All Platforms and Devices

Zapplets will run on any device that supports HTML5. There is no need to create different versions of your app for every operating system.

Zapplets are created and distributed via the Zenesi website. There is no need to wait for your app to be approved before it is added to an app store.

Zapplets use the HTML5 application cache to link the relevant data, style sheets and scripts. This means that once downloaded the zapplet will continue to work even if there is no internet access. However, if the zapplet on the server changes, the people using the zapplet will automatically receive the update (providing they are connected to the internet).

Hosted or Autonomous

Hosted Zapplets are like single page websites. They are hosted on a central server and accessed using a standard URL link. This makes them perfect for sharing data. Hosted zapplets can be readily updated: Simply upload an updated version of the source spreadsheet to generate a new version of your zapplet.

Autonomous Zapplets are completely self-contained HTML files that are downloaded as a single file. All of the data, style sheets and scripts are stored within the one file. There are no external links and no need to have internet connectivity once the file has been downloaded. They are a little like a PDF version of a document, but much more dynamic.

Independent or Integrated

Independent Zapplets are designed to be used on their own in the same way as conventional apps.

Integrated Zapplets are like individual web pages that are combined together to create a complete website.

Data and/or Content

Zapplets are particularly well suited to making sense of large amounts of data. The inherently tabular structure of Excel is ideal for storing rows of information. The Zapplet builder automatically creates the appropriate attributes for each column in the source data. It also groups attributes to make the information easier to understand.

Zapplets can also be used to create electronic brochures containing a mix of headings, text and images. Individual elements can then be linked to additional information, such as the details for each of the objects in a photo or a map showing a location. The Zapplet builder automatically creates an interactive index for the headings.