What is the Footer Menu?
The Footer Menu allows you to give users access to the most important areas of your app as well as allow them to perform actions outside of your app related to it. Once you enable it, it will display under the features of your app as users navigate throughout your app. This is also a great way to add user interaction to your app by showcasing limited time features such as monthly contests. In this article we’ll go over how to set up your Footer Menu.
How to access the Footer Menu
Simply go to Design >> Footer Menu
What are the different options for the Footer Menu and how do you set them up?
Here we’ll go over the different options that you have for the Footer Menu and how to set up the Footer Menu. Before you begin working on the Footer Menu you’ll need to enable it by selecting “Turn On”.
Now that you have it enabled, we’ll go over the different options you have for the Footer Menu.
Options & Style
In this section you have a couple of visual options for your Footer Menu.
This option allows you to display a shadow above the Footer Menu. This can help visually separate the Footer Menu from the rest of your app.
Enable Top Border
This option allows you to display a border above your Footer Menu. Just like the shadow option, it can help visually separate your Footer Menu from the rest of your app.
Enable Items Border
This option allows you do display a vertical line between the actions that you have set up in your Footer Menu.
Note: In order for this to be visible, you’ll need to have more than one action added to the Footer Menu
In the Actions section you use the Action Builder to add Action Items to your Footer Menu which allows users to navigate throughout your app as well as give them access to options outside of the app such as contacting you via phone or email. We have an in-depth article on the Action Builder which you can find here.
Here’s how you add an Action Item to your Footer Menu.
Step 1: Click On “Add Action Item”
Clicking on “Add Action Item” will bring up our Action builder.
Step 2: Set Up the Action Item that you want to add to the Footer Menu
Use the Action Builder to set up the Action Item that you’d like to add to the Footer Menu. For a comprehensive list of all of the Action Item types that you can add, we encourage you to check out our article on the Action Builder here.
In the Action Builder you can give the Action Item an image or an icon, or you can use text instead if you opt out of using an image. Once you’ve set up the Action Item click “Save” to apply it to the Footer Menu.
Once you’ve added more than one Action Item to your Footer Menu you can rearrange their order by clicking on and dragging the three horizontal lines next to the Action Item:
You can also edit and remove pre-existing Action Items in the Actions section:
Congratulations! You now know how to set up your Footer Menu!
What are some Pro Tips you should know about to take your app to the next level?
Having worked with apps for years, we’ve learned a thing or two. So, to both help your app stand out and accomplish your primary goals, here are some tips you should consider.
Pro Tip: Don’t Overload the Footer Menu with Actions
You want to be mindful of the amount of actions that you add to the Footer Menu. Having too many will make it harder to use. We recommend that you only put action items to the most important features in your app, or you use action items that will make navigating the app easier for the user.
In addition to this article, we recommend checking out the following related articles so that you have a better insight into how to use the system to its fullest advantage:
- Branding Page Tutorial
- How To Set Up Your Side Menu
- How To Customize Your App’s Login Screen
- How To Create Action Items with the Action Builder
Still have questions? No problem! Reach out to us and we’d be happy to help :)