How to Create and Enable Marketplace Features

Features are the core and the foundation of a great app and without the right features, your app will feel incomplete. In this article, we’ll show you how to create new instances of features and how to make them and enable them in (or add them to) your app.

How Do I Create a New Feature?

You may be asking yourself, now that I’ve started my app, how do I create a new feature to add it it? Let’s first go over how to create a new instance of a Feature, then we’ll go over how to add it to your app.

Step 1: Go to Features -> Marketplace in the App Dashboard

In order to get to our Feature Marketplace click on “Feature” then “Marketplace”.

The Feature Marketplace is where you’ll find all of the features available to you on your current plan.

Step 2: Find the Feature that you want to add

Now that you’re in the Feature Marketplace locate the Feature that you’d like to add to your app by either searching for it in the search field or by locating it on the list.

If you’re unsure of which feature to use, we have descriptions of our feature next to each one.

You can also click on a Feature’s description for additional information and screenshots of that feature.

Step 3: Click “Add” and give it a Title

Once you have found the Feature you want to add to your app, click “Add”.

Then give it a Title and click “Add” again.

This prompt also allows you to add the feature to the side menu.

If you don’t select this, you can always add the feature to the side menu at a later time. If you would like to learn more about the Side Menu, you can do so here.

Step 4: Fill out the content for that Feature

Congratulations! You’ve now created a new instance of that Feature and can now begin adding content to it and adjusting it to your liking. We should note that the Feature exists in the system, but doesn’t exist on the app just yet (unless you added it to the side menu when you created the new instance of the feature).

Note: If you ever need to pause working on the feature and come back to it at a later time, our system saves your progress in real-time and you can access the feature again by going to Features -> My Features where you can access all of the Features that you’ve created for your app.

You might be asking yourself why isn’t the feature automatically added to the app? The reason for this is because not automatically adding it to your app allows you to work on it in the background before your users see it in the app. You can add it to your app whenever you’re ready. Next we’ll go over how to add and enable the feature in your app. 

How Do I Enable The Feature Instance In My App?

Once you’re done working on a Feature and you’re ready to add it to your app, here are the steps on how to do so. You have three options:

You can either add the feature to the side menu, add it to another feature such as the Folder or Grid Layout Launcher feature, or both.

How To Add A Feature To Your Side Menu

Note: If you already added the feature to your app’s side menu when you first created it in the Feature Marketplace you don’t need to follow these steps.

If you would like to add a feature to your app’s side menu here’s the steps on how to do so. We recommend that you only add the most important features to your side menu so that it doesn’t feel crowded.

Step 1: Go to Design -> Side menu in the App Dashboard

Step 2: Click on “Add Existing Feature”

Next scroll down to the “Menu” section and click on “Add Existing Feature”.

This will bring up a window that displays all of the features that you have created so far.

Step 3: Select the Feature(s) that you want to add and click “Apply”

Then locate the feature(s) that you want to add to the side menu and check the box next to that feature or features. Then click “Apply” to add it to the side menu.

How To Add A Feature To The Folder Or Grid Layout Launcher Feature

If you would like to know how to house add a feature to the Folder or Grid Layout Launcher feature here’s the steps on how to do so.

Step 1: Open the Folder or Grid Layout Launcher Feature that you want to add the feature(s) to

Navigate to the Folder or Grid Layout Launcher feature that you want to add feature(s) to.

Step 2: Click on “Add Feature”

Next click on “Add Feature”.

This will bring up a window that displays all of the features that you have created so far.

Step 3: Select the Feature(s) that you want to add and click “Apply”

Then locate the feature(s) that you want to add to the Folder or Grid Layout Launcher feature and check the box next to the feature(s). Then click “Apply”.

Congratulations! You now know how to create and enable features in your app! When you’re ready to push that new feature out to the live app click the “Publish” button at the top of the App Dashboard.

Are There Other Ways That I Can Create New Instances Of Features Without Having To Go To The Feature Marketplace?

You may be wondering if there’s other areas of the App Dashboard where you can create a new instance of a feature and the answer is yes! While most people use the Feature Marketplace, you can also create new instances of features and add them to your app in the Side Menu as well as the Folder and Grid Layout Launcher features. This can help streamline the app building process once you get more familiar and comfortable with our system. 

How To Create and Enable A Feature Simultaneously in the Side Menu 

When you go to the side menu in the App Dashboard, you might have noticed the “Add New Feature” button next to the “Add Existing Feature” button.

Step 1: Click on “Add New Feature”

Click on the “Add New Feature” button.

This will open up a window which will display a smaller version of the Feature Marketplace.

Step 2: Click “Add” and give it a Title

Just like creating a new instance of a feature in the main Feature Marketplace, click the “Add” button then give the feature a title and click “Add” again. Once that’s done the new feature will be added to your side menu.

How To Create and Enable A Feature Simultaneously in the Folder and Grid Layout Launcher Features

Similar to the Side Menu, when you’re working on a Folder or Grid Layout Launcher feature,  you might have noticed the “Add New Feature” button when you click on “Add Feature”. The process for creating a new instance of a feature in the Folder and Grid Layout Launcher are very similar to the Side Menu. Here’s the steps on how to do this.

Step 1: Click on “Add Feature” Then “Add New Feature”

After you click on "Add Feature" click on the “Add New Feature” button.

This will open up a window which will display a smaller version of the Feature Marketplace. 

Step 2: Click “Add” and give it a Title

Just like creating a new instance of a feature in the main Feature Marketplace, click the “Add” button then give the feature a title and click “Add” again. 

Step 3: Click “Back” and search for it in the list of Features

Once you’ve created the new instance of the feature click the “Back” button.

Then search for the feature in your list of features.

Step 4: Select the Feature and click “Apply”

After you’ve located the new feature, check the box next to it and click “Apply” to add it to the Folder or Grid Layout Launcher feature.

Related Articles

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