[Feature] Previewer Application – Setup & Usage

Previewer Application

You can purchase this module on the marketplace:  https://extensions.siberiancms.com/downloads/your-own-previewer-app/

With the update 4.14.6 we are also releasing a brand new Previewer Application module. This new previewer is completely different from the existing one as it’s not anymore a standalone application, but a “Siberian Feature”.

This means you will have to create a regular application from your editor, like any other apps, to hold your Previewer feature. For instance, you can create an app to promote your company and add the “previewer” feature to it. To preview his app(s) your client will have to download this application, and access to his app(s) by clicking the “My Apps” tab (or whatever name you give to it) in this app.

What’s new!

  • You can now add any other features along with this previewer feature to create a rich application for your company.
  • You can also download sources & compile APK like any other regular applications.
  • The previewer will also benefit from all the customization possibilities offered by Colors & SCSS

 

How to install or update the Previewer module?

Nothing changed here, the Previewer is still a module you have to upload in your Siberian, on the page Backoffice > Settings > Modules

 

How to configure my Previewer application?

The very first step, you have to create a new Application!

 

Then inside your Application, go to “Editor > Features” and search for the “Previewer (feature)” inside the “Admin” section like below

 

Important Note: Only editor accounts with a backoffice account (ie. using the same e-mail) will be able to see the “Admin” section, and to add “Admin” features like the Previewer. That means, only you, Siberian admins, can see and add this feature to your app.

 

After that, you can also add more features to create a rich application to promote your company

Example: Contact, Chat, FAQ, etc …

 

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This is how the previewer will work inside your Applications

You must log in with an “Editor” account inside your Application.

 

Note: your in-app user account will be automatically created on the first login to match your existing Editor account (same e-mail & password).

Note*: the Previewer will not work in HTML5 Apps.

 

How to publish my application ?

As this is a standard App, you can download the source code and/or APK like any other applications in your Siberian

App review account:

For the review process Apple generally asks for a demo account, in the Previewer settings, you will see a default account demo@domain.com / dummy123
You can leave it as is, or change it to whatever you want, don’t forget to send this account for review purpose

Note: you don’t have to create a “customer” account with the same e-mail password.

 

How to make my users see their app(s) from this application?

The app assignation works exactly like the previous version of the Previewer, in the “Access Management” section of the Editor, or from your backoffice, you can link an app to any user if he is not already linked. This way, the user will see the app(s) you have linked to him when he signs-in to this preview tab. Of course, when a user creates an app, he is already linked to it.

Then, your user downloads this app, he clicks on the “Preview”, “My Apps” or whatever name you give to this tab, he signs-in with his editor account (the same he uses to create/manage his app(s)) and can preview his app(s).

 

 

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