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Customize the About page

Each app has an About page that your users can access from the menu at the top left. For example, the following provides an About page from one of the sample apps.

Simple about page showing the app name, version, short description, description, and link to more information.

You can customize the information that is displayed, as described in the following sections.

Customize the page

 To customize the About page: 

  1. Open the app in the app editor.
  2. Select Settings Settings icon > Information.
  3. Expand each section and configure the properties, as required.
  4. When you are done, save the task by selecting one of the following:
    • Save - Save the app.
    • Save & verify data - Save the app and verify that it is runnable based on external dependencies.
We've made some improvements to the app editor.
You are opted in to the new editor by default, but you can switch back to the legacy editor at any time.
 

If you are using the legacy editor

To customize the About page: 

  1. Open the app in the app editor.
  2. Select Info > Properties.
  3. Expand each section and configure the properties, as required.
  4. When you are done, save the task by selecting one of the following:
    • Save - Save the app.
    • Save & verify data - Save the app and verify that it is runnable based on external dependencies.

Configuration properties

Configuration properties that you can use to customize the About page are summarized in the following sections:

App Properties

Property

Description

Example

Short Name

Unique short name for the app.

For Chat apps, the Short Name can't exceed 25 characters; the information will be be truncated by Google Chat.

My App

Version

Version of app.

1.000005

Short description

Short description of the app.

For Chat apps, the Short description can't exceed 40 characters; the information will be be truncated by Google Chat.

Sample App

Category

Category of the app.

Note: Category is not currently used in the app.

Tracking Apps

Function

Function of the app.

Inventory Management

Industry

Industry for the app.

Retail

Description

Description of the app.

For Chat apps, the Description can't exceed 200 characters; the information will be be truncated by Google Chat.

A sample app with sample data

Personal use only?

Flag that indicates app is meant for personal use only.

 

Default app folder

Default location for all app files.

/appsheet/data/MyApp-1234

Information for App Users

Property

Description

Example

User Guidance

App user guidance.

Some user guidance

About Url

URL for about app information.

about.example.com

Use Public Owner

Flag that specifies whether to display your team's public app owner.

 

Privacy policy

Privacy policy for the app.

Some privacy policy details.

Terms of use

Terms of use for using the app.

Some terms of use.

App Documentation

Property

Description

Example

Purpose

Purpose of the app.

Track item details and log incoming and outgoing inventory amounts.

Design Details

App design details.

Some design details

Readme PDF document

Upload a PDF file that contains a description of the app.

 

Reference Url

URL for app reference information.

reference-url.example.com

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