Author: Ian Britz
In the first part of our Intro to Application Design series, let's setup a new Kepion Application from scratch and configure a few of the default Application Settings.
Step 1. To begin, open Kepion in Internet Explorer and navigate to the SYSTEM node in the header navigation bar. In the APPLICATION tab, you can click the Add button to create a new Application.
Tip: In Kepion, an Application is the entire project on the highest level. An Application may contain one or more Apps, which a user will interact with directly.
Step 2. Give the Application a name, and leave the Application Template as Generic.
Step 3. Once it's been generated, navigate to the Application in the MODELER node in the header navigation tab. The major sections of the Modeler are outlined in the image below:
- Displays the selected section
- Options to refresh, deploy, and save your Application
- The navigation pane to select different sections of the Modeler
Step 4. Let's first click on the Application node in the right-hand navigation pane. Here we can add an image and description to our Application.
Step 5. Moving to the Settings section under the Application node, we can define some defaults for our Application. I'm going to add a color palette to make styling our Apps easier later on, and make sure the number formatting settings are configured in my preferred way.
Tip: If prompted at any point, feel free to save your Application. You can also manually save by clicking on the save icon in the top-right.
In the next article we'll look at Dimensions, one of the basic structural components in Kepion, and how to configure the needed Dimensions outlined above.