Create, update, and manage Categories in Cloud Connect

Author: Dana-Maria ROBU
Publishing date: 09/10/2018
Version history: 2.0

1. What is a Category?

A Category is a way to organize your content displayed in the NextGen App.

A category can contain Issues, from different Titles, or Titles.

You can organize a category manually or automatically using a query.

To show a Category on your application you need to use a NextGen store.

2. Create a Category

  1. Sign in to Cloud Connect.
  2. Click on the Apps tab on the left menu of the Home page.
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Click on the Apps tab.

3. Select the application for which you want to create a Category.

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Select the application from the list.

4. Click on the Categories tab on the left, in the Apps menu.

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Select Categories tab to create a Category.

5. Create a new category by clicking on the Create a new category button.

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Click on the button to create a new Category.

6. Configure the General tab of the Category

6.1. Type the name of the category as it will appear in the NextGen App.

6.2. Select the elements of the category in the Type of contained elements field: Issues or Titles.

6.3. Configure the Localized name and description field to make appear the name of the Category in a defined language, different from the default language:

  • Type the Category name and description in a different language than the one declared in the Category name.
  • Click on the Validate button to add and validate the localized name and description.

The localized name of the Category replaces the default name on devices set on the same language.

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The new localized names and descriptions are added to the Category.

7. Add images for the thumbnails as they will appear in the application.

8. Click on the Create button to finish creating the Category.

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The new Category will be listed on the Categories page.

Check the Display in the menu button to display the Category in AppFactory. Some application templates contain a category menu. This determines whether or not this menu will display the Category.

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3. Organize a Category

Once the Category has been created, you need to organize it by adding images for the Header, content and metadata.

3.1. Configure the Header tab of the Category

  1. Add a description for the localized message, if you want to display the header of the Category in a localized language.
  2. Select the language of the localized message.
  3. Add an image for the header.
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3.2. Configure the Issue tab of the Category

For this procedure we have chosen to add several Issues to the new Category.

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Add Issues to the Category manually
  1. Select the Title from which you want to display the Issues.
  2. Select the Issues.
  3. Click on the +Add data button.
  4. Click on the Update button to finish adding the content to the Category.
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