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Customize your mobile app in the low-code mobile channel (8.4)

Updated on May 3, 2021

Use the out-of-the-box mobile channel in each new Pega application to fully customize a mobile app that you want to make available to your users. You can use the existing mobile channel to immediately build a consumer-grade app, or modify it to meet your specific needs.

Core features

Because mobile channels are now stored as rules in your application, you can easily manage the channels, without having to create new data records with every application upgrade. You can also build new versions of your mobile apps by using the same mobile channel if the configuration for the channel itself remains unchanged.

Template-based pages that you add to your app take full advantage of the available native components that the new Pega Mobile Client offers. You can reuse the existing templates and modify them with mobile functionality in mind.

Simplified for convenience

Configure your app for offline mode in a more convenient way by using a single Offline page, on which the settings from various locations are now grouped. From this page, you can copy an existing design template for a case and customize the template to match the requirements for your personalized, offline-enabled app.

Make your app more secure with the new and simplified Security tab, where you can select an authentication model and configure the locking settings for your app. You can now also disable authentication requirements for users who want to access the app.

Authentication and locking settings
Authentication and locking settings

The Build app pane

Access the Build app pane to quickly configure the build settings of your app and finalize it for deployment. When building new mobile apps, you can add your own certificates. If your app is already built, you can use a QR code to view the build properties. The version of the app is automatically refreshed after each successful build, but you can also set the build version manually.

The Build app pane in the preview
The Build app pane in the preview

The new Build app pane also reports the most common issues for mobile app builds and deployment. You can learn directly from within the mobile channel about such issues as missing credentials, incorrect configuration for the mobile build server, or connectivity.

A red status badge for the platform button is displayed if your app experiences issues after the configuration for the app is modified. A blue status badge notifies you if at least one platform requires rebuilding. A green status badge indicates that your app is up to date.

For more information, see Setting up mobile apps and Securing mobile apps.

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