New Design System, New Products, New Features, and much more!
New Design System, New Products, New Features, and much more! Let's dive right in!
Faris kicked off the conference by showcasing Frappe's new design system which we are calling "Espresso". Espresso is designed in collaboration with the team at Timeless Co. and implemented in FrappeUI. The goal is to have crafted and unified UI across all Frappeverse Products. The FrappeUI website is now a live playground of Espresso components!
Here is a glimpse of the button component:
Faris went on to discuss how he used Gameplan to build FrappeUI espresso components and vice versa:
This is one of the two surprise product announcements made at Frappeverse this year (of course I knew 😉):
For the past few months Suraj has been working on this and the demo is just mind blowing 🤯
Frappe Builder is Frappe's new no-code WYSIWYG website builder. It has a very intuitive UX for building responsive websites. It also has some advanced features like repeater and dynamic routes for querying and rendering dynamic data from your Frappe site!
Frappe Builder will be available on Frappe Cloud Marketplace starting January 1st, 2024. If you want to give it a try now, checkout its GitHub repo. Keep in mind that it is still in beta and there is lot more coming!
Yet another new product announcement! This was a much needed overhaul to the existing CRM module of ERPNext. FrappeCRM is a new product now!
Sharique showed a demo of the current state of new FrappeCRM and also discussed what he has planned for the future. What truly amazed me was that he build this in a matter of few weeks 🏃🏼, which he attributed to the power of Frappe Framework in the backend and FrappeUI for the custom frontend.
Personally, I found the in-app phone call (powered by Twilio) and note taking flow really cool:
The tweet says it all! Apart from announcing a slew of new features like Codespaces, BYOD, VPN, and more, Aditya ended the Frappe Cloud keynote presentation with a bang! He demoed the stacks feature that will let the users deploy arbitrary services on Frappe Cloud. Yup, Frappe Cloud will no longer be just for hosting Frappe sites now!
In the demo video, Aditya pasted in docker compose file for Wordpress:
And that't it! Frappe Cloud detected the services required to be run and created a stack. Upon deploy, containers were brought up and a new Wordpress site was up and running in a matter of seconds:
Although this is early stage for the stacks feature, but I am very excited about it and about the possibilities that this will unlock for Frappeverse. In fact, Aditya is joining me for a #BuildWithHussain episode on this very topic.
Frappe Drive was showcased by Arjun, Product Engineer at Frappe. It is a beautiful new Frappe product for managing your files on your Frappe site. It has folder uploads, sharing, previews for a variety of file types, and much more!
That is not it, it has an in-built document editor for creating, editing, and sharing documents. Heck, it even has realtime collaboration:
The next major version of ERPNext and Frappe Framework is officially landing on October 20th, 2023 with dozens of new features and improvements. Here are some notable ones:
No more manually adding column breaks to fields table, Phew 😌
With V15, you can now build your DocType form visually using drag and drop. It even works with the Customize Form!
Sharique also unveiled the cool new visual workflow builder:
Slow and steady wins the race! The Framework team has been doing small optimisations that have added upto huge improvements in terms of memory and CPU usage:
Rohit demoed the new multi-level BOM creator feature coming in ERPNext Version 15:
You can find the docs for Multi-level BOM Creator here.
👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 was the reaction when Rucha unveiled the new FrappeHR Mobile App. FrappeHR Mobile is a Progressive Web App (PWA) built with FrappeUI, VueJS and Ionic. She talked about how FrappeHR mobile's UI and UX are tailored for use in mobile phones. Essential features like Leave Management, Salary Slips, Expense Claims, Attendance, etc. are just a tap away:
After showing off some of the new FOSS Frappe apps backed by Frappe Incubator Program, Nabin introduced Frappe Cloud Marketplace's Revenue Sharing Program. If you publish a FOSS app on Frappe Cloud Marketplace and it is installed on a Frappe Cloud site, you will get a piece of the Frappe Cloud hosting revenue!
There will be some criteria based on activation and usage of the apps and the fraction will also depend on it. But this is a great news for teams/devs who want to build useful FOSS Frappe apps like Raven who no longer have to worry about monetising their apps and can focus on getting more users by improving the quality and usefulness of the product.
Frappe Insights was first introduced to the world in ERPNext Conference last year. It has gone through major refactors and enhancements over the past year. Here are some of the major new features Saqib presented:
One more thing he went on to present is... the new templates feature!
Now you can browse, import, and export pre-built Insights dashboards! This will make it very easy to share reusable dashboards (charts!) among Frappe Insights users and even other Frappe apps can have their own templates.
Yours truly presented these 😊
We have revamped the Frappe Developer Certification program both in terms of content and assignments over the past few months. The assignments are now divided into 4 parts corresponding to each day of the training giving the students hands-on practice as they proceed through the training.
There is a new assignment portal on Frappe School built with FrappeUI which evaluates the submissions and gives automated (and instant!) feedback:
This all is open for everyone now under the Frappe Framework Self-training Program:
Visit this link to get started now!
#BuildWithHussain in association with Frappe School are doing the most comprehensive training on Frappe Framework Frappe Cloud + Apps for Non-developers. You will learn about the ins and outs of the desk, no-code tools, REST API, scripting, managing deployments with Frappe Cloud, building dashboards with Frappe Insights, Frappe Builder (new!) and much more!
This will be 3-day live training conducted by me and is limited to 50 seats only. Head over to Frappe School here and register now!
There were so many awesome announcements, I couldn't get away with Top 10 😅
Jannat demoed the new Batches feature in FrappeLMS with provision for creating cohort-based programs, collecting payments, managing students, and even creating live classes right from the LMS dashboard!
Frappe Helpdesk also got a completed revamp with new Espresso design. All of customer support at Frappe has now been moved to use Frappe Helpdesk and it is more ready than ever!
If you don't know already, Product Warranty for ERPNext is now bundled with any $50+/mo site on Frappe Cloud! Read more about it in this blog post by Michelle.
You are already using one of the newly announced features on buildwithhussain.dev as you read this, i.e. Articles! There is more in the works:
Needless to say, every product presented is 100% FOSS ❤️. It was a jam packed event and I can't wait to see where the new initiatives and products will take Frappe and the Ecosystem!
Until next time, ✌🏼
Hussain is the host of #BuildWithHussain on YouTube and a training expert at Frappe School. He has a passion for teaching and building stuff!