Howdy Everyone! We have just released a new version of the App Builder. There are all sorts of updates, including some refreshed visuals, handy tooltips for fields when building apps, and FIVE new field types!
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App Builder Visual Update
We’ve done a bit of clean-up to the left side of the screen. The list of Fields has been updated to reduce clutter and reorganized for easier drag-and-drop functionality:
The Field Settings menu has received similar treatment, with new visuals and layouts for field customization:
In addition to updated look for the App Builder, there are now handy tooltips that appear when hovering over each field type. These boxes provide a short description of each field type, along with a preview of how they typically appear on mobile devices:
New Field Types
Our Product team has taken feedback from the Community and usability testing to develop several new field types! Each of the five new field types are meant to streamline use on mobile and provide new options for app building across all industries. Let’s take a look at what’s new:
Increment fields are used to collect numerical data with buttons to add or subtract values. With the Increment field, users can sequentially increase or decrease values.
Slider fields allow users to make a selection from a range using a handle on a horizontal axis. This field type is recommended for inputting Rating values above 5 and for use as a sliding scale.
Rating fields can be used to rank the quality or status of something on a scale from 1 to 5 stars. This field type is great for collecting feedback and reviews.
Single Choice Boxes fields display all options available (up to 5 choices) in a row and allows users to choose one.
Multiple Choice Buttons fields display all options available (up to 15 choices) and allows users to select multiple options.
Please note that the new field types are not supported in the Windows Desktop Client