We are fast approaching the start of our holidays but we are excited to announce some exciting new features that we have added to the Cross Platform ✕ today.
① Calling, Texting and Sending Emails via the Share component
A phone used to be a thing that you used to call someone with – and today, we are excited to enable calling, texting and emailing in your apps. The blocks we added to the Share component use the default apps but require one add’l click from the user to complete. It does not make the phone call, text, email automatically for security and safety reasons of the user
② Time and date blocks in the new Device category
Remix the sample app above called Timeless
You can now add the date and time to your apps using the blocks we added in the new Device category. The time and date figures are all in numerical values for the moment, so you may need a few extra blocks to get them into the right format.
③ Mobile operating system (Android / iOS) in the new Device category
Since Thunkable Cross Platform ✕ works on both Android and iOS from a single project, there may be times when you want to modify your user experience depending on their mobile operating system. To do so, you can use the block below:
④ Online/offline status blocks in the new Device category
There may be times you may want to design a different experience when a user is offline. To detect a user’s connection, you can simply use the blocks below:
⑤ Set to vibrate blocks in the new Device category
Apps often work in the background and vibrating a device is a popular way of notifying a user of a certain event. To set your device to vibrate, you can use the block sample below:
⑥ New Local DB aka Offline Spreadsheet component
Many apps require a simple table of data to perform a number of essential tasks. One way to add this data is via an online Spreadsheet but a faster and simpler way to do so is through a Local DB, short for database, which requires very minimal set-up.
We can’t wait to see what you thunk!
Albert on behalf of the Team @ Thunkable