Today we are pleased to announce a new release of Telerik AppManager. Focused on a variety of customization options, now AppManager allows you to make your private app store feel more like YOUR private app store. We also have a nice announcement for Windows Phone developers that should make your app distribution experience even easier.

Let's get started!

App Store Name Customization

By default, the name of your app store is set to be your Telerik Platform account name. Of course, this was inconvenient, at best, and a little misleading to end users, at worst. In this version of Telerik AppManager, we enable you to customize your app store name under the Settings menu:

app store name customization

Email Message Customization

An arguably even more important customization is the ability to manage virtually every aspect of the email messages that are sent from AppManager. There are currently five different messages that can be delivered to your users:

  • Invitation
  • Welcome
  • Single App Distribution
  • Multiple App Distribution
  • AppManager App Distribution

Up until today, each one of them was heavily branded for the Telerik Platform. But now you have the ability to customize the text, design and colors of the email messages, AND still leverage a variety of dynamic data elements.

Tip: Take a look at our docs for a full list of dynamic data elements you can use.

email message customization

Editing a template is as simple as clicking on the name of the template and using our built-in WYSIWYG editor to customize your template with text, colors and images. Simply use the double mustache notation (for example {{AccountTitle}}) to add dynamic data elements to your template. Again, a complete list of these elements can be found in our docs.

Finally, if you make any mistakes, just hit the Reset button to return to a default template.

Support for Windows Phone .appx Packages

Previously our Windows Phone users had been a bit limited in distributing only .xap packages for Windows Phone 8.1 apps. With this release of AppManager, you no longer have this restriction and can freely distribute .appx packages as well (which appears to be the future of Windows Phone app packaging).

What's Next?

We have some extremely exciting news coming up in early May at the TelerikNEXT conference in Boston. Get your tickets today (tip: use the code NEXTROB15 to get $50 off your registration!). Some major advancements are in development for AppManager and the rest of the Telerik Platform, so stay tuned. In the meantime, sound off on the feedback portal if you have any specific requests.

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Rob Lauer is a Product Manager for Telerik
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Rob Lauer

Rob Lauer is Senior Manager of Developer Relations at Progress and has a passion for mobile app development and the open web. In his other life he raises two kids, plays Ultimate Frisbee, and (for better or worse) is an avid Wisconsin Badger fan. Rob is @RobLauer on Twitter.

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