Posted by aalberici
Infrastructure and goals
We have developed this framework based on jquery and on the [kendoui toolkit|http://kendoui.com/], so all vtApps directly inherit this infrastructure and can use any part of it in their solutions, but all vtApps live inside vtiger CRM and have full access to all the information that the application has and also to all the code and tools vtiger CRM gives us.
Our ultimate goal is to completely substitute the current dashboard with equivalent vtApps to the boxes we have now, and add a full set of new services and information vtApps that will grow inside the vtApps framework.
So here we will be talking about the base functionality and user experience that is needed to work with the vtApps extension.
Accessing vtApps is just like accessing any other vtiger CRM module, clicking on the menu link that can be found in Analytics will take us to the vtApp Canvas. On the canvas we will find an ordered list of vtApp icons. Each icon represents an individual application.
Hovering the mouse over any icon will show us a short description of the intended functionality of the vtApp.
All the icons, except the Trash can be sorted by simply dragging the icon to the desired position. The trash can will always be the last vtApp in the list.
Clicking on the icon of the vtApp will open a window, within which we will be able to see the execution of the vtApp. Each window has a series of base functionality. They can be resized and moved. Most will have a refresh button to execute the vtApp again without having to close and open the window, and some will also have an edit button that will open an additional window with setting options that will affect the behavior of the vtApp. Both the contents of the vtApp and of it’s related edit settings window are totally dependent on the functionality of the vtApp.
Each user will be able to order and position his windows to his likings and the configuration will be saved so when he returns he will find all in it’s place.
To uninstall a vtApp just drag the icon to the trash can. Once a vtApp has been eliminate it cannot be recovered. You would have to install it again. vtApps can be hidden for certain users by the administrator using the vtApps Configurator
Posted on August 30, 2012, in application, CRM, dashboard, execution, extension, framework, free patches, icons, Infrastructure, refresh button, trash, User Guide, vtApps, vtiger. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.