June 11, 2013 Leave a comment
In this blog series, we are going to break down the components of TidalWave so that you can better understand our App!
First up is the Apps Tab!
What is the Apps Tab?
This Tab is where you can build your App using one of our templates or build an App from scratch. You will see all of the Apps that you have created in the grid/table. To create, preview, edit or delete an App, just click on the appropriate toolbar button. In addition, you can publish your App to create a Tab App for any Facebook Page that you administer. This is also the tab where you can purchase your subscription to TidalWave. The Buy button is enabled once you have published your App and created a Tab App.
Double click on your App in the grid or select the Edit button on the toolbar to open the App Editor.
Fields Tab: You can Drag and Drop any of the available fields to the right hand pane of the editor (or simply click on them). The right hand pane serves as a WYSIWYG view to use while building your App. Use the Move Up and Move Down buttons on the toolbar to re-position your fields or simply click on the field and drag it to the correct place (this is particularly useful for 2 column Apps, where you can drag a field from one column to the other.)
An Input field is a field where a user must type in their information. For example, a Text field, you can use this field to ask users a customized question.
Settings Tab: Once you have added a field to your App, you now have the option to change the parameters for each field you have added to your App. Each field has a different set of parameters that you can configure. For example, you can change the text itself, color, size and font of text. If you have added an image, you have the option to set the size of an image, the alignment of the image, etc.
App Tab: On this tab you can configure global settings for your App. You can can change the name and description, set a Fan Gate, set your Tab App icon (application logo) ask for further permissions from your users (ie birthday), customize emails and much more.
Advanced Tab: Here is where you can set options such as a start and end date for your App (aka scheduling), customize your results page and select a random contest winner.
TIP: At any time, you can click on the View button on the toolbar to see how your App will look to your users. Click the Save button periodically to ensure that your App is saved. The Save and Close button will save your App, close the App Editor and return you to the Apps Tab, where you will see your App in the grid.