App Store Overview

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1 Introduction

The Mendix App Store is a vibrant marketplace containing complete sample apps that can be used right away as well as various add-ons (such as connectors, widgets, and modules) that can be used to build custom apps more quickly. In the App Store, you can browse all the content, get what you need, and share the content you have created.

This document describes all the different sections of the App Store.

2 App Store Home Page

The home page of the Mendix App Store presents various content categories:

Category Description
Featured The most important and useful App Store content as determined by Mendix (think of it as a “staff picks” section).
Connectors, Mobile, Widgets, Modules Add-on categories and sub-categories (for example, Internet-of-Things and Authentication).
New content The most recently uploaded content.
Recent updates The most recently updated content.
Most popular Content that has been downloaded the most in the past seven days.
Reviews The most recent content reviews along with the author and date of the review. Clicking the name of the review author will bring you to their Mendix Profile. Clicking the title of the content will allow you to see the details of what was reviewed.
Top App Store contributors The top 10 App Store contributors of the last 30 days. Clicking the name of the developer will bring you to their Mendix Profile. Clicking View full leaderboard will take you to the Mendix Leaderboards page.

To see a detail page for each category, click View more.

3 Add-On Details Page

Clicking an App Store component in a menu will bring you to the item’s details page. The details page presents the sections described below.

3.1 Header

The header for each add-on presents the following details:

  • The Name and Category of the item
  • The review average (in stars) and the number of reviews
  • The number of times the item has been downloaded
  • A heart for favoriting the item (so it will appear in your list of favorites on the Dashboard)
  • The following buttons (depending on the type of item and what the developer added to share):
    • Preview – click this to preview more information or a demo about the content
      • This is only available if the developer has included a demo URL when sharing the content (for details on sharing content, see How to Share App Store Content)
    • Open – click this to open a supplementary page for the content (for example, the Atlas UI page, where you can learn more about the Mendix Atlas UI Design language)
    • Download – click this to download the content
      • This is only available for content that has a file attached (meaning, all shared Studio Pro content, but not promotions; for details on sharing Studio Pro content, see How to Share App Store Content)
      • The best practice is to download content from the App Store that is accessible in Studio Pro, because it then downloads directly into Studio Pro (for details, see How to Use App Store Content; and for details on importing downloaded App Store content into Studio Pro, see How to Import & Export Objects)

3.2 Tabs

The details page for each add-on and app presents the following item information tabs:

  • Overview tab – contains following sections:

    • Description – a description of the item
    • Screenshots – screenshots of the item
    • User Reviews – user reviews of the item; to leave a review for the item, click Add Review – a section will open where you can add text, rate the content, and submit the review (your reviews will be listed on your Reviews page)

  • Documentation tab – can include details on typical usage scenarios, features and limitations, depedencies, intallation and configuration, and frequently asked questions:

    • Clicking Edit documentation will open a text editor where you can edit the App Store component’s documentation
  • Statistics tab – charts the downloads of the item over time:

  • All versions tab – lists all the versions (updates) of the item:

  • Content managers tab – lists the content managers if this is protected App Store content:

3.3 Additional Info Section

In the Additional Info section, you can see the following information (depending on the type of content):

  • The Latest version number of the item
  • The Studio Pro version that the item Requires to work
  • When the item was Published
  • The type of License for the item
  • The type of support Mendix offers for the item (for more information, see App Store Content Support)
  • The URL for the item page that you can copy and share
  • The UUID of the item; if the app is part of the Getting Started category of App Store components, this UUID can be used in the CreateNewApp operation in the Projects API
  • A View on GitHub link, which will take you to the GitHub source files of the content
  • A link to the documentation on how to install App Store component

3.4 Developer Info Section

In the Developer Info section, you can see the following information:

  • The name, job title, and Mendix level of the App Store content developer
  • The numbers for Added items, Updated items, and Reviews added in the Mendix App Store
  • The company for which the developer works
    • Clicking the company name will bring you to the company’s Partner Profile

4 My App Store

4.1 Dashboard

The Dashboard page presents your App Store activity:

  • Your numbers for Published Content and Submitted Reviews
  • Notifications on content you created and favorited
  • Content Drafts you have created
  • Your content Favorites

4.2 My Content

On this page, you can see the App Store content for which you have created at least one version:

Clicking Manage opens the content management page:

On this page, you will see the following buttons (depending on your permissions):

  • Enable protection/Disable protection – click this to toggle the protection level for the content
    • Enabling protection assigns the Protected label to the content, which means only content managers are able to manage it
    • This button is only visible to Company Admins with the Can manage App Store permission
  • Create new draft version – click this to create a new draft version of the content (for details on creating a draft version, see the Adding New App Store Content section of How to Share App Store Content)
  • Unpublish – click this to remove that version from the content
  • Edit – click this to edit the content (for details on editing, see step 6 of the Adding New App Store Content section of How to Share App Store Content)

4.3 Drafts

This page contains drafts of App Store content you have started:

Click the name of the App Store component to be taken to the DRAFT page, where you can continue editing the content details.

Click Delete to delete a draft.

4.4 Shared with Me

This page contains content shared with you by other companies have marked you as an [external downloader]():

4.5 Reviews

This page contains reviews of Your content by other users as well as Your reviews that you have written of other content:

4.6 Notifications

This page presents a history of notifications on content you have contributed to:

5 Your Company’s App Store

5.1 Company Content

On this page, you can see all the content your company has published:

The Manage button is available to you for the following content:

  • Content you have published
  • Your company’s content that is not protected
  • Your company’s content that is protected for which you are a content manager

For details on how to manage content, see the My Content section above.

5.2 Shared with Others

This page contains company-only content that is shared with external downloaders. To set these external downloaders, click View all people outside your company… to be taken to the External Downloaders page.

To set the accessible content, click Share content, which opens the Company-only content dialog box. Here you see a list of company-only content from your company’s private App Store that can be shared by making a selection and clicking Save:

Once the content is saved, it is shared with external downloaders and listed on this page:

There are two buttons available for shared content:

  • Remove – click this to remove the content from being shared with external downloaders
  • View – click this to go to the App Store page for the content

5.3 Reviews

This page contains reviews of Your company’s content as well as Your company’s reviews that users from your company have written of other content.

5.4 User Groups

You can configure user groups for various levels of access to your company’s App Store. The available user groups are described in the sections below.

5.4.1 Content Managers

On this page, you can add App Store content managers for your company who will have rights to manage protected content. To add a new content manager, enter their email address in the available field and click Add:

To remove a content manager, click Remove next to their name

5.4.2 External Downloaders

On this page, you can add external downloaders from outside your company who you can share your company’s private App Store content with via the Shared with Others page.

To add an external downloader, enter their email address in the box and click Add:

If the external downloader is registered with Mendix, they will receive an email notifying them of access to private App Store content. They can then see all the private App Store content shared with them in their Shared with Me page.

To remove an external downloader, click Remove next to their name.

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