What is the Image Gallery and Info Slider Plugin?
The Image Gallery and Info Slider Plugin is a great way to showcase full-screen images in your app!
If you’re creating an app that’s very visually heavy, like an art portfolio or if you’d like to showcase multiple images of one of your products, then the Slider Plugin is a powerful tool for you! It allows you to control the image slideshow speeds and the image size to your liking.
What are some use cases of the Image Gallery and Info Slider Plugin?
Some use cases of this feature include:
- Restaurant App: showcase your food and nutritional information.
- Motivational App: you can use the Slider Plugin to display inspirational quotes.
- Fashion App: show off the latest collections and trends.
- Internal App: display images of products or highlight your employee accomplishments
- Church/Non-Profit: provide your users examples of community projects and outreach opportunities
What are the Image Gallery and Info Slider Plugin’s primary functions and what are the steps to accomplish them?
The Image Gallery and Info Slider Plugin provides some amazing functionality as described in the introduction, but read on to see what some of the core features are and how to use them.
How to Add the Image Gallery and Slider to Your App
Here are some simple steps get this feature live on your app, but if you’d like more detailed information, we’ve written a dedicated article about how to create and enable Marketplace features.
Step 1: In the left menu, go to “Features” and click “Marketplace”
Step 2: Search the Marketplace
Step 3: Click “Add”, give it a title, and click “Add” again to confirm it
Once you've added it, you can change the feature's icon and title, which will be what your users see when they access it in your app.
How to add images
Step 1: Click the "Add Image" button
Step 2: Select your images from the Media Library and click "Insert Image(s)"
Choose between Widescreen and Fullscreen Displays
Step 1: Click on the "Design" Tab
Step 2: Set the slider to either Widescreen or Fullscreen
How to Automatically Advance Your Images
Step 1: Click on the “Settings” Tab
Step 2: Adjust the speed level
How to Use the Image Carousel
The image carousel is a core component that is utilized across several features to streamline your user experience. With it, you can add images to your feature and then attach various actions such as linking to app content, calling a phone number, sending an email, sending a text message, opening a map, and more using our action builder.
Since this is a core component, we’ve created a dedicated article about how to use the image carousel here.
How to Restrict Content with Plugin Access Security Settings
The Security tab is a core component that is utilized across several features to streamline your user experience. With it, you can make exclusive content by requiring that users login to access it. You can also restrict content to specific users by requiring that they have a tag, or tags, attached to their profile.
Since this is a core component, we’ve created a dedicated article about how to restrict content using the security tab access settings.
How to Set Up In-App Purchases
In App Purchases is a great way to sell access to features to increase your revenue. Since this is a core component, we’ve created dedicated articles about how to set up In-App Purchases here.
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 1: Pick the Right Transition Speed
Setting the speed to 3 seconds mimics the speed at which our templates’ image carousels move. We recommend that you use that if you like how that looks. This also helps keep a uniformity within your app. You can adjust the speed under the “Settings” tab:
Pro Tip 2: Make sure your Images are in the Right Order
If at anytime you’d like to change the order of the images, simply click on the three bars to the left of the image and drag the images to the desired position.
Pro Tip 3: Get Creative With Your ImagesGet creative with what images you use! You can showcase the food at your restaurant, include daily inspirational quotes, or could tell a sequential story. The possibilities are limitless!
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:
- How to Create and Enable Marketplace Features (aka Plugins)
- How to Use the Text WYSIWYG
- How to Restrict Content Using the Security Tab Access Settings
- How to Setup In-App Purchases
- Folder Plugin Tutorial
- Working with App Artwork
Still have questions? No problem! Reach out to us and we’d be happy to help :)