Items are used to add content and structure to a page within the application. This includes the ability to capture input from a user, display information, add a button or arrange items within an area.
The ‘Items’ list contains a wide variety of items to cater for different style of applications. Some items are more specialised (such as the ‘Take Photo Button’) whereas others (e.g. Text, Number, Select) can be used in a number of different scenarios.
Actions are used to define the behaviour of a CommonTime Infinity application. They can be used to carry out a wide range of functionality within an app, such as changing pages, taking photos or calling an API.
In some cases, the action is used to call an associated config item. For example, in order to use the ‘Call API’ action, it is necessary to add and configure an ‘API’ item via the App Config screen.
Items which you frequently use within an application can be saved to the ‘My Items‘ list. These items will retain any pre-configured settings and appear in a separate ‘My Items’ list for easy access.
Note that the ‘My Items’ list will not be displayed in the Toolbox menu until one or more items have been saved.
Custom web components can be added to the app to provide additional question types and functionality. Once an component has been created via the App Content screen, it will appear in the ‘Components’ section of the Toolbox.
Note that the ‘Components’ list will not be displayed in the Toolbox menu until one or more components have been created within the app.
Config items are used to configure features within an application or page. This includes the ability setting up functionality (such as APIs or messaging), adding assets, modify styling and storing information.
Note that the ‘Config’ list appears on both the App Config and Page Config screens. However, the items listed within the Toolbar will differ depending one which location is selected.
Steps are used to process and manipulate data within a Dataflow. For more information, see the Dataflow documentation.