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Alta the Next-Generation User Interface, by Oracle

Tuesday at the Open World conference in San Francisco, Oracle announced their new Dubbed Alta user interface. Oracle spent years testing the new user interface through user experiences and prototyping. The company has redesigned and overhauled their user interface to meet customers’ expectations for friendly mobile applications. Furthermore, the company is trying to compete with their rivals Workday and Salesforce.com.

What was the design principle behind Alta?

The new Alta is based around four design principles, Mobile first, simple layouts, clear information hierarchy, and more visualization. Alta is already being used with the latest version of Oracle’s Fusion Applications and other cloud services. Documents Cloud uses Alta and so do JD Edwards Enterprise One and Oracle’s Business Suite. A spokesperson for the company said this is only the beginning and there is more to come. 

What was Oracle goal when they developed Alta?

Oracle had one goal in mind when they developed Alta. They wanted a user interface that could adapt to different screen resolutions and devices. The company wants to give their users a consistent experience. Oracle Application Development Framework version 12.13 and higher plus Oracle’s Mobile Application Framework both support Alta. Developers can now use the new set of design guideline Oracle has created.

Oracle reveals Mobile Application Accelerator. 

Oracle doesn’t stop with Alta. The company revealed at the conference on Tuesday their new tool for business users. The tool allows user to create their personal mobile application without the involvement of IT. The new app Mobile Application Accelerator doesn’t require coding and works inside a browser. The app displays a live view while the user is creating it. The app includes page templates speed up the process. According to Oracle you can use their robust tools to help enhance your app.

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