Visual UI designer needed

I checked up on the latest COT release ,although it was reasonably okay, so much has been left out with regards to the provision of internal controls and views for building dynamic attractive looking web portals.I would have loved to see the inclusion of a visual designer that contains controls such as list,repeater,maps and full html5 support for mobile apps .the visual designer would make it very easy and cool to create rapid web 2.0 apps with customized(like wavemaker.com) interface without going to visual studio to write tons of server control html code.The problem is that most of our client apps these days are front end bound and wouldn't need controls like grid which is the main control in COT there are many controls needed for creating attractive UI which COT simply doesn't offer.Please i would like to know if there is any plan of releasing a true visual designer in next major release because it will go a long way in enhancing productivity.
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  • Code On Time is designed as a tool for rapid development of line-of-business applications.

    If you are building a next Facebook then the data entry forms will certainly be limiting.

    We do offer extensible model of client input controls implemented with jQuery or any other JavaScript based technology - http://codeontime.com/learn/client-li....

    If this is still not enough then with the next update we will turn any web app created with Code On Time Unlimited in an application server. The apps will include built-in REST (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Represen...) engine capable of performing data retrieval and update/insert/delete and custom actions. The engine will support JSON and XML data formats.

    We will offer examples of plain HTML with a form in it that will allow submitting new customer accounts without programming. We will show how to build a jQuery client that select, creates, updates, and deletes data. We will show how to build a Windows Form Client with a virtual list with Quick Find capability. All examples will interact with the REST APIs of our demo site.

    REST will offer an option to build any client (HTML, Java, Windows, iPhone, Windows Phone) on top of an app created with a Code On Time.

    The tutorials will become available this week.

    We also working on a alternative client library based on jQuery Mobile to render touch-friendly UI in compatible devices.

    Map, Tree, and Calendar views will also be available very soon.

    The application model of a Code On Time app can be interpreted differently on various devices precisely due to the fact that we are preventing a developer from locking themselves in a particular state-of-the-art UI paradigm that will become outdated in a couple of months. The current client library renders the app in a desktop browser UI. The upcoming mobile support will allow the same exact app to render in a mobile-friendly way without making any changes to the application design.

    The REST support is being offered specifically for the situations when a specialty UI is needed. Developer can extend their own apps or create application clients for other platform.

    We will not be attempting to replace the Visual Studio and other excellent client development tools. Our answer to the challenges that you have outlined is to provide powerful out-of-the box end user functionality (http://codeontime.com/learn/getting-s...) with built-in application server that allows extending UI (support for rest REST). We will stick to the application configuration model and have it enhanced to support the latest technologies as they emerge.

    Next year we will launch http://cloudontime.com - the hosted version of the application generator running in Windows Azure. Only a web browser will be needed to create applications. Developers will be able to create and run the apps in the shared cloud or have them deployed in their own Azure account for a fixed monthly fee.
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  • I am currently looking to renew my codeontime premium subscription. I am a sole developer who very much needs the mobile client library you are working on. Is this going to be available through the premium subscription? If it will only be available through the unlimited version, it really puts a sole developer at a major disadvantage (who cannot justify the cost of the Unlimited version for up to 5 develpers) . Why not create an "Unlimited" version for 1 developer??????
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