Chapter 1. What is Next Gen App?

Foreword

The Next Gen App is a multi-titles store elements, displayed as banners, entirely managed from Cloud Connect. 
Every modification on the content, in Cloud Connect, is saved in the store in real time. There is no need to update the application.
Before starting to build the Next Gen App, prepare all the following phases:   
  1. Decide the type of store elements (type of banners) to use in the store.

  2. Define titles, categories, and the kiosk architecture.

  3. Prepare the visual elements: images displayed in the store elements.

  4. Prepare the information about the application: complete the form sent by Aquafadas.

Once you've finished these steps, you can build the Next Gen App in Cloud Connect:

  1. Create a new app in Cloud Connect.

  2. Build the Next Gen store:

    1. Add banners to the store.

    2. Create categories in Cloud Connect, if you use Categories in your store.

    3. Create featured items in Cloud Connect, if you want a slideshow banner.

      Figure 1.1. Single/Multi-Title NextGen diagram

      Single/Multi-Title NextGen diagram

  3. Export the Next Gen App in AppFactory.

  4. Ingest content on Cloud Connect, manually or automatically.

    Tip

    This phase is independent of the app creation.

    Figure 1.2. Next Gen App on iOS

    Next Gen App on iOS

    Figure 1.3. Next Gen App on Android

    Next Gen App on Android

For a better understanding of Cloud Connect content managing, here's the pattern of its functioning:

  1. Manage Titles and Issues: these are the AvePDF or AveMag contents organized in Cloud Connect interface.

  2. Manage the store elements in the application: the banners to display the content in the store.

    Tip

    To use the AppFactory and see the visual rendering, create first, in Cloud Connect, Next Gen App identifiers and at least two store elements.

    In Cloud Connect you don't need a licence to start creating the Next Gen App.

    In the AppFactory, buy the licence from the AppStore or ask Aquafadas for a licence.

    Note

    If you want to use Categories in the Store Model, manage them by different criteria: Best Sales, Novelties, keywords, collections, etc.

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