LTB App: Getting around

Once you’ve got the LTB App installed on your mobile device, you can open stacks directly without having to download any additional apps. Give it a quick try now by clicking on the three dots icon on the top right in the LTB App and then on ‘Search’ in the drop-down menu (see the figure below). Select ‘All’ under the search box and ‘All domains’ in the drop-down. You should now see all the stacks that have been made available publicly by their authors. To open any of the stacks, just tap on it.

The user interface of the LTB App has three main parts. The top menu bar together with the drop-down menu, the properties dialogues that open when you click on the menu entries, and the stack with its screens and tiles. Click on the links in the descriptions below to obtain further details.

Top menu

1. Drop-down menu: Tap the three dots to access this menu.

2. Refresh: This will refresh the current screen and show any changes to the tile layout, behaviour, and the content.

3. Favourite: Tap this icon if you want to list the stack in your favourites. A filled star means the stack is marked as ‘favourite’.

4. Chat: If you see this icon, it means that the chat feature is enabled for that stack. All messages posted to the chat are instantly visible to all stack users. This basically is a stack-level chat room.

5. Bulletin board: This is a messaging facility with which the owner of a stack can broadcast important announcements to everybody using the stack.

6. QR code reader: Every stack has a unique QR code that you can scan with the LTB App to load a particular stack. You can for instance put the QR code of an event stack on the wall of the meeting room, stick it on a machine to access the stack with the user manuals and incidence reports, or put it on your business card so people have direct access to your uptodate work portfolio.

7. Home: Goes to the start screen of the stack.

Drop-down menu

1. Stack Info: Shows information about the stack including the author, QR code, link, and privacy settings.

2. My Favourites: Shows all the stacks that you have set as favourite. You can set a stack in the LTB App to ‘Favourite’ by tapping on the star in the top menu bar. If the star is filled white, it means the current stack is a favourite. You can also set a stack as ‘Favourite’ in the Stack Editor.

3. My History: Shows the stacks that you have previously opened in the LTB App.

4. Search: You can search for stacks by a combination of stack name, tags, and author.

5. Settings: Various LTB App settings, such as language and default stack.

6. About: Some background information about the LTB Platform including the version number and release date.

7. Log in: A more detailed explanation of how to log in to the LTB App can be found here.