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Oracle Application Express Feature Advisory Board

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When logging into the Oracle Application Feature Request application you will see the following announcement:Announcing the creation of the Feature Advisory BoardA selection of APEX community experts have agreed to be members of the Feature Advisory Board. They will assist the APEX Development Team to prioritize feature requests. The board members will be reviewing features based on the total number of votes, so please enter your votes for all of the existing features.

How are you? - Categorizr for APEX part 2: the Plug-in

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Follow-up on my article: "Who are you?" – client device Categorizr for APEXAbout a year ago I wrote an article on how to determine by what kind of device your APEX application is accessed: desktop, tablet or smartphone. The solution is based on a package interpreting the HTTP_USER_AGENT environment string.This package (categorizr) in combination with APEX offers a few functions regarding the client device type (isDesktop, isTablet, isMobile, …) that can be used in conditions or anywhere else in your PL/SQL code. Now I wrote a complimentary plug-in to determine some viewport properties: ViewportHeight, ViewportWidth and Orientation and put these values into page items in session state, updating the values (in session state) each time the browser resizes or changes orientation. Additionally, I added a an event to trigger an (advanced) dynamic action: Categorizer Resize Event.In fact, both components, the package and the plug-in, can be installed and used separate. But when ins…