customization parameters for various parts of the form.

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Oct

Themes and Layouts for Zoho Creator

Zoho Creator offers 6 different layouts for your applications. You can choose from Pane Left, Pane Right, Tabs,Tabbed Pane Left, Tabbed Pane Right and Dropdown menus. You can segregate your forms/views into various sections and apply the required layout so that your application gets the right look.

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Jul

Create Zoho Creator Web Apps from Microsoft Access Database

Import your data effortlessly from Microsoft Access to Zoho Creator and Zoho Reports and does much more. What happens when you migrate your database (MDB file) from Microsoft Access to Zoho Creator? Your entire database structure and data are migrated to Zoho Creator and an application is automatically created with Forms (Tables) and Views etc. This is a quick way of creating a web-based collaborative database app from your non-collaborative Microsoft Access DB.

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2008

Feb

‘Function’ support in Deluge scripting

‘Functions’ promotes code re-usability of deluge script within an application and even across applications (same user’s applications). It makes the code modular and easy to understand. When you feel like repeating certain scripting functionality across different parts of application, you can define them as separate function and reuse it.

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2007

Jun

Zoho Creator 2.0 Launches

Zoho Creator just went through a major upgrade that involves some key changes. We call this update as Zoho Creator 2.0. Brand New Interface, Deluge Script Builder and much more...

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