Publishing an Application
Once you are happy with the application you have built, you can publish it to a mobile device to be used by a frontline worker!
- Click on the "Publish" button on the top right corner of the app manager. This will take you to a page that lists out all of the versions of your application that have been published. It will currently be empty - don't worry, we will change that!
- Click on the "Make New Version" button to create a new version of your application. It will take a little while for your application to get ready.
You will now see a "version." This can be installed onto a phone. You can comment on a version after you create it, to give you an idea of the additions/changes you have made to it. You can always leave it blank if you want to. For example, you might want to make a note "added new questions about birthdate" so you remember later when you made those changes. This is just for practice so you can write something like "First Test."
There is also a star on the left of your version that you can click to highlight. This is a tool you can use when you want to update an application, but not install it. More on the use of this button can be found on the Help Site.
In order to complete this process, you will click on the blue button that says "Deploy."
Click on "Deploy" and select the platform for which you wish to deploy
Create a mobile worker in order to log in to the application. The instructions can be found at Create and Manage CommCare Mobile Workers.
Congratulations! You have PUBLISHED your first mobile application using CommCare!
Use your Application
After publishing your first application, you should check it out in action! There are two ways to do this:
2) Use your application on Web Apps
Congratulations! You are done with the CommCare Beginner's Tutorial! Ready for more?