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IBM i Web & Mobile Application Development

Quickly create modern RPG/PHP desktop, web applications, and APIs with WebSmart and customize them easily with responsive templates.

What You Can Do With WebSmart

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Strategic Web Apps

Templates generate the initial client and server-side code which you can customize to create any type of web application.
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Mobile Web Apps

Use responsive templates to create web and mobile applications that use a single code base.
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APIs and Web Services

Use WebSmart’s API templates to quickly and seamlessly integrate your Db2 files and your RPG programs with other web services.


Rapid Open-Source PHP Desktop and Mobile Web Application Development

The PHP edition is the fastest way for RPG, PHP and other programmers to develop IBM i and multi-platform PHP web applications. It’s more than a PHP editor: It’s a rapid web application development tool that includes program templates that guide you through creating database-driven web applications in minutes. You can further customize the applications in the IDE to create powerful web applications that can be accessed from PCs, tablets and smartphones.

Why Choose the PHP Edition?

Open Source

WebSmart uses PHP, an open source language developed specifically to create web applications.

Free Code

Find thousands of free PHP scripts online to plug into your own code.

PHP Bundles

Leverage IBM i PHP bundles that will help you get started as successfully and efficiently as possible.

Rapid Development

PHP templates shorten the web dev learning curve by generating the starting PHP, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Multi-Platform Compatibility

It also runs on other PHP supported platforms, including Windows, Linux and Unix.

Hiring and Resources

PHP is easy for RPG programmers to learn because you can code procedurally or OO. It’s also easy to find PHP developers.


The Fastest Way for IBM i Programmers to Develop New RPG Web Applications

Even if you have no web development experience, with WebSmart, you will create database-driven desktop and mobile web applications on day one. Customize the applications in the IDE to create powerful applications for any business need.

Why Choose the ILE Edition?

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Powerful PML Language

The functionality in ILE programs is handled by PML, our custom 4GL language that generates RPG and requires fewer lines of code.

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Leverage RPG

It includes functions that make it easy to call existing RPG programs and modules so you can leverage your investment in IBM i.

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Short Learning Curve

WebSmart was developed with RPG programmers in mind, purpose built to ease their transition to web development.

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Tight IBM i Integration

There is a seamless connection between ILE and DB2 during development and runtime. Our ILE web applications run 100% with maximum security and reliability.

How WebSmart Can Help You:

Rapid Development

WebSmart’s templates create the starting application and API code base and its IDE includes productivity tools that streamline development.

Leverage RPG and Your IBM i

Built with RPG programmers in mind and makes it easy to integrate existing RPG and COBOL code to leverage your investment in IBM i.

Open Source PHP

Choose between PHP and ILE editions. PHP is a popular open-source language that helps attract new developers.

Strategic Applications

Extend your ERP and develop desktop and mobile web applications for any business need (B2B order entry, eCommerce, invoicing, inquiries and more).

Multi Platform

Provides the flexibility to create IBM i or multiplatform (Windows, Linux, Unix) web applications over DB2, MySQL, Oracle or MS SQL data.

World-Class Tech Support

Our tech support team is consistently rated one of the best. You get unlimited support for the life of your support agreement and during your evaluation.

Flexible, Affordable Web Development for IBM i, Windows, and Linux

Accelerate RPG, PHP, and API development with responsive templates and deliver a modern, accessible, and competitive UX with WebSmart. Built for RPG developers, WebSmart is easy to use and integrates seamlessly with your IBM i applications.

Subscription License

$500 per month

billed annually/ per LPAR*

Get full access to WebSmart. Choose between the ILE or PHP Edition.

  • Choose Your Edition: PHP or ILE
  • Unlimited Technical Support
  • Unlimited Developers/Users
  • 3 Hours of Training/Onboarding

*Certain geographic exceptions may apply

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Mobile-friendly IBM i Portal: Secure access to web applications

$165 per month

billed annually / $2,000 per year*

Nexus is an IBM i-hosted web portal that gives employees, vendors, and customers secure, organized access to enterprise information from their browsers.

*Certain geographic exceptions may apply

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Web Development Services

$5,000 USD*

Jumpstart your IBM i web development project with the professional services bundle. 20 hours of professional services included to help with installation/ configuration, strategy & planning, wireframing, or development.

*Certain geographic exceptions may apply

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Key Technical Features

Intelligent PHP and RPG ILE templates

Responsive templates for desktop and mobile

SSL, encryption and data scrubbing

Productive IDE with syntax checker, code completion and debugger

Built-in change management and third-party integration

Tight IBM i integration and wizards to call RPG programs

eBook: Top Business Reasons for Developing IBM i Web and Mobile Applications

Learn how digital applications add value to your organization by driving revenue, increasing competitive advantage, and improving end-user experience.

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