This article Explains how to add a Feed to your app, which will serve as the metadata, feeding the different components and cell styles, across the different screens in your app.
Before starting to populate your different screens, you are required to create the Content Feeds you will be using across the app.
i- Enter the UI builder for you app, and Click on the "Feeds" button, located on the left-hand panel.
ii- Click on "Create New". A popup pane will open with the the following fields that you will need to populate:
a) Name - You need to give your Feed a name (this is for your own convenience, and will not appear in the app)
b) Data Type - The Applicaster General Provider Data Types, appear by Default. Should you add more Data Source Provider plugins, the data types corresponding to these plugins, shall be aggregated to the Dropdown menu.
The Default Types are:
- Atom RSS - which means xml that his structure supported by us.
- JSON Feed -
- Web URL - if you wish to take an existing screen from the web.
- Applicaster feed:
Collection - taken from our CMS - Applicaster 2
Category - taken from our CMS - Applicaster 2
Atom RSS - taken from our CMS - Applicaster 2
Web URL - taken from our CMS - Applicaster 2
Here are some examples of Additional DSP (data source provider) you can also choose from directly from the Dropdown menu:
By clicking on the "+" icon next to each DSP name, will will install the respective Plugin into the system (it takes a few minutes).
c) ID - After choosing your data, you need to give it an ID:
* Atom RSS - The ID will be the link url for the XML.
* JSON Feed - The ID will be the link url for the JSON.
* Web URL - The ID will be the link URL for the web page.
* Collection/Category/Atom RSS/Web URL - the ID is taken from the specific Collection/Category/Atom RSS/Web URL, which can be found in the the URL that appears in your browser's Address Bar, for the specific screen in the "Applicaster 2" CMS. For Example:
* DSP - The ID will be link url
You can create/add as many types of feeds you will need.
On your right side, you have 3 functions:
* By clicking on the Left icon, you can see a preview for your Feed, as it appears After having being Parsed by your Data Source Provider:
* By clicking on the Middle icon (trash icon), you will delete the specific feed
* By clicking on the on the Right icon (Pencil icon), you can edit your feed:
Clicking on it, will re-open the Feed Configuration popup dialogue box, where you can edit and modify your Feed:
Don’t forget to click on the "SAVE" button once done :)