The AppBase platform makes a clear distinction between the design time and runtime environments. The design time environment consists of a design repository and a suite of tools for application configuration. Using the Application Studio interface, applications can be saved in the design repository as a new application model revision and retrieved later for further modification.
Application Studio can be used to develop applications, add new features and functionality, and extend or change the application model without interfering with the business user activities. A transition to a new application model can be scheduled and properly organized.