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Searching in article-based apps

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You can now easily search through all the metadata in your app (content item name, title, tag line, etc.). From the search results, one can quickly navigate to a revelant article.

Search Screen

How to activate this in an article-based app?

You don't need to activate special options, but you will need to provide your reader a way to activate the search screen. You can do this by using special url schemes. More info about these special url schemes can be found here.

WARNING:

Since this functionality depends heavily on metadata, it is very important that a publisher enters all metadata in all Collections and Content Items of the article-based app. Without that, a search-command will show no results. So, don't forget: Fill in Title, Author, Tagline, etc.

Look & Feel of the search-results screen

The layout of your search-results screen is fully customisable. You can change the layout by using familiar Twixl Distribution Platform options.

  • The overall layout is defined by a Grid Style of your choice.
  • The layout per Content Item is defined by one or more Cell Styles of your choice.

After you have defined a Grid Style and a Cell Style, you need to select those Styles in the Application Settings of your article-based application.

TIP:

We strongly advise you to use separate Grid and Cell Styles for your Search results screen. Also, give them a good and logical name (e.g. Search Grid Style 1). This way it will be much easier to organise and select different Styles in different Collections / Content Items of your article-based application.

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