- Data source improvements. Fixes to improve loading speed and user experience when searching and sorting data.
- New device preview sizes for Android and Web in Fliplet Studio. To learn more about all device previews see here.
- Addition of version history to data sources. Version history allows you to preview previous versions of the data source and restore them.To learn more, see the data sources article.
- New screen templates have been added to Studio.
We have added 9 new screen templates to the Fliplet studio.
SSO Login, Feedback form, Edit Profile, Get in touch form, CSV Download and 4 new menu screens.
Learn more about screen templates here.
- Keyboard accessibility for app menus, forms and LFDs.
- Remote and Office Management Solution template
The Remote & office management solution template, which will refer to as ROMS, is an update to our Return to Office template. This template creates a solution for managing remote and office staff. Find out more detail here.
- LFD filters
We have added the ability to filter your data to show a custom set of entries from your data source in your LFD. This allows you to choose from a number of different logics and value types to completely personalize the data that is displayed in the LFD. To learn more see here.
- Trash and Restore for File manager
File manager now allows you to retrieve deleted files, or permanently delete them.
See here for more information on file manager.
- Biometrics support added for Android. Learn more about adding biometrics to your app here.
- Need help links
We have added help links across Studio to help you find support articles when using studio. A ? indicates a link to a support article, to help you find the right support.
- Marketing TemplateThis template is designed to share content and retain users with a number of interactive features. Ultimately encouraging enquiries for marketing and business development teams.
The template includes an extensive list of interactive features available for you to select the ones that are relevant for your app. Find out more detail here.
- Web push notifications
- Data source security
You can now set security rules for any or all of your apps data sources. All new data sources will require a new rule if you want to use them in an app. To learn more about the data source security see here.
- LFD appearance settings
New additions to the appearance settings have been added to help you completely customize the look of your LFD to suit your brand guidelines or needs. To learn more see here.
- Form component
We have added the possibility to add an explanation to a field and the possibility to make form fields hidden. To learn more about the form component see here.
- Team plan self sign up –
You can now join the team plan to enable you to launch your native apps without needing to contact us. Find out more about the team plan features here.
- Code Library
Our new code library, available here, will guide you in adding custom code to your Fliplet apps. This should help you create many new features and customize your apps even further.
- Expenses Template
The expenses template can be used to manage your expense process. This template is also a broader example of workflow features in an app. Some of the template features include:
- Submit expenses
- Admin options
- Review expenses from staff
- Access historic expenses
- View reporting
- Manager users (add/modify user’s profile)
- Scheduled and Segmented Notifications
In addition to a full overhaul of the notification system in Fliplet Studio, we have also added the ability to schedule and segment notifications. This means for push and in-app notifications you can allow specific users to get notifications at a specific time and day. Read more about notifications here.
- Improved Poor Connection/Offline Functionality
Devices with poor connection or offline can now alert users (ask Fliplet support for custom code). Data sources can also update incrementally to decrease the necessary bandwidth for updates.
- Improved Setup Wizard
When building new apps, you will now see an improved setup wizard that will prompt you to:
Select a Template
Name your app and add an icon
Download Fliplet viewer for previewing & testing
Invite other people to work on the app
Agenda-type LFD Improvements
The Agenda style List from Data Source component has been updated to include search and filter capabilities. You can apply filters to different types of appointments or sessions and search across multiple dates. Learn more about LFDs here
Shareable URL for screens
Apps published to the web now include more shareable links for individual app screens. Read more about web publishing
- New Screen Layouts
With the new layout editor we have made several new screen layouts to select from when adding a new screen. These new layouts show off the responsive design that the layout editor and appearance settings make possible. Add a new screen to check out the new layouts!
- New Layout Editor
The new layout editor allows for new screen structuring and layouts, without needing HTML code. All new apps created from templates in Fliplet will have this new system. If you would like an existing app to be updated, please contact Fliplet support. There are several new articles associated with this feature, but you can get started here.
New Fliplet Viewer
We’ve released a new version of Fliplet Viewer, available on iOS and Android that is faster, sleeker, and allows for greater functionality. Read more about the app here.
Our new gamification package allows you to configure gamification logic, such as a scoring system and achievements, for your app. Read more about gamification here.
- Organization Level Encryption
This allows you to encrypt data for each organization in your app, preventing any of your clients accessing any data other than their own. Read more about that in our developer documentation here.
- iOS 13 Support
As part of our review, Fliplet found a critical issue with iOS 13, the latest version of Apple iOS released 19 September 2019. All apps published for iOS must be updated. Read more about this here.
Firebase Analytics Support
Google Analytics is moving to Firebase Analytics in October for mobile apps. We are updating Fliplet to support Firebase. See this article to migrate your analytics.
This feature will enable the creation of Word .Docx files from within apps, dynamically inserting values from user-submitted information into a template.
- File Searching
Inside the Fliplet file manager, you can now search for files inside a specific folder or all folders.
- 64-Bit App Android Support
If you have gotten a message about updating your app from Google don’t worry! We’ve added support for 64-bit apps. As long as you update your app before August 2021, nothing will change. For more information, see this article.
- Form Builder – Image Upload
The image upload field in the form builder now includes thumbnails of any image files that are added. In addition, if a user uploads a file that is beyond the selected width and height, the system will automatically resize it.
- List from Data Source Improvements
Several improvements have been made to the list from the data sources component. Overall filtering, search, and showing bookmarks now work faster. Also, there have been extra options added for filters and query parameters as more advanced features.
- Sales Enablement Template
A sales enablement app can help support your staff by including more details about your whole company. Some of these details include:
Services/Products – with separate pages for each service
Locations – with separate pages for each location including the website, key contacts and more.
- Improved Appearance Settings
With the new appearance settings, you have many more options for sizing and position components. You can also apply settings to one specific component, and separate settings for mobile, tablet, and desktop devices. For more in the appearance settings, see this article.
- Improved web app URL sharing
Web apps now have better and more readable links, allowing you to share specific screens as a URL. If a login is required, the user will be redirected to the Login screen first, then taken to the original link. This will also work for mobile apps.
- Developer Documentation Site Improvements
Our website for developer documentation, including API information, has gotten a facelift. It is now much easier to see and browse different sections with the left-hand menu.
- Decision Trees
A decision tree will ask the user a set of questions and based on the answer intelligently hide or show other questions. Once the user has supplied the required answers the app will display a result.
- Event App Template
The event app template takes many common components, as well as some custom functionality, to make it quick and easy to build and maintain an event app. Some of the features include:
Agenda – with live polling, session feedback, questions, bookmarking sessions
Newsfeed – with commenting, liking, bookmarking
Attendees and speakers list
Discussion/ Public Forum
Admin menu – to update content outside of Fliplet studio
The directory template is a great example of an internal app you can use to connect people across your company. Some features include:
Staff directory – includes lists to highlight new starters and upcoming birthdays
Office directory – with information for different locations
Office services list – such as a number to IT, or meeting room services
Social updates – highlight new employees, birthdays, and more
Notifications – send notifications out to app users
Internal News Template
Internal News through an app is a great way to keep employees up to date on the company. Features include:
News feed – includes search, filter, commenting, liking, bookmarking
Suggested news – let app users contribute ideas
Forums – let users start up discussions
Events – notify users of upcoming company events
Recognition – highlight colleagues who are doing exceptional work
Employee Survey – let users give feedback about their workplace
- Mobile app download on demand
Apps can download files based on the user’s request. For example, video, audio or files can be downloaded if the user wants them. Downloaded files can be displayed and removed from the device.
This is a very useful feature if your app has a lot of files that users may want to download so they can use them offline
- Data-Driven screens
Data-driven screens can dynamically display a record from a Fliplet data source. For example, if you have a set of products in a spreadsheet you can use this feature to load a product into a screen and avoid producing a screen for each product in Fliplet Studio.
This feature is very useful if you have a lot of content you want to display in an app or you want to manage the content for your app in a data source, reducing the number of separate screens.
- In App Notifications
This new component can be added to any screen to allow notifications to users, without the need for push notifications. However, they can be used together. Additionally, a badge can be added to the hamburger menu, showing the number of unread notifications. Further information on notifications can be found in this article.
List (from data source) Directory Layout – Bookmarking
List items within the directory layout can now be bookmarked. This can be used, for example, by users to create a contact list. More information on the List from data source component can be found in this article.
- System Analytics
This feature allows you to track data about the usage of each of your apps. You can look at high-level data, or even analyze information per specific user. More information on this will be posted in an upcoming help center article.