Video: The next Version of Alpha Five will automatically create thumbnails when you upload images

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Video: The next Version of Alpha Five will automatically create thumbnails when you upload images


With the upcoming version of or desktop, web and mobile app development software, our aim is to streamline your development work so that you can accomplish sophisticated tasks quickly and easily.

One of the most common requirements of today's business apps, and of any mobile app development software, is the ability for the user to access the device's camera and upload an image to a server, or a table. You can read more about Alpha's ability to easily incorporate image upload functionality in our recent blog article "Camera access on a mobile device made simple in the upcoming Alpha Five v12".

How to automatically create thumbnails when uploading images with the upcoming version of our desktop, web and mobile app development software

When you use the 'Image Upload' action in Action Javascript to upload an image (which, in the case of a mobile application is likely to have been obtained by using the camera on the device), you might want to automatically create thumbnail versions of the image that was uploaded.

This video shows how this is easily done by setting a property in the 'Image Upload' action in Action Javascript.


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Richard Rabins
Richard Rabins

Co-founder of Alpha Software, Richard Rabins focuses on strategy, sales, and marketing. Richard also served as CEO of SoftQuad International from 1997 to 2001, when it owned Alpha. In addition to his 30 years with the company, Richard played a key role as co-founder, and served as president and chairman of the Massachusetts Software Council (now the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council), the largest technology trade organization in Massachusetts. Prior to founding Alpha, Richard was a project leader and consultant with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and a management consultant with Management Decision Systems, Inc. Richard holds a master's degree in system dynamics from the Sloan School at MIT, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and master's degree in control engineering from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has served on the boards of Silent Systems, Legacy Technology and O3B Networks, and is co-founder of Tubifi www.tubifi.com.

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