Anahita 4.0 Birth release is now available

JJBean on Main Vancouver

I am so thrilled to write this announcement from the JJBean on Main Street, Vancouver. Anahita 4.0 Birth release is finally ready. The new release comes with hashtags, mentions, improved search, and improved group actors. Also we have taken out a lot more of legacy joomla code so Anahita is now a bit lighter and faster. You can read the announcement for yourself.

So what’s next?

The focus of Anahita 4.1 will be mobile web. We do a lot of mobile app development in our company and we use Anahita as the back-end for the knowledge apps. A lot of the improvements that we make will be available to you as a part of default Anahita distribution.

  1. Upgrading the CSS framework to the latest release of Bootstrap
  2. Rebuilding all the UIs following a MobileFirst approach which means we will build the UIs starting with small screens and mobile devices and then accommodate larger screens if needed.
  3. Rewriting the Anahita Javascript library using JQuery and a more common Javascript framework. We still haven’t decided on that, but AngularJS seems like a possible candidate.
  4. Additional improvement to the RESTful APIs for developing mobile apps.
  5. Removing more legacy Joomla code.

Also here you can learn more about the Anahita 4.* vision page.

Connecting The Dots at LaunchAcademy

Rastin Mehr giving a talk at launch academy about building insightful knowledge apps

So this Wednesday I gave a talk about building insightful knowledge apps and Anahita project at the LaunchAcademy in Vancouver. Most of the audience members were from the LighthouseLabs coding school and Startup founders and employees who work from this work space. In this talk I also mentioned a couple of iOS mobile apps that we have developed at rmdStudio for our clients. Here are the slides if you are interested to take a look.

I would like to thank LaunchAcademy, Hans Peter Meyer, and Keith Bao (from Corporate Champions Vancouver) for live tweeting the event for us. You can see some of them here: