Last updated on April 10, 2018

Getting around the Appspace console


Discover the new look and feel of our Appspace 7.0 platform here. Appspace 7.0 introduces a brand new user interface and menu navigation that has been updated with a streamlined design for improved user experience.




Dashboard


The Appspace console dashboard is designed around a brand new UI architecture. The scalable architecture provides easy navigation for first time users, with workflow shortcuts that allow users to directly jump into their respective areas of focus. The dashboard also displays personalized widgets streamlined and customized for the user that has logged in.


Listed below are Dashboard widgets that are currently available:

  • Marketing
  • Subscription overview
  • Recent channels
  • Recent content
  • Pending approvals
  • Device registration
  • Network health
  • Device status

Note

Some Dashboard widgets may not be displayed due to user permissions.


Appspace menu

The streamlined Appspace menu, a drop-down list on the top left corner of the Appspace console, is now available with a clearly visible side navigation bar.


The menu consists of the following features:

  • Dashboard
  • Channels
  • Library
  • Devices
  • Users
  • Device Tasks
  • Alerts

Clicking the Appspace menu icon, further expands the menu to reveal administrators-only features (if you are logged in as an administrator):

  • Admin
    • Reports
    • App Configuration
    • Settings

  • System
    • Cards
    • Downloads
    • Languages
    • Deployments
    • Extensions
    • Configuration
    • Server License

  • Instances

Note

The availability (and visibility) of these features vary depending on your subscription type, deployment type (cloud or on-premises), or user role.


Below is a brief description of the main menus available:

  • Channels

    Upload content such as cards and media in simple playlists, stream and broadcast live videos with a live channel, or create advanced channels with scheduling and custom layouts; all here in Channels. Organize these in channel groups and view them in interactive mode via your Appspace App.

  • Library

    Create fully customizable cards, upload images and videos, and add links to external content such as web pages in the Library. Organize your content privately in folders, or in individual libraries for each user group you belong to, and share with your peers.

  • Devices

    Manage all your devices and networks in one place in Devices. Register devices and categorize them in device groups with tags, and assign channels to the devices. Also create networks and sub-networks for users in your organization, and set permissions.

  • Users

    Invite and add users to your Appspace account in Users. You can add a user to multiple user groups, which will give the user multiple access points to content, spaces, and networks

  • Device tasks

    Monitor, manage, and configure your devices using task templates provided by Appspace in Device Tasks. Some tasks available are changing the default log level, updating the device firmware, installing custom fonts, rebooting a device, or sending RS232 commands.

  • Alerts

    Alerts is where you create important or emergency announcements, which are broadcast via advanced channels.

  • Admin

    The Admin group sub menu contains features such as Reports, App Configuration, and Settings.

    • Reports

      Create reports such as user activity logs, and proof-of-play metrics for specific media zones in an advanced channel.

    • App Configuration

      In App Configuration, administrators or Account Owners can make additional configurations such as adding new EPG providers, remote control profiles, and changing the Appspace App background theme.

    • Settings

      Administrators can customize their Appspace domain, configure Single Sign-On (SSO), or view your subscription plan and global ID usage information, in Settings.


  • System

    The System group contains additional system and server-wide accessibility, and configuration options, that include Downloads, Cards, Configuration, Languages, Server License, Deployments, and such. If you are on Appspace Cloud, you may only see some of the features listed.

    • Cards

      Administrators can customize themes and templates according to your organization’s corporate colors, fonts, imagery, and styles, and lock these changes, making it easy for your users to create cards with a predefined template in the library.

    • Downloads

      You can download several installers and guides in this space. Availability depends on your subscription.


  • Instances

    Here you will be able to see all your on-premises instances that have been activated.