The WebOffice flex client is optimized to answer vertical questions, is easy to use and has been developed for fast and attractive map presentation. In addition to this positioning, which also has been applied to the flash-based WebOffice flex (flash) client, there are more paradigms that apply to the flexible WebOffice flex client:
Note: For best performance, VertiGIS recommend the latest versions of modern, standards-based browsers like Chrome, Firefox and Edge. Only WebGL-enabled browsers are supported. VertiGIS does not recommend using Internet Explorer 11. While some aspects of the API will work with Internet Explorer 11, there are numerous limitations as here described.
•Touch first – The new graphical user interface is based on current web trends to guarantee a modern user experience and is optimized for touch-enabled devices. Due to the support of a cross-platform map handler, it is also possible to operate the client via mouse.
•Optimized for the use on large mobile devices (>= 7.9 "; resolution >= 1024 * 768px), with WebOffice 10.6 in addition provision of a GUI for smartphones.
•Use of geodata in 2D map presentation or 3D scene presentation.
The main application areas for the WebOffice flex client are presentation applications for the validation of spatial data as well as citizens' GIS applications.
See also the following video on this topic:
The WebOffice Flex Client: A flexible WebGIS User Interface
What’s New in WebOffice flex client:
• Presentation of 3D views
Use of 3D view in WebOffice flex client
In addition to the GUI for large mobile devices (>= 7.9 "; resolution >= 1024 * 768px), with WebOffice 10.6 WebOffice flex also provides a GUI for smartphones.
Mobile GUI for WebOffice flex
Since WebOffice 10.6 R2 SP1 Feature Services can be integrated intoWebOffice flex. The range of functions is constantly being extended. However, the Feature Services are not yet selectable or identifiable.
Since WebOffice 10.6 R2 SP1 Vector Tile Services can be used in WebOffice flex-Client.
•Lockscreen in Landscape Mode
Since WebOffice 10.6 R2 SP2 a message appears on the screen of the mobile device when the device is held in landscape mode. This only disappears when the device is turned into portrait mode.
Lockscreen in Landscape Mode
Since WebOffice 10.8 SP1 it is possible to use the WebOffice flex Client via voice input using microphone control, as long as the browser (e.g. Google Chrome) and the end device allow this option. Starting and stopping of sound recordings can be done with the microphone button on the right side of the search form. The project configuration allows the option to enable or disable voice input (microphone control).
Start/stop recording voice via search bar
Please note that the WebOffice flex client, which is constantly being updated, does not yet offer the full functionality as the currently, flash-based WebOffice flex (flash). Features, which are not yet implemented (list will be upgraded regularly in the online user manual) are the following:
•When using a reverse proxy, problems can appear in the map image display if a forward slash '/' is set in the code at the end of the ProxyPass and ProxyPassReverse lines. In this case please remove the slash at the end of the lines. For more details see chapter Apache Reverse Proxy.
•See chapter WebOffice flex (flash) Client for information about the flex client based on Adobe Flash.
•For details how to configure the default flex client see chapter Project Structure Overall.