While you’re developing content for your Meridian-powered app, you can preview that content on an Android device using the Aruba Meridian app before it’s published to an app store.
If you’re using the Meridian AppMaker tools to build a complete mobile app, you can use Aruba Meridian to preview the full mobile app.
If you’re using the Meridian SDK tools, you can use Aruba Meridian to preview the maps and routing created with the Meridian Editor.
Starting Out with Aruba Meridian
Before you can preview your app, you’ll need to download Aruba Meridian for your iOS or Android device. You’ll also need a Meridian Editor account.
Step 1: Download Aruba Meridian
Aruba Meridian is available on Android and iOS.
Step 2: Preview Your Content
To preview your Meridian content in the app, open the Aruba Meridian app, and then log in with your Meridian Editor account. Aruba Meridian will show you a list of the locations you can preview.
Tap a location to open a preview of its app content.
Step 3: Share Your Content
Using the Meridian Editor, you can share your app with people before its published to the Apple and Google app stores. A person does not need a Meridian account to use Aruba Meridian to preview an app, if they get a preview invitation from the Editor.
To invite someone to a preview of your app, log in to the Meridian Editor, and then click the Share button at the top of the page.
When you open the shortened URL in a mobile browser and you have Aruba Meridian installed, the app will open with your location’s content.
You can send the URL to yourself or someone else with an text message or an email.
SMS messages can be sent to international numbers.
When you share your location’s app via SMS text message or email, it will include basic instructions and links for downloading Aruba Meridian and previewing the Meridian app content.
Aruba Meridian is limited to viewing one location’s content at a time. Any changes you make in the Meridian Editor are automatically updated in Aruba Meridian, so there’s no need to resend a link for the same location. If you want to view content for a different location, you’ll need to send a new link.
Preview Your Content
Using Aruba Meridian, you can make changes in the Editor and, within moments, see those changes reflected on your device.
To see the Editor changes in Aruba Meridian, make the changes you’d like to see, click the Save button. Open Aruba Meridian to see your changes.
If you already have Aruba Meridian open, tap the < button in the top left to close the location within Aruba Meridian. Tap your location to see the new changes.
With the Aruba Meridian version of your app, you can test Campaign notifications. This is a useful way to test your Proximity Beacons deployment before your app is published.
Push notifications in the Aruba Meridian version of your app will function the same as push notifications in your published app.