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Install & preview your app

After creating or updating your mobile application, retrieve the app file immediately via email. This app file can be installed directly on your device; Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later versions. This is ideal for testing purposes.

Retrieve the app file

In your account:

  1. Open the Mobile application page icon Mobile application "Summary" page
  2. Click Send me the Android app
  3. Check your inbox, you will receive an email with the app attached

Install your app

On your device:

  1. Open Settings > Security, then look for and enable the option to allow installation of apps from unknown sources
  2. Open the app (apk) file attached to the email received, you should see a prompt to install the app
  3. Once installed you will find the app in your "All Apps" screen, with the name you chose during the set up process

Preview exhibits

Any exhibit, including those that are unpublished or in draft, may be previewed:

  1. Open the app's menu to find the Sign in option
  2. Sign in to your app using the same Google account as you use to manage your content on the Cultural Institute platform
  3. Select Exhibits in progress to preview exhibits that have not yet been published to external users, as well as any changes to existing exhibits that have not yet been marked as complete
Exhibits may appear different in apps than when viewed using other publishing options. We recommend carefully previewing how an exhibit appears in your app before publishing it. If you are not happy with how an existing exhibit looks, you can create an alternative version to publish to your app.
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