We are excited to share some upcoming improvements to the app catalog, which will be generally available on Monday, November 6th! For anyone that uses dashboards or custom pages, here's some information to help you get started. Please check out the FAQ section at the end of this post for more information.
So far, we've made some great changes to the app catalog:
There are two ways to view the app catalog, which can be changed by the toggle button at the top right of the app catalog. The default is tile view, which will show screenshots for each app. You can switch to list view for a simplified version of the app catalog.
The new Community section in the app catalog is for apps that were created by various folks, including CA’s Technical Services and developers who are passionate about helping Teams succeed. They have been carefully selected and reviewed by our engineering team. While these apps will now be much easier for customers to add to their custom pages, we will provided limited support for them and they are subject to beta terms:
CA makes each of these applications available to you subject to the terms for Beta Products set forth in the SaaS Listing for CA Agile Central and to any additional terms included with such applications. By accessing or using the applications, you agree that these terms for Beta Products govern your access to and use of the applications in conjunction with CA Agile Central.
If you run into issues with these apps, you are encouraged to open an issue in GitHub (links to GitHub repos are provided with each community app in the app catalog) or to correct the issue yourself and create a pull request for it. While we will do our best to keep apps up to date, updates in the GitHub repos will not be automatically or immediately reflected in the app catalog and we will not guarantee pulling in these updates. You can also create a custom HTML app on your custom page or in your subscription app catalog using the source code from GitHub to make modifications to suit your needs. CA Support will only be able to assist customers with critical issues with these apps, such as a failure to load, data loss, etc.
Customers may have requests for apps that they would like to see in the Community App Catalog. We will review each request for technical feasibility and value of including it in the catalog, and we would like to encourage customers to submit requests through the feedback button on the app catalog.
To get the new app catalog, you can reply directly to this community post and someone will reach out to you.
Once the new app catalog is turned on for your subscription, you will need to enable the Community App Catalog to see the added community apps. Subscription administrators can turn on the Community App Catalog by going to Setup -> Subscription, then selecting the "Allow community app catalog apps" options near the top.
The subscription app catalog gives subscription administrators the ability to create custom HTML apps that can be shared with all of the users in the subscription. These apps can be based on the many custom apps available in the Rally Community GitHub or created with the CA Agile Central App SDK, and can be managed in the subscription settings in AC. More information can be found in our help page.
Quite a few of the older apps (we will refer to these a "dojo apps") will be moved to the community app catalog in December. These are the older apps in the catalog and most of them have minimal to no usage. The main impact of this change is that subscriptions that do not have the community app catalog enabled will no longer be able to add these apps to custom pages. If these apps already exist on custom pages, they will not be affected. The list of these apps can be found here.
We would love to hear about the things you like and would like to see changed with the new app catalog. Please provide feedback through the feedback button at the top of the app catalog.
These are the dojo apps that will be moving from the core app catalog to the community section a few weeks after the app catalog changes are released to everyone.
We use the Grid app quite a bit, and it shows up with the "core" tag now, but when I look at the App Catalog, I no longer see the Grid app available. Is this a bug?
Great question Joe! As part of the cleanup work that we did with this, we changed the app called "Custom List (formerly Custom Grid)" to just "Custom List". It's still the same app, just with a simplified name. I've updated the FAQ section of this document to reflect this information.
Thanks. Found it!
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Hi - can we get this turned on in our sandbox? That would be a huge help!
Also - as a subscription admin, in our production environment, I see the checkboxes for Allow Custom URL app and Allow Custom HTML app (both are checked), but I don't see the option for Allow community app catalog apps. This is odd because when I go to create new reports, I thought I was seeing the app catalog apps.
At any rate, can someone make sure this is turned on for us in our production environment as well? Thanks!
Hi grama23, It would wonderful to be able to see the last updated date for each of the apps in the Subscription App Catalog. Managing those apps can become chaotic when it starts growing.
Great suggestion Sheri.L.Moore! We're taking a look at this as a team and figuring out how this would work.