NOTE! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED ROADMAP AS OF WINTER 2012/13! See here for the current roadmap.
Release 2013.1
The highlights are:
  • Improved Action Orchestration, introducing Block and Control constructs.
  • Definition of unbound (non-persistent) Object Classes and Properties.
  • New effect for accessing account data from actions.
  • New effect for sorting objects.
  • Redesign of the Genus Studio Navigation pane.
  • Explore an analysis from an analysis.
  • Support for MySQL and PostgreSQL as data providers
  • Support for synchronization of appointments and emails between Genus and Exchange Server 2010.
  • Support for web service endpoints supporting POX/JSON.
See our Release Notes for 2013.1 for a detailed description of the contents of this release.
The run time engine (Core Event Handler) for Table, has been extended to manage Forms and Action. The closer integration between Actions and Table/Form, enhances the functionality provided by concepts such as Rules and Task.
Windows 8 is supported from the latest patch of 2012.1, and Windows 8 Logo certification will probably be added as part of release 2013.1. Release 2013.1 will support Windows 2012. Note however that support for Windows Server 2012 towards Oracle is pending Oracle's release of their Windows 2012 data provider (date unknown).
The release is expected March 15th 2013.
Current plans for 2013.2
Introduction of the first version of Forms to replace the Single Object Page concept. The Single Object Page will not be removed in this release.
Forms will include the following:
  • Changing Color scheme similar to Microsoft Office (e.g. see File / Options / General in Microsoft Outlook 2010).
  • Custom layout and organization of elements within a form, giving more flexibility in designing your forms.
  • New common controls like Button, List Box, Table, Radio Button, Color Picker, Track Bar, Progress Bar, in addition to the existing Text- and Number Edit, Combo Box, Date Picker, Image Editor, Check Box, Html Editor and RTF Editor.
  • New controls for Analysis, Reporting and Visualization like Chart and Pivot Table.
  • New Timeline Control for visualizing chronological and sequential data.
  • New Diagram Control for displaying graphical networks of connected data.
  • Support for multiple and related data sources within the same form. Dependencies between data sources and controls are expressed by defining logic elements such as rules, data filters, and formulas.
  • Improved dynamic content: Conditional formatting and protection of controls.
  • Association of custom actions with controls.
The Single Object Page concept will be removed in the release following 2013.2. Details of the transition from Single Object Page to Forms will be announced later. The Single Object Page will not be removed in release 2013.2.
Introduction of Genus Numbers, an app for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone 8 to view your Genus analysis on your mobile phone or tablet. Genus Numbers will also be available on web, accessible from your browser.
The release is expected October 1st 2013.
Coming later
Introduction of more user interface controls, like Gauge.
New Map Control for displaying dynamic maps with flexible layers and markers. The Map Control may be available as an Alpha version in release 2013.2.
Support for additional service types and formats (HTTP GET/REST, RSS, KML, WebSocket, …).
OpenSearch compatible web services, i.e. allowing publishing of search results in a format suitable for syndication and aggregation, like RSS.
The investment in our cross platform apps (web, mobile, tablet - iOS, Windows 8 (including RT), Windows Phone 8, Android) clients continues throughout 2013, with an increasing use of meta data, targeting 100% model based apps based on Forms in 2013 or 2014.
Microsoft ended their mainstream support of Windows XP in April 2009, and will end their extended support for commercial customers April 8, 2014. See here for more information. The latest Genus release able to run on Windows XP may be sometime around April-June 2013. Our support for this Genus release is expected to end April-June 2014. Exact dates are to be determined.
This roadmap contains forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties. The actual results may vary from those stated or implied.