Yes, XIOS/3 is really free use. You can use XIOS/3 to wrap components and build your next app today!
However, we do provide premium features that facilitates your XIOS/3 experience even further, which we charge extra for.
The idea with XIOS/3 is to save developers tons of code they otherwise would have to write, so if you wish to stop using XIOS/3 then you just have to write that code. You are still in control of all the components you use, so no you are not locked to XIOS/3.
Also, unlike Low-Code, you are not locked to any specific server, building or deployment infrastructure.
Required for building XIOS/3 applications is a XIOS/3 package (which you get from us) and your choice of IDE (a simple text editor will do) and web server.
With basic web development knowledge you can easily start using XIOS/3. If you are familiar with XML and the other X-Standards (XSLT, XPath, XQuery) you will learn XIOS/3 in no-time.
XIOS/3 is a client-side technology, designed to be backend agnostic. This means that you can let XIOS/3 consume any backend API and applications can be hosted wherever you like.
Compared to Low-Code XIOS/3 is a more flexible alternative, that also enables edge cloud computing and is cheaper.
XIOS/3 and Low/No-Code Environments are similar in the way that XIOS/3 significantly simplifies development and increases development speed. However, this is where the similarities stop. In comparison to XIOS/3 these environments are often much less flexible.
If you want to include new components, you are often stuck in the problem of writing tons of custom integration code and when you deploy your application you are bound to specific cloud and/or server infrastructure, without any possibility of edge cloud computing.
Our USPs towards this segment is that XIOS/3 is designed for the edge while providing flexibility and reuse, including easy inclusion of any external components. The biggest differentiator between XIOS/3 and Low-Code is that XIOS/3 can be used to build a complete Low-Code product, while the opposite is not possible. We even have a prototype of such a solution.
With XIOS/3 developers won’t have to think about writing tons of custom code to make components fit and work together and they won’t have to reinvent the wheel in each project. By using XIOS/3 you will have a complete solution for you application front-end and including desktop-like functionality and features is possible without having to write a single line of code for it.
The main purpose of XIOS/3 is to build business applications. This includes but are not limited to ERP & CRM Systems, BPM solutions, Management & Administrative Software, Productivity Applications etc.
XIOS/3 applications work on any device with a web browser. You can even build XIOS/3 apps that adapts the look and feel to the device currently used, without repurposing or rebuilding the entire application itself.
No, XIOS/3 requires no installation or plug-ins.
XIOS/3 apps will have features and functionality like desktop software since the events that happen when a user interacts with something in a regular desktop application has already been implemented in XIOS/3. This can be anything from drag & drop to context menus, keyboard shortcuts and lasso select.
XIOS/3 is designed as an Application Server capable of running in the browser, where most features you will find in a regular OS, has been implemented for the web in XIOS/3.
Yes, you can. Unlike Low-Code Products, XIOS/3 does not require a specific development environment.
At the moment you will have to contact us directly and we will set you up to start using XIOS/3 for free.