Questions (and all the Answers) about the Newest HCL Volt MX

17. September 2021 Posted by Suhas Bhat

We recently hosted a presentation about the latest version of our turbocharged low-code application development platform, HCL Volt MX 9.2. It was well attended, and there was a lot of excitement around the latest features and capabilities. There were some great questions asked, which we’ve recapped here — along with all the answers. You can always watch the replay here and all Volt MX resources are always available in our community here.

For customers who want detailed insight on planning your upgrade, please join our webinar on September 23, 10 AM ET. >> Register for the Upgrade webinar here.

Before we recap the Q&A, make sure you check out this lively and informative overview video about this game-changing product!

WEBINAR Q&A

New to Volt MX

What are the skill sets needed/advised to leverage Volt MX within very small teams?
One of the main benefits of our platform is no longer needing separate teams and expertise when building for different platforms. The main skill needed from your team is JavaScript.

What are the primary architecture considerations before deploying Volt MX?
HCL offers Volt MX as a managed service on AWS, or within your own cloud, or on-premises with containers.

Will there a training available to onboarding new developers?
Yes, we have a Developer Community and three types of training resources available:

  1. HCL Software Academy for training courses
  2. Documentation and tutorials
  3. Embedded training within Volt Iris. Get fully guided tutorials on how to build your first mobile or web app by clicking on the “Hikes” icon on the left navigation toolbar in Volt Iris

How can we learn more about Volt MX or be able to meet the community?
Yes, you will see a ramp-up of events for the Volt MX. Please stay tuned. In the meantime, check out our developer resources and subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest information on new content, webinars, and events.

How can I purchase Volt MX today?
Fill out our form here to be contacted by a representative and check out our newly launched pricing page for pricing information.

Volt MX Customers

When will be all Temenos cloud accounts be transferred to the Volt MX cloud?
Our Volt MX CSM team will work with their respective clients on their plan to upgrade to Volt MX and the Volt MX Cloud.

Can Temenos v9 customers be upgraded to HCL Volt MX v9.2?
Yes, please contact your CSM account manager for help. Please note that we are asking customers to refrain from upgrading to Quantum v9 SP3 and remain on SP2 to ensure that your projects will be compatible when migrating to Volt MX v9.2. Sign up for our upgrade webinar here.

Where can I find a list of identified bugs and status on when it’ll be fixed?
Please see Defect Articles (DA) here. A DA is a type of knowledge article that capture and track reported defects. HCL Support regularly updates the status of these articles. Customers can use the unique DA number to track defects or subscribe to individual DAs to get notifications whenever the DA is updated.

Volt MX Features

How do animations interact with existing elements in a form?
Volt MX supports animations for a lot of widgets in the form using animation API. Refer to doc here. Here the animated widget is a regular widget. Lottie animations are displayed using a component that you can import to project from marketplace which internally uses a NativeContainer widget and uses some NFI functions. The component exposes some events to which you can configure logic to perform when event occurs.

When will HCL Volt MX App Preview arrive in Google Playstore?
The Volt MX Preview App will be available in the app stores the week of September 27.

Google launched the Android App Bundle in May 2018. Will that affect Volt MX?
Volt MX currently supports Android App Bundles, please refer to our documentation here.

Will Foundry still be available as a public docker container for on-prem hosting of it?
Foundry docker container (single node) is available for customers to download and use from HCL License and Download portal for development purposes. We will be making new Volt MX containers available for GCP, AWS and Azure in JFM 2022 as a preview. Also, we will be adding support for Volt MX in HCL SoFy in early 2022.

Are headless event driven connected workflows possible just within Foundry without a need for an app?
Yes, that’s correct. A client app is not required for workflows to be executed. The corresponding services and events used by the workflows must be defined in Foundry apps and published to the Foundry server, post that invoking the API directly via REST APIs or Foundry server-side events will move the workflow through the stages as it would, if the same were triggered from a client app. You can even have an external application raise the event invoke the workflow service in Foundry by producing or listening to events in external event distribution platforms like Kafka.

Is the windows app store covered as a native app experience within VoltMX?
Volt MX 9.2 does not support building Windows native, however building windows 10 native app will be supported in a future release in early 2022.

I would like to see renewed services predefined in Volt MX. For example, the ability to easily connect to M365 offerings, Zoom, Dropbox, etc.
In addition to the pre-built integration adapters in Volt MX which already support M365 using LDAP and Oauth connectors, we have lot of pluggable adapters in marketplace.  In fact, we are refreshing the components and adapters available on the Marketplace.

Will Domino be the future backend repository service of Volt MX?
The strength of Volt MX is connecting to any enterprise application, process and data source. Domino is one of our many data sources we support. See the Volt MX toolkit here and learn more from this blog. We plan to strengthen that integration using Project Keep when its available in Domino as Domino REST APIs. 

 

Disclaimer: HCL’s statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice and at HCL’s sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion. Performance is based on measurements and projections using standard HCL benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput or performance that any user will experience will vary depending upon many factors, including considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user’s job stream, the I/O configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve results similar to those stated here. 

A New HCL Volt MX Is Here

31. August 2021 Posted by Suhas Bhat

I’m excited to announce HCL Volt MX v9.2, our professional low-code platform for mobile and multiexperience app development.  Since we premiered Volt MX at our Digital Week event last November, we’ve been hard at work to improve it, built new resources for our developer community, and have been actively working with analyst firms, Gartner and Forrester.

Whether you’re new to Volt MX or an existing customer, you’re invited to join our webinar on September 8 to learn more. You’ll get to see Volt MX in action with demos of several new features and we will be there to answer your questions.

>> Register for 9.2 Webinar now. September 9, 10 AM ET >>

HCL Volt MX is available to customers starting today!

HCL Volt MX 9.2 is ready to enable your organization to create game-changing apps, unlock the power of any device, and increase your team’s velocity across the software delivery lifecycle. In this release, we are providing exciting new features such as: 

Beautiful apps that drive your digital business 

  • Native and web frameworks enhancements, including 5G network API support  
  • Support for any third-party web widgets/component in Iris 
  • Embed vector animations built using LottieAnimator  
  • New AppleSignIn widget  

Multiexperiences that you build once, deploy everywhere  

  • Alerts on Apple Watches using Haptic feedback 
  • Enhanced augmented reality capabilities (e.g., real-time image recognition)  

A complete solution to get more done 

  • Event-triggered Workflow services
  • RedHat PAM integration for externalized business rules  

Existing customers can download the latest version on the HCL License and Download portal. To get the full details of the release, please visit the new Volt MX documentation and 9.2 release notes. 

If you’re new to Volt MX and you want to learn how your organization deliver mobile and Multi-Experience apps fast and at scale, you can schedule a demo today! Stay tuned for our brand new free trial experience and a marketplace with sample apps, user widgets, and custom integrations next month. 

Recognition by analysts and the media

HCL has brought significant investment, innovation, and leadership to Volt MX and we have established ourselves in the low-code and MXDP markets. I’m proud to share that with our strong product vision and strategy, we’ve recently earned stellar spots in the Forrester Wave (Low-Code Development Platforms for Professional Developers, Q2 2021) and Gartner Magic Quadrant (Multiexperience Development Platforms) — both for the first time.

HCL with Volt MX are featured vendors in the SD Times’ Low Code Buyers Guide and DZone Low Code Trend Report.

New resources for the Volt MX community

We have created all-new resources such as education courses and easy-to-use documentation  so our customers have everything they need to innovate and build apps on the Volt MX platform quickly.

  • Documentation and tutorials: Documentation is now made available in a public Github. Enhance our documentation by opening issues, providing sample codes, or creating pull requests 
  • Training courses: All technical education and training content are now available on the HCL Software Academy for Digital Solutions 
  • Forum: Help build our new Volt MX community! Use this forum to ask questions and share information
  • Ideas portal: Have an idea on how to improve the product or want to see new features? Submit them to our Ideas Portal

We are all very excited about Volt MX and we hope you are too! 

 

Disclaimer: HCL’s statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice and at HCL’s sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion. Performance is based on measurements and projections using standard HCL benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput or performance that any user will experience will vary depending upon many factors, including considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user’s job stream, the I/O configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve results similar to those stated here.  

A New HCL Volt MX Is Here

31. August 2021 Posted by Suhas Bhat

I’m excited to announce HCL Volt MX v9.2, our professional low-code platform for mobile and multiexperience app development.  Since we premiered Volt MX at our Digital Week event last November, we’ve been hard at work to improve it, built new resources for our developer community, and have been actively working with analyst firms, Gartner and Forrester. 

Whether you’re new to Volt MX or an existing customer, you’re invited to join our webinar on September 8 to learn more. You’ll get to see Volt MX in action with demos of several new features and we will be there to answer your questions.

>> Register for 9.2 Webinar now. September 8, 10 AM ET >>

HCL Volt MX is available to customers starting today!

HCL Volt MX 9.2 is ready to enable your organization to create game-changing apps, unlock the power of any device, and increase your team’s velocity across the software delivery lifecycle. In this release, we are providing exciting new features such as:

Beautiful apps that drive your digital business

  • Native and web frameworks enhancements, including 5G network API support  
  • Support for any third-party web widgets/component in Iris 
  • Embed vector animations built using LottieAnimator  
  • New AppleSignIn widget  

Multiexperiences that you build once, deploy everywhere  

  • Alerts on Apple Watches using Haptic feedback 
  • Enhanced augmented reality capabilities (e.g., real-time image recognition)   

A complete solution to get more done 

  • Event-triggered Workflow services
  • RedHat PAM integration for externalized business rules  

Existing customers can download the latest version on the HCL License and Download portal. To get the full details of the release, please visit the new Volt MX documentation and 9.2 release notes.  

If you’re new to Volt MX and you want to learn how your organization deliver mobile and Multi-Experience apps fast and at scale, you can schedule a demo today! Stay tuned for our brand new free trial experience and a marketplace with sample apps, user widgets, and custom integrations next month.

Recognition by analysts and the media

HCL has brought significant investment, innovation, and leadership to Volt MX and we have established ourselves in the low-code and MXDP markets. I’m proud to share that with our strong product vision and strategy, we’ve recently earned stellar spots in the Forrester Wave (Low-Code Development Platforms for Professional Developers, Q2 2021) and Gartner Magic Quadrant (Multiexperience Development Platforms) — both for the first time.

HCL with Volt MX are featured vendors in the SD Times’ Low Code Buyers Guide and DZone Low Code Trend Report.

New resources for the Volt MX community

We have created all-new resources such as education courses and easy-to-use documentation  so our customers have everything they need to innovate and build apps on the Volt MX platform quickly.

  • Documentation and tutorials: Documentation is now made available in a public Github. Enhance our documentation by opening issues, providing sample codes, or creating pull requests 
  • Training courses: All technical education and training content are now available on the HCL Software Academy for Digital Solutions 
  • Forum: Help build our new Volt MX community! Use this forum to ask questions and share information
  • Ideas portal: Have an idea on how to improve the product or want to see new features? Submit them to our Ideas Portal

We are all very excited about Volt MX and we hope you are too!

 

Disclaimer: HCL’s statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice and at HCL’s sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion. Performance is based on measurements and projections using standard HCL benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput or performance that any user will experience will vary depending upon many factors, including considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user’s job stream, the I/O configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve results similar to those stated here.