The SAP BTP SDK for Android team brings some exciting new features to you with this new release.
In this blog, we will highlight some of the cool features of the new upgrade. Please visit our user documentation and API reference for a detailed overview of all the released features.
You can now compose awesome enterprise apps using Jetpack Compose!
Google introduced Jetpack Compose in July 2019 to make it easier and more efficient for app developers to build high-quality apps. SAP has taken a step forward to ensure that enterprise application developers can also use the declarative approach to UI development to create beautiful Fiori controls.
Figure 1: Develop Fiori Controls using Jetpack Compose on Android Studio
The latest version of the SDK comes with a wide range of controls to choose from. You're covered whether you need a simple text field, a card, or a barcode scanner. Additionally, the SDK already supports the Onboarding flow and even lets you handle multiple error states seamlessly.
The Fiori Horizon theme now complies with Material Design 3 guidelines.
You can now edit data using the data table component (View Based control).
Figure 2: Editable Data Table
Supporting Local Entity Set
If you’re a vendor manager onboarding new suppliers, you may face a challenge if the contractual terms vary from one supplier to another. For example, one supplier may offer a discount while another may provide tax benefits. The onboarding process takes a long time, and your backend system permits data updates only after a vendor is selected. What do you do in such a case?
The SAP BTP SDK for Android 6.0 now supports draft data. You store application data locally until explicit user consent is provided for syncing it to the server. With the new version of the SDK, you define local entity sets by uploading an XML file and leverage the code generation functionality of the Wizard.
The initial download has been optimized to download data with referential constrain as needed leading to significant performance improvements.
You can now use Electric Eel with SAP BTP SDK for Android 6.0.