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  • Mobile App Configuration Specifications This Mobile App Configuration Specifications document is a companion to the Blackboard

    Implementation Guide. This document goes into greater detail on the items in the MCA specification

    portion. Included with each item is a description, limitation, dependency, and visual.

    • Long Name

    • Short Name

    • Hexcode

    • Artwork

    • Stream Button

    • Directory Button

    • Calendar Button

    • Tip Line Button

    • Superintendent Button

    • Sports Button

    • Photos Button

    • Custom Buttons

    • Integration Buttons

    • School Finder Button – by request

    • Staff File Import – by request

  • Long Name

    Description The long name is the name of the organization. It is used for the store listing and in the header bar

    within the app.

    Action Provide the top 3 long name choices in order of preference.

    Limitations The long name is limited to 30 characters, including spaces. This name is compiled into the binary and

    used to create the listing; this cannot be easily changed. Changing this name will require a resubmission

    of the app to the stores.

    Dependencies The app listing cannot be created, nor can the submission process cannot begin until the long name is

    provided.

    Visuals

    iOS – first page in app iOS – app store search view iOS – app store listing view

  • Short Name

    Description The short name is typically either a condensed name of the organization or a brand saying. It is used as

    the name of the app on the device.

    Action Provide one short name.

    Limitations The long name is limited to 11 characters, including spaces. This name is compiled into the binary and

    cannot be changed easily. Changing this name will require a resubmission of the app to the stores.

    Dependencies The app listing cannot be created nor can the submission process begin until the long name is provided.

    Visuals

    iOS – app on device view

  • Hexcode

    Description The hexcode is typically the primary color used in the organization’s branding. It is used as the header

    and footer bar colors within the app. It also helps guide the graphic designer in creating the background

    for the app artwork*.

    Action Provide one hexcode.

    Limitations Only one hexcode can be accepted. This hexcode is compiled into the binary and cannot be changed

    easily. Changing this hexcode will require a resubmission of the app to the stores.

    Dependencies The submission process cannot begin until the hexcode is provided.

    Visuals

    iOS – header and footer bar color

    *An app artwork sample can be seen in the Artwork section.

  • Artwork

    Description The artwork displays the brand of the organization. It consists of launch images and icons that are

    displayed in various locations throughout the app and app stores. Launch images are displayed only

    when launching the app on a device; icons are displayed in the store and on the device.

    Actions Provide the logo in either a vector file (.ai) or a JPEG/PNG file with a minimum resolution of 800 x 800

    pixels.

    Limitations The logo must either be a vector file (.ai) or a JPEG/PNG image with a minimum resolution of 800 x 800

    pixels. For JPEG/PNG images, untraceable elements will not be included in the final logo image. No

    alterations may be made to the actual logo provided.

    Dependencies The artwork cannot begin until the logo is provided. Subsequently, the submission process cannot begin

    until the artwork is completed.

    Visuals

    App artwork sample

  • Stream Button

    Description

    The stream button is comprised of feeds from multiple locations, including feeds found in other buttons

    described in this document. Beyond these other buttons, additional feeds will be added to the

    organization at which they belong. Standard configuration includes the following:

    Limitations

    Feeds will not be brought in for department and other non-school entities. Unless the feeds are

    provided, these will be limited to what is able to be found on the website.

    Dependencies

    The app cannot be submitted until this is configured, unless this item is excluded from configuration.

    Visuals

    None.

    Feed Supported Feed Type Supported Facebook Accounts, pages

    Twitter Accounts

    YouTube Account, Playlists, Channels

    Calendars iCal, Web/PDF link

    RSS All types

    Schoolwires (WCM) Announcements App; Headlines & Features App

  • Directory Button

    Description

    The directory button displays contact and location information for organizations and individuals. While

    staff accounts can also be displayed, these are added to the directory by either integration or import. If

    the integration was not purchased but staff information is desired, please see the item in this document

    titled “Staff Directory”. Standard configuration includes the following:

    School Board Organization An organization will be created for the School Board. This is in addition to the organizations that will have been imported.

    Directory Organization Organizations will be grouped into the following categories: District, Board of Education, High Schools, Middle Schools, K-8 Schools, Elementary Schools, Other, Department.

    Organization Information Each organization will have their phone number, email address, physical address, and website added.

    Organization Logo/Image Each organization will have their logo or image added. Should there be no logo/image for an organization, the district’s will be used.

    VIPs The following role types will be selected as VIPs at each organization that is applicable:

    • Superintendent

    • Cabinet Members

    • Board of Education Members. Should an account need to be manually created prior to being made a VIP, the following information will be included:

    • Name

    • Title

    • Phone Number

    • Email Address

    • Bio

    • Picture

    Actions

    None, unless these specifications are to be changed.

  • Limitations

    The directory will be comprised of organizations that are sourced either from an import or the website.

    Organizations that need to be added or removed need to be specifically enumerated.

    Manually created accounts will be restricted to the listed role types. While additional VIPs can be

    requested, the associated accounts will need to be created via data integration or import first.

    Dependencies

    The app cannot be submitted until this is configured, unless this item is excluded from configuration.

    Visuals

    iOS- Org list view in directory iOS – Org page view in directory iOS – account info view in directory

  • Calendar Button

    Description

    The calendar button is comprised of calendar feeds and webpages from all organizations, making it easy

    for users to see all events at a glance. Standard configuration includes adding any calendars found on

    the website into the Bb Comms portal. WCM (schoolwires) calendar feeds will also be integrated.

    Limitations

    Feeds will not be brought in for department and other non-school entities. Unless the feeds are

    provided, these will be limited to what is able to be found on the website. While calendar feed types are

    limited to iCal and Google, any calendar with a URL can be added as a webpage.

    Dependencies

    The app cannot be submitted until this is configured, unless this item is excluded from configuration.

    Visuals

    iOS – Calendar Feed View iOS – Calendar Web View

  • Tip Line Button

    Description

    The mobile app has a tip line feature that allows users to submit tips. This is in the form of a button. The

    tip line will be turned on to allow for further configuration.

    Limitations

    Further tip line configuration will not be performed. Tip line configuration will be covered during

    training.

    Dependencies

    None.

    Visuals

    iOS – Tip Line view

  • Superintendent Button

    Description The superintendent button displays bio and update (feed) information. The bio will be configured utilizing information found on the website. Any feeds specific to the superintendent will be included in this buttons configuration. Feeds that can be included are Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, RSS, and WCM (schoolwires).

    Limitations Unless the feed