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In your appplication you may want to give an option to allow users to put up their pictures in their user profile,


In your finance application, you may want to have the option to upload scaned copies of bills or other items.


The Attachment action allows you to do just that.  You can find the Attachment action listed in the actions section in the Form Design Perspective.…


Added by Anbarasan on December 20, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Remember Deployment Information

Every time you deploy your application, you will have to enter the deployment information. Typing the same information again and again can be frustrating, if you deploy to check your changes frequently. Now you can save the deployment information temporarily for that session.… Continue

Added by Anbarasan on December 6, 2010 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Login to OrangeScape using Open Id

Starting today OrangeScape studio allows users to sign-in using any on their Google/Google Apps/Yahoo accounts. Previously users were able to sign-in using their google accounts but from now on will allow Google Apps and Yahoo as OrangeScape platform offers OpenID…

Added by Anbarasan on December 6, 2010 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Application Properties

You have created an application in orangescape. you have developed and tested, and you want to give it to your users to use the application. But., how will i give it use....

How do i enable Authentication in…

Added by Anbarasan on December 6, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Release and Versions

Let's say, you have developed an application using orangescape, and made your first release, Version 1.
Time passes, and development of extra features begins.
Some more time passes.…

Added by Anbarasan on November 25, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

How to add google charts to your application

From Anbu's blog - How i stopped worrying and added a chart:
- Basically i got all the details that i required for generating the charts using the DCOUNTA() function. That is what appears in the right column above the chart.
- Now i had got the url constructed for this chart using the CONCATENATE() function.…

Added by Mani Doraisamy on November 22, 2010 at 9:38am — 2 Comments

Too Many Version (403). The Application already has the maximum number of versions

Some times when you deploy your application to Google App Engine, you might get the error message as…


Added by Anbarasan on November 17, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

How to generate sequence numbers with padding concatenated to a string

Sometimes need arises to generate sequences numbers in such a way that they are of a predefined length. For example, Lets say that the Employee Number should have the prefix "Emp" and should be followed by 7 digit sequence number, starting from 1. That is, the sequence should be something like this.…

Added by Anbarasan on November 15, 2010 at 11:33am — No Comments

How to Add Developers to an application (Google App Engine)

Once you have started to collaborate and develop applications in OrangeScape, you will also require to give deployment permissions to the developers to deploy the application to Google App Engine (GAE). To give them deployment permission, you will have to add them as developers for that appspot. To add developers to your appspot in GAE, do as…

Added by Anbarasan on November 15, 2010 at 11:32am — No Comments

How to add a participating company for your application

In Orangescape when you create an application, the application gets associated with the company that the user belongs. The Company information is taken from the email id which you use to log in to studio. For ex. if your login email id is, then the company information would have been stored as…

Added by Anbarasan on November 15, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

How to subscribe to an application (Orangescape Studio)

In OrangeScape, after you create your application, you may want to collaborate with others for developing your application. You can do so by asking the other developers to subscribe to your application.…

Added by Anbarasan on November 15, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Enable workflow for model

Current behavior:
Workflow will be enabled for all the models which are newly created. The workflow by default contains Start and End activities. But ProcessInstance will not be created for Start, so you can't see the newly created items in the worktop (which will be in Start activity). So currently there is no way you can goto the list of items which are in Start activity.

Proposed behavior:

Now workflow is an option for the model. So for…

Added by adhi on October 25, 2010 at 12:06pm — 7 Comments

Cache App Name and User Name given in Deploy Dialog

Deploy Dialog has been changed to cache the App Name and User Name,So that while deploying next time App Name and User Name will be restored from the cache(no need to retype every time).


1.Please check remember me, to explicitly cache…


Added by vivek on October 19, 2010 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

New Interface for adding and viewing Styles and Static Lists

Now we can add new Style by clicking "Add Styles". Existing Styles can be edited based clicking on the triangle against each Style Name and we can edit the Style Properties. Similarly Static Lists can be added and…


Added by Sivakumar on October 13, 2010 at 1:06pm — 1 Comment

OrangeScape Developer Challenge - And the winners are

It is time to announce the winners.. Never thought this contest is going to create new ventures. Congrats to all the teams who participated and spent sleepless nights bringing out world-class applications..

And the gold prize and ipod touch goes to

Latha Annur Subramaniam and Pravin Battula for folio43

And the… Continue

Added by Dinesh Varadharajan on October 8, 2010 at 7:49pm — 1 Comment

OrangeScape Developer Challenge - How are we going to evaluate the applications?

Each team has 25 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for Q&A. Within the 25 minutes they should cover the following.

Elevator Pitch

A quick intro to your application, should be crisp and clear.…


Added by Dinesh Varadharajan on September 29, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Mobile App Developer Contest at Mobile Developer Summit 2010

Contest Winners will Demo their Apps on the MODS Stage

Mobile has become a hotebed for innovation. As the ecosystem pushes the pedal to transition to a mobile-centric computing world, developers find a greater need to distribute their products and services via mobile platforms, whether they are pursuing projects on behalf of their companies or innovating on their own. Saltmarch Media has announced the App Pitch contest in… Continue

Added by swagat barman on September 20, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Using HTML tag in form design

If you are using HTML tags inside form design, especially iframe, always close <iframe> tag with </iframe>. Do not close it as empty tag using <iframe/>.

If you are using <iframe/>, you might find that the right click context menu to insert/delete/modify columns & rows does not work. Similarly, the one-to-many reference related functionality also may not also work. To fix this, look for empty tags in your form and modify it to have separate…

Added by Mani Doraisamy on September 15, 2010 at 2:16pm — No Comments

OrangeScape Developer Challenge - Deadline extended..

Lot of people registered for the contest last week. To facilitate a tough competition we are extending the deadline to end of next friday(17-Sep-2010). We are seeing a lot of momentum last week and obviously expecting great set of applications end of this competetion.

Added by Dinesh Varadharajan on September 11, 2010 at 5:35pm — No Comments

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