Overview 

Appenate App as a Service provides your company with apps carrying your branding, images and colour schemes from end to end.  Under the hood is our powerful App Runtime technology which gives you drag and drop control over the app contents via our web based App Builder tools. 


Appenate manages the process from start to finish and thereafter ensures your apps are maintained and updated as we release new versions and resolve bugs.  As a guide, we update apps at least once a month on average.
Apps are published under your own accounts on the Apple App Store and Google Play respectively and there are no mentions of Appenate anyway (i.e. no “powered by” mentions). 


App Theme/Style

You need to choose one of two distinct styles for your app to be created with, namely: 

Flat Theme Classic Theme

The Flat theme provides styling inspired by Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Windows 8, as well as recent designs from Google and Apple’s IOS 7. This theme emphasizes squared-off edges, solid colours and small to non-existent borders on buttons and shapes. Flat is the more modern or “cutting edge” theme.
The Classic theme styles your app using the traditional app style found in Apple’s IOS 5 and 6. Rounded buttons and shapes, inset borders and shadows are used, with gradients and gloss featured across the app.  Classic is the more “familiar” theme.


Standard App Colours

The following additional areas must be customised for your branded app.
Default Background 1 - 3 
Hexadecimal RGB colour for default background gradient (1 = top, 2 = middle, 3 = bottom).
These colours are used when the Organisation Setup values fail to download and for the login screen. Don't nominate an app background colour that conflicts with the colours in your images. You can’t put a black logo on a black background for example.
Appenate default:  #F99445, #F88557, #F77813  

Sign In Button Background 
Hexadecimal RGB colour for Sign In button on Login screen.
Appenate default:  #DB6507  

New/Existing User Button Background 
Hexadecimal RGB colour for New/Existing User button on Login screen
Appenate default:  #F79E13  

Default Button Background 
Hexadecimal RGB colour for default button background.  Button colour has to display white text, and so this needs to taken into consideration. Colours that are to light will be hard to read.
In Appenate default buttons are orange coloured.  
Appenate default:  #F76513  



App Image Requirements
NOTE: The names of files below are case-sensitive and must be provided exactly as stated, with the exact dimensions stated.  All images must be 72px/inch resolution, and each image should not exceed 300 kB.  
Your images must conform to copyright or else Apple will reject them.

Avoid complex gradients & images – simple is better for mobile screens.

File Name Width (px) Height (px)
Example Image
Description
Icon.png 1024
1024

Main app icon with no rounded edges. Our system will add rounded edges as required by the various mobile platforms. Any gloss and/or reflections you wish to have must be present on the image.
Splash.png 1536
2008
splash.png Loading screen for the app in portrait.  Centre your imagery/content and do not have graphics along the edges. This is because some cropping will occur to cater for various device sizes. Must not have a transparent background.
Splash-landscape.png 2048
1496

Loading screen for the app in landscape.  Centre your imagery/content and do not have graphics along the edges. This is because some cropping will occur to cater for various device sizes. Must not have a transparent background.
LoginLogo.png Maximum of 1500
300

Logo image displayed on login screen. Can have a transparent background, otherwise should match background colours specified above. Must have 300 height, width can vary up to 1500 maximum width
 NavTitleLogo.png  Maximum of 400
 40
 
Default logo image for the navigation bar on home screen, if a logo is not available on the Organisation Setup area of the user. Can have a transparent background, otherwise should match background colours specified above.  Height must be 40 pixels.  Width cannot exceed 400 pixels.  
 


Please see the attached template files for the Splash screen (portrait and landscape versions)