Business Catalyst Apps

Business Catalyst App Development

Thrise, founded by Scott B Reynolds, is a BC App Store Training Partner specializing in Business Catalyst app development. Scott is a Business Catalyst partner advisory board member, an Adobe Community Professional, and a BC Sandpile organizer. He often presents on topics ranging from responsive web design to advanced Business Catalyst integration.

The Google Analytics Manager App

The Google Analytics Manager app outputs code snippets for cross domain and ecommerce transaction tracking. The tracking code provided by this app is for use with Google's Universal Analytics.

Cross Domain Tracking: Google treats your Business Catalyst site as two sites: a non-secure site (http) and a secure site (https). By embedding the tracking code configured by this app you create a bridge between the two sites allowing Google Analytics to keep track of the entire session. Simply enter your Google Analytics Universal Tracking ID and your website’s url, and click save.

Ecommerce Transactions: By adding the ecommerce tracking code provided by this app the site’s ecommerce transactions will be included in Google Analytics reports. The reports will show order ids and total transaction amounts.

Bootstrap Builder App

The Bootstrap Builder app allows you to control many of the styles and features of the Bootstrap framework without manually coding in the css and javascript files. It offers you full-control over which Bootstrap components are added to the front-end. All of css and javascript files are dynamically optimized and minimized during publishing to reduce front-end load time.

Less and CSS: The Bootstrap Builder app allows you to leverage the power of Less, the popular CSS pre-processor. Less extends the CSS language, adding features that allow variables, mixins, functions and many other techniques so you can make CSS that is more maintainable, themable and extendable.

BC App UI Kit (app mockup psd)

After speaking to many Business Catalyst Partners about creating BC Apps, their number one concern is where to begin. Don't start with code. Start with a written plan and a solid design. Use this Photoshop file to help layout your design.

This download includes: Editable PSD of the BC admin, Top Ribbon, Left Menu, and Main Content Area, Submenus, Headers, Form Elements, Buttons, Tables, and more...

BC App Development Presentation

My webinar on how to prepare and design a Business Catalyst App was well-received, so I hosted a couple of webinars on how to build a BC App. In the recording I walk through the steps necessary to build an app, including where to start, creating and adjusting menu items, working with app landing pages, and how to use BCs SDK.

BC App Design and Layout Presentation

Over the last couple of months I've had several conversations with Business Catalyst Partners who have shown interest in building their own BC Apps. Most of these conversations immediately focused on code. Code is obviously important, but like building websites a plan is the first place to start to bring your BC App to life. Watch the recording of How To Design and Layout A Business Catalyst App