October'23 - DronaHQ Updates


DronaHQ Builder

We’re excited to share a significant improvement in the load time of our Studio. We’ve successfully reduced the load time by 50%-60% through enhanced optimization of API calls during app loading and the implementation of effective caching. These improvements promise a smoother, faster, and more efficient experience for all our users.

Additional Drag and Drop Builder Improvements

Similar to the shifting behavior in the preview for controls, we’ve introduced the same functionality in the builder, significantly improving our drag-and-drop behavior. Notable features include:

  • Enhanced control placement representation while dragging.
  • Automatic shifting of other controls when a control is dropped over them, eliminating the need for manual space creation.
  • Automatic page scrolling when controls are moved to the bottom.
  • Responsive control resizing that adjusts when overlapping with other controls.

Moreover, the Container Control has received UI fixes and now includes a ‘header’ property to set label background colors, enhancing the overall visual appeal of the container.

Server Reflection support in gRPC

Specifies the method to connect to connector like gRPC using Server Reflection, which allows dynamically discovering and using gRPC services, or import a .proto file from a URL, providing the service definition directly from a remote location. This field determines how your DB client locates and accesses the service methods and message types for effective communication with the gRPC server.

Automation Enhancements

Rest API Call Block

Easily integrate REST API calls into your automation setup. Configure and execute RESTful API requests with the newly introduced block for smoother interactions.

UI Improvements

Enjoy a more user-friendly interface with refined controls and a sleek, intuitive design. These improvements aim to enhance your overall experience while navigating the system.

Container Control

We’ve implemented several changes to the container control, addressing all UI-related issues and resolving them effectively. Additionally, we’ve introduced a header property that enables setting the background color for the container control’s label.

New Control


Introducing our latest Chat control! Create a basic AI-powered chatbox with the following features:

  • Built-in Integration: Seamlessly integrates with Chat GPT. Select your configured OpenAI account in integrations, chat GPT model, system instruction, and welcome message.
  • Customization: Utilize the user input event and server-side action for responses if you choose not to use the built-in integration.
  • Data Format: Returns chat history structured with roles (“user” or “assistant”) and their corresponding content.

DronaHQ Docs have found a new place!

We have updated and moved our documentation to docs.dronahq.com.
You can continue to ask questions in the community here.