Step 1: Create the App

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1 Introduction

This how-to takes you through the basics of development in the Mendix Web Modeler and teaches you how to build an employee directory app.

This how-to will teach you how to do the following:

  • Create an app in the Web Modeler
  • Start editing an app in the Web Modeler
  • Explore the different parts of the Web Modeler

2 Prerequisites

To start this tutorial, make sure you have completed the following prerequisite:

3 Creating Your App

To create your app, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Mendix Developer Portal and log in. The Mendix Developer Portal is the central starting point for using, sharing, and building apps.
  2. Click Create App in the top right of the screen:

  3. On the Starter Apps tab, select Blank App.

  4. Click Use this app, enter a name for your application, and click Create App.

  5. Your app is now created! When it is ready, you will land on the Buzz page for the app, where you can see and share ideas as well as collaborate with your team. In the Team section on the right, you can see your team and invite colleagues to join the app project.

4 Editing Your App

Once your app is created, you can start editing it.

In the app’s Buzz page in the Developer Portal, click Edit App to open your app in the Web Modeler.

You’re now in the Web Modeler. Welcome! You can move on to the next step for creating this app: Step 2: Build a Dashboard Page.