Howdy Everyone! We have just released the latest update to the App Builder, which includes some highly requested upgrades to Conditions and Drop Down fields.
As with previous updates, this version is being released as a phased rollout for Android and iOS, to provide a smooth transition for GoCanvas users. Android and iOS users should see this update hit the App Store and the Google Play Store soon! Android users can also download the latest version directly from http://www.gocanvas.com/m.
Please note that these features are not currently supported in the Desktop client.
Improvements to Conditions
We have heard the feedback from the Community that our current options for Conditions are too limiting. Our Development teams have been actively working to expand the available Conditions in the App Builder, and we are excited to share the latest options with you!
You can now configure Conditions for: "Contains", "Starts With", "Ends With", "Does Not Contain", "Does Not Start With", and "Does Not End With."
With these new options, you can set Conditions for fields based on alphanumeric input, as well as the existing integer values. This opens up new potential App designs and flows for Admins, as well as expanded functionality for Users.
Blank Drop Down Fields
It's common for people to want to have their Drop Down fields default to blank on their mobile device. Previously, there was a workaround to default to a blank value that was unintuitive and it did not play well with Reference Data.
Now, setting a blank value as the default for Drop Down fields is straightforward for Admins and Users.
From the App Builder, you now have the option to set the Default Value as blank or as the first choice from a list, along with any of the existing choices from a list:
On mobile, the 'Blank' default value will now appear as an option in the Drop Down list as 'Select a Choice'. Choosing this option in a Drop Down list will return the blank value to the field: