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Gateway Productivity Accelerator (GWPA) is a huge success among mobile developers who want to create fast, great looking, robust mobile apps that consume business data from SAP systems. GWPA consumption tools provide toolkits for creating native mobile apps for iOS and Android as well as HTML and PHP web applications.

However, in recent years more and more mobile developers are shifting from native apps to hybrid and web apps. The appeal of “develop once, deploy everywhere” has led to a fast pace adoption of technologies such as PhoneGap Cordova and Titanium Appcelerator.

Another trend that is sweeping the web development world in recent years is the move to cloud based IDEs such as Orion, Cloud9, ShiftEdit, CodeEnvy, and many more. The ease of use, zero installation, small footprint, and built-in integration, are huge benefits that draw developers into abandoning Eclipse-based tools and moving to the cloud.

The combination of these two mind shifts in the development world has led us to the conclusion that a rich, fully integrated web IDE is the way to go.

Introducing SAP Web IDE – the new web-based development tool from SAP. With SAP Web IDE you can easily create modern, responsive, elegant SAP UI5 applications that will look great on any screen. With support for OData service exploration and consumption, code generation, built-in application templates, SAP Web IDE is the perfect tool for application developers. It offers a productive and simple approach to web development with code editors that offer code completion, syntax highlighting, wizards for creating starter apps, instant preview, mock-data, application extensibility, GIT client and much more.

SAP Web IDE is seamlessly integrated with SAP Hana Cloud Platform, and in the future will be integrated with the SAP Mobile Platform, so you can truly write your app once, and deploy it anywhere. This makes SAP Web IDE is the natural successor of GWPA Consumption Tools.

SAP Web IDE – the development tool of the future.