Extending Fliplet with code

Creating custom components on top of Fliplet

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Fliplet’s open source structure supports the addition of code to create the custom features. You can ask Fliplet to create the custom extension for you or you can do it yourself. Fliplet uses HTML, CSS and Javascript for front end app features and Javascript for backend integrations. Learn more about extending the platform below.

Fliplet Developer Services

The easiest way to create custom extensions is to ask us to do it for you. We have the advantage of a deep understanding of the platform and capabilities. We may even be able to suggest an alternate way of implementing a feature without needing any custom code in the first place. To discuss Fliplet Developer Services please contact our sales team by emailing: hello@fliplet.com.

Fliplet Studio Developer Options

When creating your app in Fliplet Studio it is possible to add code directly to the app through the Developer Options. The Developer Options work in a similar way to JSFiddle or CodePen if you’re familiar with these tools. There are defined areas where you can add HTML, CSS and Javascript to your apps and you can import code libraries directly.

Fliplet includes JQuery, Bootstrap and Lodash libraries by default. The developer options also support preprocessors like SASS and templating engines like Handlebars.

Interacting with the platform (APIs and data integrations)

Fliplet offers Javascript and REST APIs to allow you to interact with app components, datasources, screens and many other app features. For interactions with third party databases Fliplet offers a Data Integration Service (DIS). Once you’ve created a security token the DIS gives users the ability to synchronise data with Fliplet servers.

You can find a detailed description of all the APIs and Data Integration Service on Fliplet’s developer site - developers.fliplet.com.

Creating custom components, menus and appearance themes

Fliplet even allows you to create your own prefab components, menus, and themes. Fliplet has an open source repository of code hosted on GitHub here. To assist with development we provide a command line interface tool that runs on Node.js. For advice on how to set up developer tools and work with components please visit our developer site - developers.fliplet.com

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“The ease of use of this product is fantastic, the only thing that trumps that is the support offered and account management. A creative and innovative product that helps us in our digital strategy.”

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“I would strongly recommend if you need to build apps, and want the flexibility to give everyone the chance to build them (both novice users and people who know code) – this is a great platform to cater for all!”

Industry Analyst / Tech Writer

“Bought to build a single app, but it’s so easy that we had people from all over the organization requesting and building apps. We even converted our old PDFs into apps (much better looking and easier to use!)”

G2 Crowd User

“The support received from the entire Fliplet team (whether it is with app functionality or marketing your app) is exceptional and truly allows the user of the product the opportunity to focus on creating an engaging app.”

App administrator, Fliplet Client

“Takes away so much of the pain in developing for multiple devices. Good drag and drop screen designs, simple build and deployment process, Android and IOS apps, all screen sizes and devices. “

Executive sponsor, Fliplet client

“The ease of use of this product is fantastic, the only thing that trumps that is the support offered and account management. A creative and innovative product that helps us in our digital strategy.”

Nathan W, Fliplet client.

“I would strongly recommend if you need to build apps, and want the flexibility to give everyone the chance to build them (both novice users and people who know code) – this is a great platform to cater for all!”

Industry Analyst / Tech Writer

“Bought to build a single app, but it’s so easy that we had people from all over the organization requesting and building apps. We even converted our old PDFs into apps (much better looking and easier to use!)”

G2 Crowd User

“The support received from the entire Fliplet team (whether it is with app functionality or marketing your app) is exceptional and truly allows the user of the product the opportunity to focus on creating an engaging app.”

App administrator, Fliplet Client

“Takes away so much of the pain in developing for multiple devices. Good drag and drop screen designs, simple build and deployment process, Android and IOS apps, all screen sizes and devices. “

Executive sponsor, Fliplet client

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