You must "activate" your App in order to share it with end-users. After activation, you can use your App's shareable link to distribute it to others or create a button/link on your website.
All apps begin in Test Mode. It is 100% free to build apps in Test Mode. In Test Mode, apps also have a badge in the right-hand column of the app and "Hidden content" icons indicating if there are Questions or Elements that are not displayed because of "Show If" logic:
While in Test Mode, your apps are restricted in certain ways:
To activate your app and remove the restrictions listed above, click the activation toggle in the App Builder:
Depending on your Community.lawyer subscription, you may be blocked from activating your App until you upgrade.
Whenever you as the app author launch your app from within the App Builder (i.e. by pressing the "Build and Run" button), you are provided access to Developer Mode. These are tools that are only visible to you as the app author, not any other users of your app:
For more information about Snapshots, Fast Forward, and Sandbox, please watch the video below:
Every activated App comes with a "shareable link", a URL that can be used to distribute the App to end-users or with which to create a button/link on your website.
You must use this shareable link when distributing your App or creating a link/button on your website. You can't simply copy the URL from a web browser.
After you activate your App, you can find the shareable link here:
Activating your App allows you to share it with end-users (via the shareable link). You can also share your App with other legal service professionals, allowing them to duplicate your App for their own practice. This is known as publishing your App.
Read the next lesson to learn more: