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By Tony Mobily
Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 12:31

Apollo now uses Dojo 1.7: hello IE9 support, HTML5, and more

Some of our users probably noticed that over the last few weeks Apollo's changelog changed a lot less than usual. If you thought that we were slacking off development, think again: we worked really hard to upgrade Apollo so that it used the latest version of Dojo. Here the what happened.

Dojo is Apollo's foundation library. It's a very, very important building block which enables us to create an application as great as Apollo. Anything you can see in Apollo is Dojo.

The new version of Dojo has many features that are automatically available to Apollo. For example:

  • Internet Explorer 9 support. Yes, Apollo now supports IE9. Due to a mixture of bad timing and bad luck, Dojo didn't support IE9 before now. This is now fixed: you can fully use Apollo with IE9 (although we do recommend using Chrome regardless).

  • HTML5 file uploads. Unless you are using Internet Explorer, you can now upload multiple file at once simply selecting them from your browser's dialogue. Note: Internet Explorer users will still be able to upload multiple files, but will have to select them one at a time.

  • General improvements. You cannot really see the other improvements, but they are there: you can rest assured that the code underneath Apollo is even more solid than before.

Now that the Dojo upgrade is out of the way, we can finally work on more features and fulfill our roadmap for 2012!

14 comments so far

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Thijs Kaspers

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 15:56


Awesome :) nice work guys!

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Xavier Tragant

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 18:06


Which features are you working on?


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Tony Mobily

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 18:21



At the moment, API and other smaller features that will be announced on our blog shortly!

Have a look at the Changelog to see what's changed recently...


Marco's picture


Wed, 02/22/2012 - 18:43


Great :)
Where can I find the Changelog?


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Tony Mobily

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 18:46


Hi Marco,




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Andrew-David Jahchan

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 00:36


Keep up the great work :)
I love that you suggest not to use IE and recommend Google Chrome, this only makes me love you more.

Also, a small typo here: "Apollo is even more solid that before."
Should be "than" instead of "that".

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Tony Mobily

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 00:52


Hi Andrew-David,

Glad we share the same view about IE.
Typo fixed -- thank you!


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Mon, 02/27/2012 - 08:08


Y'all have obviously nailed the project management/ CRM app! Any idea of when you will have an iphone/ ipad app? Great job and really satisfied with Apollo.

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Tony Mobily

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 13:42



Thanks Michael!
We are doing our best :D We have a mobile site that looks native and it's really fast. Let us know if it works for you!



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Andy B

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 00:14


Hey Tony,

My fellow apollo users and I really think you should add the ability to DOWNLOAD ALL ATTACHMENTS on a project comment. My hand hurts after having to download each document one by one.

PLEASEEEEEE, you would be my hero!

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Tony Mobily

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 08:39


Hi Andy,

I cannot make promises, but I can definitely do my best to get the developers' attention!


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Tony Mobily

Sat, 03/03/2012 - 09:54



I talked to the developers about this.
Several people asked for it. The issue is that as far as Apollo is concerned, we might have 5 attachments of 60Mb each. The resulting ZIP would be something around 300Mb.

Gmail can afford to do it because there is a very strict limit on the size of emails. However, with Apollo things are a little trickier: creating a 300Mb compressed file would be quite heavy!


Marco's picture


Sat, 03/03/2012 - 15:12


Maybe a stupid idea: Maybe you can "automate" the "one-by-one download"? If you select "download all attachments" all files are "sequentially" downloaded. That way you have no problem with big ZIP-files.

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Tony Mobily

Sat, 03/03/2012 - 17:29



I will pass this on to the developers!