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Creating a Project

Log into Dropsource and click Create New Project to start a new app.

create project

Choose iOS or Android platform.

choose platform

You can start from a blank slate or choose from the starter templates for common app layouts and navigation structures. To try out a complete functioning project that you can run straight away, choose from the Example Apps. All of the templates and examples are fully editable, you can use them to learn about Dropsource, and can make any changes you like.

choose template

Click Next and give your project a name.

project name

Click Create and select your project in the list to open it in the editor. From here you can design your app and create the functionality you need.

ⓘ Note

Each new app you create will be set as a Basic project unless you upgrade it. You can upgrade to access Premium features for testing and publishing at any time. With a Dropsource Enterprise account each project has access to Premium features as well as additional services.

Project Settings

Use the Settings controls on the left to specify platform-specific settings for when your app is deployed.

app settings

Editable settings include the icon, name, and details for any plugin functionality you plan to use in the project, for example via SDKs for location and notifications.

general settings

ⓘ Note

You will notice differences in the Canvas, available Elements, and functionality options between projects on the iOS and Android platforms – Dropsource generates standard native code, so your app is tailored to the platform you are working on.

Duplicating Projects

You can duplicate an entire project by opening the Project Settings from your Dashboard. Scroll down to the Project Actions section.

project actions

Here you can also rename and delete projects. Choose Duplicate Project to create a copy of your project.

confirm duplicate

Choose Confirm Duplicate to generate the copy. Your duplicated project will appear in your Dashboard list.

Project Versions

You can create multiple versions of any project in a Dropsource Enterprise account. To create a new version from the Dropsource Dashboard, navigate to the Settings for the relevant project. Click Create New Version, choose an existing version to base your new version on, and enter a name for it.

new version

Click Create and Dropsource will generate your new project version.

version created

You can open any version of a project from the Dashboard, by selecting from the Version dropdown list and opening the editor.

select version

Select Manage Versions to create or edit versions.

To create a new version from the Dropsource editor, use the version dropdown list at the top of the screen, choosing Create new version.

editor versions

Enter a name for your new version.

create version

Click Create and Dropsource will generate the new version of your project. The new version will become the active version in the editor so you can begin working on it straight away.

ⓘ Note

You can rename and delete versions from your project Settings.

new version

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