The launchpad is a shell that hosts build.works apps, and provides the apps with services such as navigation, personalization, embedded support, and application configuration.
The launchpad is the entry point to build.works apps on mobile and desktop devices. The launchpad displays a home page with tiles. Each tile represents a business application that the user can launch. Tiles can also display live status indicators, such as the number of open tasks. The launchpad is role-based. In other words, the user’s role determines which app tiles are shown.
The home page is the heart of the launchpad and the central access point for build.works apps.
The page contains tiles, which are used to launch apps and can also show additional application information. Users can personalize the home page by adding, removing, and grouping app tiles. Because the launchpad is role-based, only apps that are relevant for the user’s role profile are shown.
User Actions Menu
The user actions menu offers a range of user-specific services. It is accessed by clicking the icon or photo on the right-hand side of the shell bar. The user actions menu is available in all build.works screens.
The following options are always available, regardless of the current context:
- General settings and preferences
- A catalog of available apps (the app finder)
- Objects and apps recently visited by the user
- An About dialog, with details about the build.works launchpad or app version.
- A Create Ticket dialog to create a support incident to build.works support.
- A Sign Out option for logging off the build.works launchpad.
The following options depend on the current context:
- On the launchpad home page, the user actions menu contains an "Edit Home Page" feature for personalizing the content of the home page.
- For some apps, the user actions menu might also offer app-specific settings.
In addition, you can activate additional options for contacting the support team or giving feedback.
Users can access notifications by clicking the "Notifications" icon located on the right-side of the shell bar.
The notification list displays system-generated notifications from various sources, such as the workflow related to your business processes. Notifications can be prioritized and organized into groups of similar items. From the notification message, users can navigate to the underlying app. Depending on the configuration, notifications can also offer buttons for taking immediate action.
build.works supports switching between multiple customer accounts using the same user profile and login credientials. You can switch between accounts from the "Change Account" menu located on the upper right corner of the page.
You can search for apps from the search button on top right corner of the screen.