Rheti Gesture Controls

If you’ve received a private beta invite and you’ve downloaded Rheti, you might be a little bit daunted at first about how to get started. Don’t worry. Once you understand the controls that Rheti uses, you will find out that it is actually very easy to start building apps.

We have a tutorial below in video format, and below that is a brief text tutorial, if you prefer to read.

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Beginner Gestures Tutorial|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abBeNR2zccY
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We suggest starting from a template (available for free in the Marketplace), but you can start from scratch as well.

Sections

First, the Rheti builder screen is separated into three different sections: the top, the middle and the bottom. Each section has its own menus that are available by either tapping quickly or tapping and holding.

The top bar of the screen lets you edit individual screens, while the bottom bar of the screen is for editing themes that apply to the whole app. The middle, or “meat” of the screen lets you edit everything else. You’ll spend most of your time using the middle of the screen.

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Quick Press, Tap and Hold

Rheti’s controls are mostly accessed by either quickly pressing the screen, or tapping and holding the screen.

Quickly pressing the top bar allows you to change the name of the screen, as well as set where the screen will appear in an app. Pressing and holding the top bar will allow you to change the background image or color for the screen or simply delete the screen.

Quickly pressing the bottom bar lets you either change the app’s name, or edit the icon that the app uses. Pressing and holding the bottom bar lets you add screens to your app or apply themes across your app.

Pressing and holding anywhere in the middle of the screen lets you add a feature. Simply press and hold, select the “add” option, and select the feature you’d like to insert. Select the anchor you want to use (one of 9 areas of the app) and the feature will appear. You can drag the feature’s border to resize it.

Pressing and holding on the feature you want to use will allow you to edit its options and access the feature builder. If there are two features overlapping, quickly pressing will cycle through which feature is selected to edit.

Swiping

Swiping with two fingers horizontally switches between screens. Swiping horizontally beginning at the edge of the left screen will drag out a menu that lets you live preview, publish, get help, access services, and receive your app via mail.

Swiping with two fingers from bottom to top brings up a list of all of the screens in your app. You can quickly jump from one screen to the next or delete a screen from this menu.

That’s really it for gestures.