What Are App Templates?

Article Number:04022

An app template is a template that can be used for creating apps.
When users use an app template to create an app, the settings defined in the template are preemptively applied to the new app. Users can customize the settings if necessary, and quickly activate the app.

App templates can be created from existing apps.
Creating an app template requires managing apps permission and Kintone administration permission.

You save an app template as a file in somewhere outside of Kintone (for example, in your PC), or register it in Kintone, so that you can utilize it. Described below are advantages you get in each case.

Saving an App Template as a File Outside Kintone

You can save an app template as a zip file in somewhere outside of Kintone (for example, in you PC). Since this template file can be imported to different Kintone domains, you can utilize it to share app settings with other Kintone domains.

For example, suppose that you want to consult with someone outside your company regarding the app settings. In such case, you can download an app template file and send it to that person. By doing so, that person can create an app with the same settings in his/her Kintone environment, which enables smooth communication between you and that person.

Steps to save an app template as a file in somewhere outside Kintone are described in the "Downloading App as Template" page.

It is also possible to export a template which has been registered in Kintone to somewhere outside of Kintone.
Exporting an App Template Registered in Kintone to a File

Steps to create a new app from a template file which is saved outside of Kintone are described in the "Creating App from Template File" page.

Registering an App Template in Kintone

Creating an app template and registering the template in Kintone enables users in the same Kintone environment to create apps from the registered app template.

For example, if you want each department to customize settings of an app template, registering that app template in Kintone saves time.

Steps to create a template from an existing app and register the template in Kintone are described in the "Creating a Template from an App and Registering the Template in Kintone" page.

It is also possible to register a template file which has been saved in somewhere outside of Kintone in Kintone.
Registering an App Template in Kintone via Importing of an App Template File

Steps to create an app from an app template registered in Kintone are described in the "Creating App from Template" page.