Ratings & Favorites have become powerful tools for improving the user experience because they enhance engagement and satisfaction.
The 'Ratings' feature is valuable because it provides you with feedback, helps users make informed decisions, and builds trust for your brand. In addition, 'Favorites' is loved for its personalization. It allows them to bookmark items with just a click, creating a personal collection of resources within your app. As a result, users engage more with the content and services they enjoy by providing quick access, personalization, and organization.
Below, we show you how to optimize your Devless app with the “Ratings & Favorites” add-on so your audience can use these popular features.
Devless makes implementing this add-on a breeze. Just follow the three steps below to enable it within your app!
Now that the add-on is enabled, we must configure your app with ‘Ratings & Favorites”. So let’s turn on these features, customize their settings, and create a Favorites list.
First, navigate to the new settings page for ‘Ratings & Favorites.’ Here, you’ll have the option to turn on one or both features.
Once toggled on, the features expand with additional fields allowing customization. Here’s an explanation for each field to assist with your selections:
When finished customizing the settings, click SAVE at the bottom of the page.
After saving the settings above, add a ‘Favorites’ resource to your app. This allows any favorited resources to save into a personal collection (favorites list) for your app’s users.
Click the plus (+) icon located at the bottom of the home page again and select 'New Resource'.
Great! Since you’ve created a ‘Favorites’ resource, users can now access their ‘Favorites’ by navigating to the folder you assigned in the previous step. However, if that folder is not visible to users or you'd like to follow best practices, providing users with a quick link via the app's hamburger menu or top/bottom app bars is necessary.
Here’s how to easily add ‘Favorites’ to navigation:
Add Favorites to Top App Bar
In this example image, we included the icon and added it to a tab. When viewing a resource on a desktop, you see the ability to favorite or rate the resource directly below. On mobile, users access these features by tapping on a menu represented by three vertical dots.
Add Favorites to Bottom App Bar
Here’s an example on mobile that displays Favorites in the bottom app bar. On the left (first on mobile), it is not in a tab. On the right, it is. In both cases, the icon shows.
Congrats on setting up the ‘Ratings and Favorites’ add-on! Click 'VIEW YOUR APP' in Devless Admin to test your app’s new features. In the live app, open a resource to rate and favorite it at the top right. Then, locate the ‘Favorites’ list. The resource will be inside 🙂
Users will love what you’ve done, but don’t stop here! Check out our other cool add-ons you can implement, all without coding. Visit our Help Center, and we’ll be your guide.
Blackburn Labs is a software engineering firm that specializes in Devless support because they built it! If you have questions or simply need support, please feel free to reach out to them