Setup UI Elements for Mobile and Tablet Devices
  • 05 Oct 2023
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Feature Details
Introduced in Version7.0
Modified in Version8.12

UI Elements can be utilized in mobile format on a Mobile device or Tablet. It is crucial for developers to design with the Mobile Portal in mind, especially if the project being built is expected to have a lot of mobile end users. This ensures a seamless user experience and maximizes usability. When it comes to Forms, developers have the flexibility to either use the Form as it appears on the desktop version or create an alternate Form optimized for mobile display. This allows users to interact with forms on their mobile devices conveniently. While creating pages, developers need to consider the intended use of the Page and build it accordingly. There is no difference in terms of sizing, but it is essential to keep the mobile user experience in mind to provide a consistent and intuitive interface.

By designing mobile-friendly forms and keeping the Mobile Portal in mind, developers can cater to the needs of mobile users and deliver an enhanced user experience.


Create Mobile/Tablet Form

The Show Form step provides the capability to attach separate Mobile and Tablet Forms. These specialized Forms are built independently from the original Form but can be linked to the Show Form step. When users access the Form from their mobile or tablet devices, the optimal Form for their specific screen resolution will be displayed. Additionally, each Form's outcome paths will be labeled as Mobile or Tablet, allowing for tailored interactions based on the user's device type. 

To configure these specialized Forms, select the Form step and access the Properties panel. Choose from existing Mobile and/or Tablet Forms within the Form Setup category or create new ones.

Mobile

Forms can be formatted to display on mobile devices/tablets using the default Designer Height and Width within the Form Designer. 

There are two Form Templates for creating Forms sized for Mobile devices, Mobile Form and Mobile Form (iPhone). They are sized slightly differently, and the iPhone template also has a Grid Layout and a Button pre-configured. 

Form Template NameDefault Width x HeightScreenshot
Mobile Form Template300 x 550
Mobile Form (iPhone) Template350 x 640

Tablet

There is currently no Form Template specifically designed for tablets. However, developers can create a Form and adjust its size within the Properties panel under Design Size. To cater to tablet users, developers can create a Form set to the desired size and then designate that Form as a template for tablets. For detailed instructions on how to set a Form as a template, please refer to Creating Reusable Templates from Designed Elements.

Common Tablets SizesScreenshot
768 × 1024
800 × 1280
1280 × 800
601 × 962
820 × 1180

Viewing Mobile UI Elements in Mobile

Select the Workflows tab to view Forms and other UI elements from a mobile platform. Attempting to view the element as a page or dashboard will result in a blank screen.  If the UI element references a page or dashboard, the user will see a blank Page with the name of the Flow at the top. An example of this error is below.


Supported and Not Supported Controls

The following sections discuss the different Form and Page Controls that are and are not supported. Navigate to the Glossary of Supported Form and Page Controls for Mobile Portal article for a full list of controls. 

Not Supported Form Controls

The following table provides a comprehensive list of Form Controls that are not supported in the mobile app. These controls may have limitations or functionalities that are not compatible with the mobile environment. It is important to be aware of these unsupported controls when designing Forms intended for mobile use. Refer to this list to ensure a seamless user experience by avoiding using controls that cause usability issues in the mobile app. It is important to note if a Form Control is NOT on this list, it is supported within the Mobile Portal.

Not Supported Form Controls
Input Controls

Calendar

Tag Editor

Image Gallery

Compact Merge Editor

Navigation Tree

Tree Editor
List Controls

Account and Group List

Multi Select Drop Down
Display Controls

Document Viewer

Vertical Timeline

Horizontal Folder Timeline

Advanced Data Grid

Diagram Tile

Supported Page Controls

The following table provides a comprehensive list of Page Controls that are supported in the mobile app. It is important only to use the following controls while designing Pages intended for mobile use. Refer to this list to ensure a seamless user experience by avoiding using controls that cause usability issues in the Mobile Portal.

Supported Page Controls
Reports

Report Viewer - Data View
Actions

Service Catalog As Button

Service Catalog As Image

Service Catalog As Link

Run Current Folder Action' as Button

Run Current Folder Action' as Image

RunFlowButton

RunFlowImage

AsRunFlow
Data

SilverCurrentTime

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