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Customizing the theme of mobile apps

Updated on February 23, 2022

Match the branding of your mobile app with the requirements of your company or project by customizing the interface elements, such as the buttons and navigation menu. Branded applications ensure that your users recognize your brand's identity.

Before you begin: Create a mobile channel for your mobile app. For more information, see Setting up mobile apps.
  1. Open your mobile channel:
    1. In the navigation pane of App Studio, click Channels.
    2. In the Current channel interfaces section, click the tile that represents a mobile channel for your app.
  2. On the mobile channel page, on the Layout tab, click Theme.
  3. In the Theme section, specify how you want to display the bottom navigation menu and the floating action button:
    1. In the Bottom menu style list, choose whether you want the bottom navigation menu to consist of icons with corresponding labels or icons without labels.
    2. Optional: To automatically hide the bottom navigation bar when users scroll up or down the screen, select the Enable auto hiding bars on scroll check box.
    3. In the Floating action button position list, choose whether you want to position the floating action button in the bottom right or in the bottom center of the screen.
      The floating action button creates a new work item when users tap the button. For example, on a mobile list page with expense reports, the floating action button creates a new expense report. To add a floating action button to your mobile list page, see Authoring mobile list pages.
  4. In the Mobile specific colors section, customize the colors of the listed interface elements by clicking the color picker icon and then selecting a color for the element.
  5. Click Save.
For example:

Design of a custom mobile app theme
Configuring a custom theme for a mobile app.
What to do next: Verify the changes to your mobile app by generating, installing, and launching the app. For more information, see Generating native mobile apps.

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