This is a step-by-step tutorial for your first application
It is designed to give you hands on experience on the most basic and essential skills you need to build apps with clearString.
If you have not yet done so, we suggest you watch the Video Tutorial first, and then get started.
If you are using a private-cloud or hybrid-cloud installation we have already covered installing the system for the first time in the Installation Guide.
Whether you are using your own cloud, or the clearString cloud service, all apps are created the same way
These pages guide you through understanding how to work with the components.
All applications are built onto web pages - so the 'website' is the container that is used to deliver your application to its users.
You can later style the app just like a regular webpage, but this walk-through is about creating a basic data application in a deliverable way.
This tutorial will introduce you to four basic aspects of working with the system:
Part 1 - How to use your site to build an application
How to use the example site, and how best to use this walk-through Tutorial.
Part 2 - How to create the basic app container
Explains basic site construction and page editing tools.
Part 3 - How to use a Form and Email
Introduces the techniques for getting data into the system and using the integrated email system with a simple Inquiry Form to Email example.
Part 4 - How to work with Data and Queries
Introduces the advanced data-handling tools and techniques that are the foundation of Application Development.
So, let's see how to use your Quick-start example...
Below the line
On some pages of the tutorial there is a 'Below the line' section at the bottom. This contains extra information, tips and hints that are useful to know, but not essential to the flow of the tutorial.
Below the line...
Everything you need to know is in 'The Guide', our comprehensive support-documentation system, but we know you'll want to get started quickly: that's what this 'Quick-start' walk-through is all about
If you have not done so already you should get your download from here.
If you have got your trial we have advice on installing it here.