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Create professional mobile apps in a low-code environment (8.4)

Updated on May 3, 2021

Configure and build consumer-grade mobile apps with the re-designed mobile channel without any coding. You can do that by using preconfigured design templates, widgets and actions. The improved look and feel of the UI in the mobile channel helps you effortlessly and intuitively configure your mobile apps.

Additionally, the mobile channel configuration now features a live preview that displays the appearance of the app on a mobile device.

The improved look and feel of the mobile channel

The mobile channel is organized into user-friendly tabs, where specific settings are logically grouped together.

The redesigned layout of the mobile channel
The redesigned layout of the mobile channel

Add more custom pages and reorder them in the bottom navigation menu on the Content tab. You can also add any mobile-specific pages that you created by using appropriate templates in App Studio. The options of the Content and Configuration tabs are now displayed in a pane that is associated with a given menu item.

Include mobile native lists in your new app. The native lists support contextual search, swipe actions, and a floating action button. The mobile channel comes equipped with an out-of-the-box My work list page. New case types that you create have native list pages automatically generated for the new cases.

The mobile native lists, swipe actions and the floating action button
The mobile native lists, swipe actions and the floating action button

Change the default icon, as well as other styling options, on the Layout tab. You can also upload and use your own files for the icon for more personalization. Control the notifications that you want to push to your users and manage device logs on the Manage tab.

Choose the most frequently-performed actions from a list and add them to the bottom navigation menu of the mobile app so that users can easily access these actions.

You can also prepare your mobile app for offline mode by enabling this feature and then manually adding pages and configuring case types directly from the mobile channel interface.

The instant preview

Preview the changes that result from the mobile channel configuration to get a clear view of how the mobile app looks when users install the app on mobile devices. Use the live preview to test out any required changes before pushing the application for deployment to end-users.

The instant preview of the mobile app
The instant preview of the mobile app

The bottom navigation menu in the preview section displays options that the default navigation rule contains. You can control some of the settings of the style in which the bottom menu is displayed on the Layout tab. To fully customize the bottom menu, in Dev Studio, you can override the default rule on which the default navigation menu is based.

For more information, see Developing mobile apps.

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