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Asdeq Labs is pleased to announce the availability of AsdeqDocs and AsdeqForms 5.3.

Version 5.3 is a major release of all components of the system and is a recommended update for all customers.


Release Details


AsdeqDocs Server

AsdeqForms iPad / iPhone


AsdeqDocs iPad / iPhone Client

AsdeqDocs Android Client

AsdeqForms Android Client

Mac OS X Client

Windows Client

Release Date3-Jan-2018Feb-2018Feb-20188-Dec-20178-Dec-201722-Dec-20174-Dec-2017
Installation and Upgrade

Latest Server Downloads

Installation and upgrade instructions can be found here:

Installation and upgrade is through the 

App Store

Installation and upgrade is through the 

App Store

Installation and upgrade is through the

Google Play Store

Installation and upgrade is through the

Google Play Store

Installation and upgrade is through a download from the

Download Page

Installation and upgrade is through a download from the

Download Page

 (tick) Please note that AsdeqDocs Server and AsdeqDocs/AsdeqForms clients can be updated independently of each other.


Note that if upgrading a server prior to version 3.4, the server must first be upgraded to v3.4 before upgrading to the latest version. Please see the instructions in Updating AsdeqDocs server versions.

If you are currently using Windows Integrated Authentication to connect to SQL Server on a version prior to 5.2, please see the upgrade instructions in Windows Integrated Authentication in SQL Server.

What's New in Version 5.3

AsdeqForms for Android

Version 5.3 brings the simplicity and power of AsdeqForms to Android phones and tablets.



Users of the other platforms will be familiar with the menu structure and the look and feel of the Android client.

The Android version supports all of the same controls and features of the iOS and web version of AsdeqForms, and contains exactly the same form engine.

This means that you can develop sophisticated and dynamic business forms and run them across iOS, Android and desktop devices without the cost and risk of native development.

AsdeqForms for Android runs on Android 4.4 and greater.


Support for Portfolio PDFs

AsdeqDocs for iOS now supports opening Portfolio PDFs, which are collections of individual documents inside a single PDF file.

Address Search and Reverse Geocode

The Geolocation capability of AsdeqForms has been improved so that address searches, autocomplete and reverse geocoding are now available on all platforms (iOS, Android and Web) without the use of a third party service.

On the web platform up to date GNAF data is used to autocomplete addresses. On iOS and Android the native geolocation capabilities are used.

Improved Forms REST API and Reporting

AsdeqForms for Web has been built from the ground up to use a REST API which is documented and available.

In version 5.3 the API has been improved to allow better access to form data, which enable integrations like Tableau and Power BI below. For more details please see the AsdeqForms Service API page for documentation on the API.

Tableau Integration

The REST API can be now be used in Tableau to create live visual analytics. See Data Visualization with Tableau.

Microsoft Power BI Integration

The improved REST API allows direct integration with Microsoft Power BI. We've written up a tutorial of how to publish data visualizations with Power BI:  Data Visualization with Power BI.

Microsoft Flow Integration

AsdeqForms and Microsoft Flow can work together to integrate with many third party systems. We've added a tutorial of how to get started: Microsoft Flow.

Back End Integration by Improved Server Side Scripts

The server side scripting capability has been extended so that scripts can now be triggered by events, or run on a schedule. The available options have been moved to a new tab:

The FormProcessingEvent allows forms to listen for forms being submitted, and post them to third part systems via REST calls, using a built in helper.

The javascript script editor now gives code complete suggestions for available server components, and the built in globals such as event and http:

Talk to AsdeqLabs is you have a customisation requirement that we can help with, and check out the Server Plugins and Scripts Documentation.

Other Improvements

  • The AsdeqForms web app will now ask if you want to install the iOS client if you open the web pages on an iPad or iPhone
  • AsdeqForms now uses the WKWebView control rather than UIWebView, on iOS devices. This means faster form load times and better performance in general.
  • Updates to the bundled Java and Tomcat versions
  • Many bug fixes and performance improvements. In particular form submission and searching has been dramatically improved.

Minor Releases

Version 5.3.2

  • AsdeqDocs for MDM - Bug fixes and Mobile Iron SDK update 


  • AsdeqServer - Fixes around nested master/details and their scopes in forms 
  • AsdeqServer - Implements a beta version of using Chrome headless to replace PhantomJS for form PDF exports. Chrome is enabled by configuration

Version 5.3.2

  •  AsdeqForms Android, AsdeqDocs Android - Fixes several crash reports

Version 5.3.3

  • Initial release of AsdeqForms and AsdeqDocs for iOS v5.3

Version 5.3.5

  • AsdeqDocs for iOS - Fixes various PDF issues
  • AsdeqServer performance improvements

Version 5.3.6

  • AsdeqServer performance improvements

Version 5.3.7

  • AsdeqDocs for iOS - Improves performance of PDF rendering in the iOS client


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