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Applet launchers

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Applet launchers

Applet launchers serve as landing pages or home pages for your users. Your users see an applet launcher when they first log in to a mobile app. With an applet launcher, users can access applets in a variety of formats, as well as search, do quick actions, and find user information.

You can restrict access to applet launchers by role, so you can create multiple launch pages that are tailored to specific groups. Applet launchers consist of the following components:
  • Header
  • UI Sections
  • Global Search Bar
  • Quick Actions

Header

The header of the applet launcher defines how the title of the screen appears and what information is shown in the header. The available header types are Home and Generic.

Use the Home header type for the applet launcher that a user sees when they log into a mobile app. The title of a Home applet launcher is customizable and automatically includes the name of the user that is logging into the mobile app.

The avatar or initials for the logged-in user appear in an icon in the upper right corner of the screen. The user can tap this icon to open a form applet that contains the current user profile. You can define the applet for this purpose when you create the applet launcher.

Home Application Launcher
Generic Application Launcher

Use the Generic header type for applet launchers that are not designed to be used as home pages. The title of a Generic applet launcher is a static string that you define.

You can optionally configure the Generic applet launcher to display an icon in the upper right corner of the screen. If you choose this option, you can select the icon and define which applet opens when your users tap this icon.

UI sections

Use UI sections to display applets and record information on your applet launcher screen. The available UI section types areIcon and Item.

Use Icon UI sections to display a group of applets to your user. Each applet is displayed as an icon and title. You can select a Horizontal or Vertical layout for your icons. When displayed vertically, you can use the Display Count option to display a count of records within each applet.

Horizontal and Vertical Icon UI sections
Item UI section

Use Item UI sections to display records from a single list applet on your applet launcher screen. Select a list applet as the source for the records to be displayed, and choose from a Horizontal or Vertical layout.

Records from the selected list applet are displayed as cards. When a user taps a record, they open the record by using the form screen that is defined in the selected list applet.

Global search bar

You have the option to include a global search bar on your applet launcher. Use global search to give your users the ability to quickly find people, catalog items, and knowledge base articles in your instance.

Global search bar

Quick actions

Define quick actions for an applet launcher to give your users access to commonly used functions. Users access quick actions by tapping the quick action icon (quick action icon) that appears in the lower right corner of the applet launcher screen.

Quick actions
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