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  • October 10, 2014

Introducing the Oracle Alta UI - A better UI for your ADF and MAF applications

Shay Shmeltzer
Director of Product Management - Oracle

In case you missed it, one of the most talked about topics at Oracle OpenWorld was the new Oracle Alta UI. There was a lot of buzz around how cool the new Oracle cloud based applications and services user interface is.

Oracle Alta UI is what creates these type of interfaces, and the great news for you is that you can actually start leveraging this immediately in your ADF and MAF development

Oracle Alta UI was officially announced at Oracle OpenWorld - have a read to understand what is about.

All the information you need to start implementing the Oracle Alta UI in your applications is at http://bit.ly/oraclealta 

The Oracle Alta UI is based on four key prinicpals

  • Mobile first design
  • Simple and uncluttered layouts
  • Clear information hierarchy
  • Engage users with visual content

If you want to see a quick demo of an ADF Faces Alta based UI see the WorkBetter Alta demo application. And don't forget to also resize the browser window to see how we do responsive design.

We have a page with the basic instructions for turning on Alta in your ADF 12.1.3 applications.

At OOW we also had a technical session about Alta - you can find the slides for it here

One thing to keep in mind - while you can turn on the Alta skin for existing applications, to get the full UI experience you should probably start with a re-design of the UI. Remember Alta is not just about the colors - it is about the interaction!

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Comments ( 10 )
  • guest Monday, October 13, 2014

    Hi Shay,

    The new Alta skin looks very nice. Is it already possible to download the WorkBetter demo application?

    Robbert Serne

  • guest Monday, October 20, 2014

    Hi Shay,

    Can I:

    - download a sample application or view the source of the alta demo application? That would be really helpful to starting using it.

    - use alta in JDeveloper 12.1.2?

    Thanks in advance,

    Koen Verhulst

  • Shay Monday, October 20, 2014

    Robbert and Koen - we are planning to provide the source code for the workbetter Alta sample app after we clean it a bit.

    Alta is only available in 12.1.3 - one more reason to upgrade from 12.1.2.

  • guest Monday, November 3, 2014

    Hi Shay,

    Can I download Workbetter demo app?

    If possible, where i from download it?



  • Shay Monday, November 3, 2014

    Naba - we are cleaning up the code for this demo and plan to make it available for download in the near future.

  • Madhu Monday, November 17, 2014

    In ADF Table / List View,

    in List View how to populate 10/20 records at a time from the database and that to records gets displayedrandomly

  • guest Thursday, December 4, 2014

    Hi Shay,

    Is there any place where we can download the workbetter app. It will help us understand the code/design better.



  • Shay Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    We'll be releasing the WorkBetter App soon - in the meantime here are some resources to get you started:


  • swati Thursday, August 6, 2015

    Hi Shay,

    I have been recently introduced to ALTA UI and I want to use it for my analytical applications.

    Currently these applications use OBI for reporting. Though Alta UI seems to be a great framework for all user interactions, I want to understand if it can be used as a reporting tool and if it has limited reporting applications then whether it can be connected with OBIEE.



  • Shay Thursday, August 6, 2015

    Swati, Alta is just a UI Design - you need a framework that will help you build the app that implements that UI.

    Oracle offers Oracle ADF with the ADF Faces components as a solution.

    ADF Faces have lots of charting and data visualization components that you can use for reporting.

    Check them out here - http://jdevadf.oracle.com/adf-richclient-demo/faces/feature/dataVisualization/gallery.jspx

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