The MOLGENIS Appstore
The MOLGENIS appstore allows you to write your own web-based applications and upload them as a MOLGENIS plugin at runtime.
The main menu
When opening the Apps plugin for the first time, you will see an empty screen with a button for creating a new app.
Press the button to get the following screen
Start filling in the form
|Name||The name of your app|
|Description||A description about your app|
|Icon URL||A URL to an icon which will give some character to your app inside the appstore|
|Resource zip file||A bundle of HTML, JS, and CSS. These resources can be pointed at via the last form item. Example app bundle|
|Landing page HTML template||The HTML page that will be opened on App click or via a Menu item. Example HelloWorld HTML, Example EntityTypeOverview HTML|
You can create a new HTML landing page by pressing the '+' button.
Example of a fully filled out form
Now that you filled out the form you can activate and deactivate the app by pressing the activate / deactivate button
When an app is active, click on the icon to go to your previously created HTML landing page template:
Purpose of the App store
The appstore allows you to create your own web-applications, and place them inside any running MOLGENIS which has the appstore plugin. If you want to create a custom web application to go with your custom data model, you can write your JS/HTML to display the data in such a way that it fits your needs.
Using REST api calls, you can access data that was previously imported, and use fancy JS magic to create the ultimate data visualisation apps
Apps are stored in the database. If you do not properly version or backup your own apps, then a server crash or a database drop WILL delete your app. Be smart, backup your apps.
We use GitHub for code management and versioning. We can highly recommend GitHub for any coding project you might start working on.