MONTREAL (Quebec), February 11, 2010 – Alphinat Inc. (TSX Venture: NPA), the company that pioneered guided web interactions, today announces the release of version 4 of SmartGuide™. With a range of powerful new features, this release represents the most significant evolution of SmartGuide™ since its inception in 2005. New features in version 4 include:

  • Completely revamped Ajax-based interfaces for even faster application development;
  • Function editor allowing business experts to integrate complex business rules without any coding;
  • Ability to build applications by importing PDF forms, XML schemas, web services and extension functions;
  • Auto-generation of schema-compliant XML based on user-input;
  • Improved rules engine which further simplifies management of compound field visibility, page branching and if/then conditions;
  • Online theme management that includes support for auto-creating dynamic PDF documents;
  • Improved knowledge base management that allows guiding people to information that’s 100% relevant to their needs.

“The latest iteration of SmartGuide™ represents an enormous improvement in what was already a highly productive tool to create guided self-service applications” said CEO, Philippe Lecoq. “With the addition of these new features, SmartGuide™ can help to reduce even more the time and cost associated with the development of Web applications that get things done”.

SmartGuide is available now for both J2EE and .NET environments and can run on either open source or commercial middleware.

About Alphinat

At Alphinat, we are driven by the passion to make application development easy for everyone. It always struck us as odd that the people with the vision of how a finished application should look and behave would only be involved at the start of the process. After all, what better way to ensure a favourable outcome than to provide those closest to an application’s end-users with a vested interest in its success throughout its development?

That’s why we bring you new ways to empower the right people at the right time in the application development process. At the same time, we’re constantly working to reduce the need to code in order to make application development and maintenance simpler and less error-prone.

So whether you choose to develop your applications with the help of our low-code platform SmartGuide®, kickstart your project using one of our pre-built apps or engage us or one of our partners to do the work for you, we’re here to help you deploy better applications in record time. Visit for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.

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