What is the Grid Layout Launcher Feature?
The Grid Layout Launcher Feature is a great no-nonsense feature that you can use as your app’s Home Screen. In this article we’ll go over how to set up the Grid Layout Launcher Feature.
What is the Grid Layout Launcher’s primary function and what are the steps to accomplish it?
The Grid Layout Launcher is a great no-nonsense feature that you can use as your app’s Home Screen to showcase the main features of your app. First we’ll go over how to set it up as your app’s home screen feature, then we’ll go over how to add other features to it.
How to set up the Grid Layout Launcher as your Home Screen
The Grid Layout Launcher is a great feature to use as your Home Screen! It allows you to showcase the main features of your app. Here’s how to set it up as your Home Screen:
Step 1: Click On Features -> Marketplace and find the Folder Plugin
Step 2: Search for the Grid Layout Launcher Feature in the Marketplace and click “Add”
Step 3: Give it a title and click “Add”
Step 4: Click the icon next to “Help” and select “Set As Home Plugin”
Congratulations! You’ve now applied the Grid Layout Launcher feature as your Home Screen! This is perfect if you want a simple home screen for your app that showcases the main features of your app. If you would like a home screen feature with more options in terms of layout, we encourage you to try the Folder Feature which you can learn more about here.
How to set up the Grid Layout Launcher as your Home Screen, and How to add features to it
Now that the Grid Layout Launcher been assigned as your Home Screen, you can begin adding features to it. If you ever need to get back to this particular feature, simply click on the “Home Screen” tab of the App Dashboard.
If you haven’t already created some features to add to your Grid Layout Launcher, you can do so in the Feature Marketplace. If you need additional information on how to create features, we have a dedicated article which you can find here.
Let’s go over how to add a feature, or features to your Grid Layout Launcher.
Step 1: Click on “Add Feature”
To add your first feature to the Grid Layout Launcher, click “Add Feature”.
This will bring up a list of the features that you’ve already created for your app.
Step 2: Select the Features that you’d like to add to the Grid Layout Launcher and click “Apply”
You’ll see check boxes next to all of the features that you’ve created for your app. Check the box next to all of the features that you’d like to add to the Grid Layout Launcher. Once you’ve selected all of the features that you’d like to add, click “Apply” to add them to the Grid Layout Launcher.
You can always add more by clicking the “Add Feature” button. The Grid Layout Launcher Feature allows you to insert as many feature instances into it as you’d like.
You can also rearrange the features by clicking and dragging the three horizontal lines next to a feature:
What are some Pro Tips you should know about to take your app to the next level?
Having worked with apps for years, we’ve learned a thing or two. So, to both help your app stand out and accomplish your primary goals, here are some tips you should consider.
Pro Tip 1: Grid Layout Launcher Artwork
To make the Grid Layout Launcher really pop, you’re going to need some artwork (logo, background image, carousel). But don’t worry! With us, you’re covered. We’ve created a file that contains all of the templates you’ll need for these pieces. You can download it by going to this article.
Pro Tip 2: Decide of the type of Home Screen that you want for your app
As we stated before, the Grid Layout Launcher is a great feature with a clean look that allows you to showcase your app’s main features. It has a couple of layouts that are similar to each other which can be accessed in the “Design” tab of the feature:
This is great for if you want a simple no-nonsense look for your app’s Home Screen. But if you’d like to have more options in terms of layout and design, we recommend you use the Folder feature instead which you can learn more about here.
In addition to this article, we recommend checking out the following related articles so that you have a better insight into how to use the system to its fullest advantage:
Still have questions? No problem! Reach out to us and we’d be happy to help :)