We can also tailor the platform to your specific needs, with additional, Enterprise-Grade features, Multi-environment, Full Data History & Security Audit, Single Sign On Providers, Dedicated Success Manager, Training, SLA Agreement, hosted on cloud or on-premise
Frequently asked questions cover answers to most of the questions that you might have related to App Sharp. Please read this section carefully before waiting for support. Who knows? You might find the answer quicker than expected.
FAQ 1.Is the App Builder included in App Sharp or Web Sharp?
No, the App Builder is our new flagship product that is much better alternative than Web Sharp and App Sharp because of the value added features that will save an extra 60% of the development time on average.
FAQ 2.Does the App Builder include all the DNN Sharp modules?
Yes, the App Builder was built as a master module that orchestrates all our existing modules and adds new functionality on top. You can still use the modules individually by adding them to the pages and configuring them manually. But most of that work you won’t have to do. Therefore, if you have an existing DNN Sharp license, we can credit it towards the App Builder upgrade. Contact us to set up the discount.
FAQ 3.Is there a discount for upgrading for App Sharp, Web Sharp or individual models?
If you have an existing DNN Sharp license, we can credit it on a pro-rata basis towards the App Builder upgrade. Contact us to set up the discount.
FAQ 4.What DNN versions does it work with?
Please see our Compatibility page for DNN compatibility and other requirements.
FAQ 5.Do I need to have the DNN Sharp modules installed before I can deploy App Builder?
No. The App Builder installs as any extension in DNN. Once added to a page, it will ask to download and install all the DNN Sharp modules it depends on. This is a one click process that saves tons of time compared to installing the modules one by one. It also guarantees that the versions that get installed are compatible between them.
FAQ 6.Can I still use the individual modules?
Yes, though the number of times you would need to use the modules individually is greatly reduced. The App Builder interface consolidates all the back-end modules such as My Tokens, API Endpoint, Scheduler, Search Boost settings and so on. When defining the data model, the App Builder automatically generates the DNN pages with forms and grid to operate on the database. You could still build the forms and grids manually, but with the App Builder it takes literally a few minutes to setup everything from the database to the data entry and permission scheme. Doing it manually, would take a few hours.
FAQ 7.Can I install it on an existing instance?
Yes, we designed the App Builder to be non-disruptive with existing instances. Once installed and added to a page, you can start using the new features one by one when needed. Previous functionality will not be affected so you can plan your own migration path as you see fit.
FAQ 8.Will my web applications continue to work if I don’t renew my license?
No. The App Builder is sold solely on a subscription basis. This recurring revenue gives us the juice to continue building great technology. We’ve seen many players in the DNN space going out of business because they didn’t have a sustainable revenue model. Our goal is to be here 10 years from now as well and be state-of-the-art technology. There is a grace period on failed payments to give you enough time to sort out the underlying issues so your web apps are not disrupted.
FAQ 9.How is App Builder different from App Sharp or Web Sharp?
App Sharp and Web Sharp are not modules and therefore they add no functionality. They are just names for our entire suite of DNN Modules up until App Builder. The App Builder is an actual module that greatly accelerates building web apps. It does this by leveraging all the DNN Sharp modules that are in the 2 collections, but also through a lot of more functionality that spans across modules, such as the Entity Builder, the Workflow Builder, versioning of module settings through GitHub and many others.
FAQ 10.Do you have a partner program?
In fact, we do. Our partners earn commissions by reselling Per App licenses to their customers and, in most cases, also earning additional revenue from implementation and support services billable directly to the customer. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming our partner.
FAQ 11. What is the difference between App Sharp and Web Sharp?
App Sharp is targeted towards building apps, while Web Sharp is meant for building websites.
FAQ 12. What is Plant an App?
If you see Plant an App mentioned here and there, don't panic! It's still us, Plant an App is the brand name we gave App Builder for the non-DNN community. We’re actually becoming a disruptive player in the low-code market, valued to grow at $52bn by 2024. You can read more at plantanapp.com.
When it comes to support we pride ourselves on going the extra mile for our clients. One of the greatest joys we get is the awesome stuff we see based on the concerted effort of both our clients and ourselves. With dedicated support staff at your back, you can be sure that you will get your web apps up and running without a hitch.
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