About Activity

The About activity is used to display information about yourself, your company and/or your app. You can show information such as your name, title, description, and links to various sites where your users can find out more!

Example Screenshot

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Adding an About Activity

To add an About activity to your project: start editing your project and go to the Activities tab. Under 'Your App Activities' click the + Add an Activity button and select About from the list.

Now let's take a look at the About Activity settings.

Settings

The About activity contains the following settings.

Activity Name

The name that you want to give your activity. This will appear on the dashboard and on the Action bar. It can be whatever you want but should probably describe what it is used for. For example "About Us".

Description

A few words describing this activity. This text may be displayed on the dashboard as a subtitle when it's Show Subtitle Text setting is enabled.

Position

This is a relative index that controls the order of the activities in your application. The position will effect where your activity is displayed on the dashboard and in the action bar drop down. For more information on this setting please read: How to change the order of the icons on the dashboard.

Build this activity (include it in the app)

Whether or not this activity will be included in the app. This may be useful if you're creating different versions of your app that you want to contain different content.

Hide this activity (don't list it on any dashboards or navigation drop-downs)

When selected, this activity won't show on the dashboard or any navigation drop-downs. You can still access this activity from an HTML-based activity using it's Activity URL. For more information, refer to the topic Linking to Another Activity.

Icon

This is where you can select the icon that will be used to represent this activity on the dashboard.

Details

Heading

This is the main heading. It can be your name, a company name, or the name of your app. The text color used for this text is the 'Headings' color on the 'Styles' tab. This value is optional.

Subheading

This is smaller text displayed below the main heading. It can be your job title, a company slogan, or an app tagline. The text color used for this text is the 'Dates' color on the 'Styles' tab. This value is optional.

Description

The text you'd like to show about yourself, your company, or your app. This text area also supports the addition of the following HTML markup tags, <b>, <i>, <u>. Text containing URLs, email addresses, and telephone numbers will also be automatically converted to hyperlinks. The text color used for this text is the 'Primary Text' color on the 'Styles' tab. This value is optional.

Header Image

The header image you want to show. When viewed in portrait, this image is shown at the top of the activity filling its width, and is cropped if it exceeds a ratio of approximately 2:1. When viewed in landscape, this image is shown in the upper left hand corner with the text to the right of it. While smaller resolution images are supported, for best results on all device sizes, we recommend using an image with a width of at least 800 pixels, however 1200 pixels is optimal.

Facebook URL

The URL of a Facebook page you want to link to. For example, http://m.facebook.com/andromorocks. This value is optional. If you'd like to open an activity instead, see the "Opening Activities from the Icon Buttons" section below.

Twitter URL

The URL of a Twitter page you want to link to. For example, http://www.twitter.com/andromorocks. This value is optional. If you'd like to open an activity instead, see the "Opening Activities from the Icon Buttons" section below.

LinkedIn URL

The URL of a LinkedIn page you want to link to. For example, http://www.linkedin.com/in/indigorose. This value is optional. If you'd like to open an activity instead, see the "Opening Activities from the Icon Buttons" section below.

Google+ URL

The URL of a Google+ page you want to link to. For example, http://plus.google.com/101198099379799284669/posts. This value is optional. If you'd like to open an activity instead, see the "Opening Activities from the Icon Buttons" section below.

Website URL

The URL of a webpage you want to link to. For example, http://www.andromo.com. This value is optional. If you'd like to open an activity instead, see the "Opening Activities from the Icon Buttons" section below.

Activity URL

The unique reference URL for this activity that can be used for linking to it. For an example of it's usage, refer to the topic Linking to Another Activity.

Opening Activities from the Icon Buttons

The About activity also allows you to specify an activity identifier or reference URL for the Facebook URL, Twitter URL, LinkedIn URL, Google+ URL and Website URL. This allows you to open another activity instead of a Web URL. This can be done using the special URL format:

andromo://<<internal-activity-identifier>>

Each activity contains an internal unique identifier that can be referenced for opening it. You can find each activity's reference URL in the the section labelled "Activity URL" located below the activity's Example Screenshot. Each activity's settings can be accessed from the "Activities" tab, by clicking the desired activity name or icon, or by selecting "Edit" from its Action drop-down list. It will appear as a value such as:

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where "twitter15478" is the internal identifier for that particular activity. This value will be different for each activity in your project.

Instead of the Web URL, you would specify your activity using the format:

andromo://twitter15478

If you'd like to open the dashboard, you can specify the following:

andromo://dashboard