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Blaise 5.2.5 - The June 23rd 2017 release

The 5.2.5 version has now been officialy released. It has build number You can find it in the official location on our ftp-server.
This version includes several new features. The most important of these is MVC, but we have also added a DepApp and StarterKit, and functionality that allows for Accessibility.

Here is a short description of these topics. For more information and to see what else has been added or improved, check the 'What's New' section in the Help.

A new web data entry client has been added to the system. This web version uses AngularJS 4, a client-side MVC (Model-View-Controller) framework. The MVC data entry client has been built from scratch. It relies heavily on JavaScript on the client device. This means that the web server can handle many more concurrent users, but the client devices have to be powerful enough to handle the increased load.

Custom MVC Application
This version includes the possibility to create custom MVC applications. We have created an example that shows how to do this.

Blaise 5 is now accessible, and supports WCAG 2.0 AA compliancy. There are options to add screen reader texts to all user interface elements, Auto Focus can be disabled
(this is needed to have screen readers work correctly), and skip links (a way for visually impaired people to navigate on a page) have been implemented.

This version includes a Windows application that has the same functionality as our iOS and Android apps. We call this the DEP App. For the record, this is *not* an app that
can be downloaded from the Windows Store. The DEP App has functionality to connect to a server, download surveys, download cases and upload data.

Starter Kit Windows
The Starter Kit for Windows is a framework that can be used freely to build your own DEP App.

We have combined the most common APIs into one big API: StatNeth.Blaise.API.dll. Among other things, this makes it possible to use the Blaise API in a Java environment.

In addition to these new features, we have solved many small issues.

Gaining deeper understanding