uses concepts, terminology, and elements you might not be familiar with. Below is an explanation of the main core concepts to help you understand and use better.
refers to a native mobile app as a solution. With you can build and publish more than one solution to your mobile app, you can toggle between the solutions by tapping on the home icon and selecting the solution you want to use. If you are deep in the solution long-press the home icon to toggle back to the Solutions screen. The number badge on the home icon shows how many solutions are available to you.
The home hub is the first screen you see when you open and sign into the Jigx mobile app. The displays navigational menu blocks that are referred to as widgets. Once you tap on a widget you are directed to a jig which is a container used to display various forms of content. The index.jigx file is the place to configure what must display on the . In addition to widgets, you can style the by adding a story which is a dedicated content area at the top of the . A story can include images and videos. For more information see Home Hub Experience.
Native mobile solutions are built in Microsoft Visual Studio Code, a development environment installed on many platforms, including Windows and Mac. extends with the Jigx Builder, which is an extension that allows you to build, test, and publish mobile app solutions. The extension uses YAML, SQL, JSON, and JSONata. A YAML editor is provided that includes IntelliSense which allows for code completion by simultaneously pressing the control and spacebar (ctrl+space) keys. Only valid options in the current cursor context display in the code popup. There is built-in debugging functionality to assist with troubleshooting your development. Predefined code snippets are provided in the .jigx files to help make development easier and faster. The loads with a folder structure to categorize the various files needed to build app solutions. These folders are databases, datasources, functions, jigs, and translations.
The index.jigx file is located at the root of the solution project in the . In the index.jigx file you configure what must display on the home screen () of your solution on the Jigx mobile app. The file opens with a prepopulated code snippet to help you configure the . For more information see Index settings. Another option is to create a custom using a single , for more information, see custom home hub.
Widgets are navigational menu blocks that display on the . These widgets are configurable to display a variety of UI elements such as locations, images, charts, and more. For more information see the content of widgets in the Examples section of this guide.
A is a container used to configure content. A can be configured as a calendar, a form to capture or view data, a PDF or HTML document, a list of data, or even a combination of any one of these. Normally tapping on a widget in the opens a . For more information see jig types in the Examples section of this guide.
Components are elements that can be used when creating a solution in the . These elements provide an incredible amount of functionality. Examples of components are interactive images, video players, expanders, and charts. For more information see components in the Examples section of this guide.
A Story is a component used to publish content such as news about companies, product promotions, announcements, and videos, to a dedicated area on the . For more information see Stories.
Actions allow you to do something, for example, go back to a previous screen, open a URL, or submit a form. For more information on the available actions as well as code samples for each one see actions in the Examples section of this guide.
Functions enable integration with other platforms through data providers. Creating a new function using one of the provided template options adds the skeleton code to the function definition, making it easier to configure with their authentication requirements. For more information, see REST Functions, SOAP Functions, and SQL Functions.
Expressions allow you to structure data before binding them to the UI components. Expressions are JSONata language-based. JSONata is a lightweight query and transformation language for JSON data. JSONata is a rich complement of built-in operators and functions providing options to manipulate and combine data. Learn more about JSONata and try out your expressions in their JSONata Exerciser. The root element of Expressions in .jigx files starts with "@ctx" vs. "$." in JSONata Exerciser (e.g. @ctx.data vs. $.data). Jigx supports shorthand $ expressions for JSONata. For more information, see Expressions, Expressions - cheatsheet and Expression examples.
Datasources are sets of data that are available throughout your whole solution (global) or only inside of a (local). Datasources can be static or dynamic. Jigx Dynamic Data is a built-in database that can be used to create, read, update, and delete data in an app. The underlying data store for Dynamic Data is a NoSQL store. This means that each record can have its own field structure and you can add or remove any fields on a per-record basis. Only the id column is a system column and cannot be changed or removed from the record. Jigx Dynamic Data is managed in . For more information see Dynamic Data.
A data provider is a service that accepts data inputs and returns data outputs. data providers include dynamic, local, REST, Salesforce, SOAP and SQL. For more information see Data.
Entities are tables in Dynamic Data or other databases where your data gets saved, created, updated, and deleted. Use an action such as execute-entity to work with the data. data is managed in the Data menu option in . Other databases are managed using the connections, SQL Functions, REST Functions, and SOAP Functions in . For more information, see execute-entity.
exposes the Cloud functionality in a browser-based portal allowing you to manage users and solutions, set up send-and-push notifications, set up data, and view usage metrics of your organization. For more information, see Management Overview.
The app is available on iOS and Android and works on any device.