Last updated on March 19, 2015

Public App


With the introduction of Appspace 5.1.1, the Sign Manager extension has been updated to provide a public link for applications. This new feature replaces the older App Publishing feature that allows users to immediately share and stream apps.

A public app is mapped to a static URL and the app saving function in Sign Manager includes the HTML bootstrap into the app package which makes it completely standalone whereby the app package can now be hosted independently with all app functionality intact.

Enabling a Public App

This is the first method you can consider when you are planning to make a public application. This will provide you with a public URL that be shared to other users.

Step 1

From the Sign Manager extension Application Library select the application that you want to make public.

Step 2

Click the settings tab or the settings link beneath the application’s preview.

Step 3

Enable the public URL by checking the box under the public URL section. Click Save when done.


Please allow the application some time to generate the public link. The status will change from pending to ready.

Viewing a Public App

Step 1

Upon enabling the public app link, you will see the generated public link under the application’s overview tab and click the public link or copy the link to a browser to view the public app.

Step 2

Alternatively you can directly access the public link from the application listing by clicking the globe icon.

Deploying a Public App To a Web Server

The second method to allow public access to a application. You will need to download the application and host it as an HTML website on a web server.

Step 1

Select the application to make public and click the Export button.

Step 2

Once the application is downloaded proceed to login to your web server where you want to host the application from. Create a folder on your web server rename the file from .aspkg to .zip and unzip the public app.

Step 3

The contents of the app archive should contain the files as shown.

Step 4

Create a virtual directory on your web server pointing to the folder location of your public app.

Step 5

You can now access your public app on any HTML-5 compatible device or web browser by typing in the URL to the index.htm page of the public app.