- Eric Kim, Modo Labs
Using Kurogo Publisher and the Collage screen type, create beautiful feature-rich mobile experiences that incorporate live external web pages, web applications, data feeds, tables and much more.
What is Publisher?
- Browser-based CMS for creating & updating screens in the Kurogo Mobile application
- There are now thumbnails available to allow you to easily select a template to use
- Screen Editor shows you which screens
- Improved main screen editing and the editing panel itself
- Lots of UI cleanup
- Visibility scoping: you can create a navigational structure that’s more nuanced whether it would be viewed within a mobile-responsive view or within the native application only
- Custom CSS within collage screen type, scoped at a block-level (with selector classes and DOM selectors); also supports media queries
- New styling options for Spectra
Collage is the Biggest New Addition
- Philosophically a new way of building buckets of content and functionality within the framework
- Specific look and feel for specific sections
- No fixed positions or patterns
- We’ve nearly doubled the number of block types available since Summer 2015 (too many to list in the slide, but including: hero block, heading, text/html, feature box, Image & HD image, links, pull quote, Twitter post, video, carousel cards, External HTML, form, iFrame, Map (editable), Map (external data), slideshow, table (editable), etc.)
- HTML 5 components (i.e. <aside>)
- Media queries for pull quotes and a range of other elements
- Ability to add maps, you define entirely within Publisher itself; you can also show a pin at the location, using our own icon, or you can upload your own pin icon. You can pump an external map datasource into the widget itself.
- Complete table editing section for tabular data, including summary, table heading, column headings, etc.
- iFrame: some folks were already doing this, but we decided to build this in as a native widget. The iFrame can be sized as needed.
- External web content: a cURL-like request to pull information from an external URL and inject it into your screen. Coming soon: ability to use content provided by CMS’es that implement content-as-a-service.
- Forms have the option of being collapsible content blocks (they can use external HTML blocks, blocks from inside Publisher, etc.)
- Tables with external data: can pull tabular data from (for example) Google Sheets, including graphs.
- Kurogo Publisher Showcase (download the Kurogo Preview App and use the code “SHOWCASE”) was demonstrated to show what it can do. The demo app has a button for each page that explains exactly how to build it.
We want you to experiment and have fun! Collage gives non-technical people the ability to do creative things with little to no risk.