After 5.0 release we have made the first attempt to submit Valentina Studio into Apple’s Mac App Store. As expected, it was reject with a couple of fair issues and one advice to hide all PRO features in the free edition of VStudio.
Step by step we have come to a new design. On the picture you can see how start page will looks for 5.1 version of Valentina Studio (MAS).
Since we was need to remove “Projects” section anyway, we have decide to put “in-app store” of Valentina Studio on the start page instead of section “Projects”.
If a user will do in-app purchase then PRO features will be enabled and become visible. The section “Projects” will be visible again on the start page.
In 5.0 Diagrams was a PRO feature, so was available in free version only in the demo mode: you could create and edit diagram, but you was not able save it for future use.
Working on submitting of Valentina Studio into Apple’s App Store, we was asked to remove from free version any such demo-features. We have decide instead remove it completely, open half of its functionality to free edition of VStudio. In 5.1 build of Valentina Studio you will be able
create diagrams and save them into your db.
add new schema objects (tables, fields, views, links)
add existed schema objects of your database (reverse-engineering).
Disabled will be just forward-engineering, i.e. generation of SQL scripts to produce new schema objects and change existed.
Interesting to note, that a competing product in AppStore, asks in-app purchase 70$ for reverse-engineering. Valentina Studio 5.1 will give this for free. Enjoy 🙂
The main goal is to be able use Valentina Server as generator of PDF and/or HTML reports and sending them by email directly from VSERVER’s stored procedure. Besides, this command can be called by Event Scheduler of VSERVER or by a database or table trigger.