v1.5 Documentation

These reference documents are designed to help you when things don't go as planned. The individual screen type documents are useful for looking up availalbe JSON properties.

Content Screens
Settings Screens
Splash Screens
Other Actions
How it Works
This explanation is high-level and non-technical. It is meant to give you a broad understanding of the steps necessary to create and run an iPhone or Android application using buzztouch.
1) Create Application
Apps are created by entering a unique name for the app in the buzztouch conrol panel. The new app will show in the control panel where it is accessed to manage it's individual screens, features, and menus.
2) Install the SDK
Installing the appropriate SDK on your machine can get tricky but thousands of folks have figured it out, you can too! The iOS SDK is for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad apps. The Android SDK is for, you guessed it, Android apps.
3) Download Source Code
The buzztouch control panel creates an archived (zipped) download containing the source-code for the mobile app. Downlaod the archived folder then open the project in Xcode (iOS) or Eclipse (Android).
4) Compile Source Code
Compiling the source-code for an app creates the actual software that runs on a simulator or an actual device. For iOS, this is a file with a .app extension. For Android, this is a file with a .apk exstension.
5) Running the Application
Selecting "Build and Run" (Xcocde) or "Run As Android Proejct" (Eclipse) will install the app on a simulator or a device connected to the computer. The app may need internet access when launches, it depends on some options in the app's main configuration file.
6) Add Menus and Screens
Connecting a series of menus and screens allows for flexibility. Connect menu items to create navigational depth. Menus, screens, and content are added, removed, or updated by making changes to the applications main configuration file. This file can be modified using the buzztouch control panel or it can be edited manually using a text editor.
7) Distributing the App
App owners are encouraged to explore lots and lots of mobile application distribution options. Apple's App Store and Google's Android Market are the most popular and each maintains a unique set of guidelines, rules, and processes associated with getting an app "listed." buzztouch does not submit apps to app stores or markets. The applications you create are yours to keep and you decide what distribution method is best.