Honeycode Buzz - Builder & Table Enhancements, Single Sign-On Functionality for Business Users, and Introducing Team Settings

Hi Honeycoders,

Welcome to our second edition of the Honeycode Buzz. Our busy bees have been working on improving your app building experiences, and are excited to share the latest updates. This edition showcases updates to styling of content objects using simple rules, introduces team settings to control invite permissions, and more.

:art: Control how an object looks in your app with styling rules

Say you built a to-do app that tracks task status and you want everything with status Blocked to be red, status In Process to be blue, and status Completed to be green. You can now specify your desired styles for app objects showing the status, including: background color; border, corner, and font styling. We call this feature conditional styling.

Set the condition:

  1. Select an object in your app that could benefit from conditional styling, and think about which conditions (i.e. rules) you would want to utilize.
  2. In builder, click on the object that you want to conditionally style.
  3. Click on the Display tab in the properties panel.
  4. In the conditional styling section of the properties panel, click + Add.
  5. In the set condition field, write a formula starting with an = sign.

Set the style:

  1. In the then style as section, click the drop down arrow.
  2. Choose one of the prebuilt options or select custom if you want to do something different.

Depending on the object, you can style the following components:

  • List: Background color, border styling, corner styling
  • Block: Background color, border styling, corner styling
  • Segment: Background color, border styling, corner styling
  • Content Box: Background color, border styling, corner styling, font color, bold, italics, underline
  • Button: Background color, border styling, corner styling, font color, bold, italics, underline

Check out the details in our Conditional styling article where we provide some helpful formula to get you started quickly on designing conditions.

:woman_juggling: Allow app users to filter and sort lists

One of the most common user interfaces found in Honeycode apps are lists. They typically show top level information and display multiple rows of data from a table. That can be a lot to view at once.

You can now offer app users the ability to focus on just what they need using filters and sorting.

  1. In the app Builder, click on the list that you would like to allow users to filter and/or sort.
  2. In the Properties panel, go to the Display tab to access the App User Controls.
  3. Click the checkboxes for Filter and/or Sort, and select the columns of your choosing. You should notice the icon added to your list.
  4. Click the View app button, to try out your new filter/sort functionality.

See our filter and sort a list article in the community for further details.

:earth_americas: Manage team level access and authorizations with team settings

We’ve added the ability to grant team members permissions to invite new team members and cancel any pending invites they have made.

Team settings in Honeycode allow team administrators to manage team level access and authorizations. On the Team settings screen, team admins can see invite controls available for their team and allows them to change authorization as they choose to.

  1. In the Teams page, select the Settings icon :gear: in the upper right corner.
  2. In the Team Settings modal, use the radio buttons to select who can invite members to the team: Only Admins, Admins, and members, or Admins and specified members.
  3. When Admins and specified members is selected, begin to type the name or email address of a current team member. Matching names will auto-populate for you to select.
  4. Select Save.

See our Adding Team Members article for complete details.

:cloud: Amazon Honeycode supports single sign-on with popular identity providers

Larger and enterprise teams on the Honeycode Pro or Plus plans can now take advantage of AWS Single Sign-On (AWS SSO) to manage their Honeycode teams. Supported identity providers such as Microsoft Active Directory, Azure AD, Okta, OneLogin, PingFederate, or any SAML-based identity provider, including Google Workspace.

To get started, enable AWS SSO through the AWS account that is linked to the Honeycode team for billing. Follow the steps in the AWS SSO console to integrate Honeycode with SSO, and then open a support case with AWS to complete the process. AWS Support will help you complete the onboarding process. After opening the support case, it’ll take about three weeks to complete the SSO activation process.

Check out our Honeycode Admin guide on AWS Documentations for details about setting up AWS SSO.

Stay tuned! The Honeycode team has more buzz to announce in the coming weeks.

Honeycode Team

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