UiPath Apps GA

:gift: UiPath Apps and App Studio are now Generally Available!

Check out the GA Announcement blogpost!

UiPath Apps is a cloud based low-code application development platform that enables you to build and share enterprise grade custom applications that deliver engaging user experiences.

UiPath App Studio let you design professional-level apps that deliver rich and engaging end-user experiences. It lets you aggregate business data from multiple systems in real-time and publish the data to various systems including legacy ones using robots. All with just a few drag and drop controls!

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:rotating_light: What’s New

The team has been hard at work since we released Public Preview making Apps even better! In addition to various bug fixes and many small enhancements, here are a few highlights:

  1. Authoring assistance for identifying and fixing errors in your apps.

  2. Language support for German, Japanese, and French. Switch to your preferred language using the language switcher by clicking on your profile icon at the top of the left navigation bar.

  3. UiPath Apps is now available 2 deployment regions: US and Europe. Which region you use is determined by the location you selected when you signed up for Automation Cloud.

For a full list of updates, check out the release notes.

:globe_with_meridians: Accessing Apps

  1. Log into your Automation Cloud account on https://cloud.uipath.com.
    (if you don’t have an account, you can register here)
  2. Click on image in the navigation bar.

:art: Building Your First App

Before you start:

  1. Make sure you have an Automation Cloud account and the latest version of Studio+Robot installed (Apps Prerequisites).
  2. Download the Apps Tutorial Sample Process used in this walkthrough.

:page_facing_up: Documentation

Check out the full UiPath Apps Documentation or jump into some useful topics highlighted below:

:clapper: Watch

If you’re like me, you’d rather watch tutorials than read documentation, these links are for you!

  • Creating Your First App (6min): Step-by-step guide to building a simple app.
  • Apps Work Ahead Webinar (1hour): VP Palak Kadakia show how to create tailor-made professional business applications with UiPath Apps and:
    • Accelerate wider scale adoption of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) across your organization
    • Build everything from simple forms to professional-grade apps
    • Create and share business data across multiple applications
  • Engage with Robots (41min): DevCon Day 2, Session 18. Bridgette Graham (Principal Engineer) and @evan.cohen (Senior Product Manager) share a technical deep dive on UiPath Apps and UiPath Data Service.

Stay tuned for full UiPath Academy courses, coming soon!

:jigsaw: App Templates

Want some help getting started? For some boilerplate template layouts, check out the Sample Templates provided in the Apps documentation.

:construction: Known issues

For a full list of known issues and work-arounds, check out the release notes.

:raising_hand_woman: Reporting Issues and Giving Feedback

To submit your feedback, issues and/or suggestions, simply create a New Topic under the UiPath Apps category. The Product Engineering team members will be engaged closely in reviewing all of your and providing additional help or clarity.

As always, thanks in advance for your feedback!

:rocket: We can’t wait to see what you build

From all of us on the UiPath Apps team, thank you for sharing the apps that you built on LinkedIn and Twitter (#uipathapps). We loved seeing your creativity and ingenuity. Keep them coming!!!

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Sweet! BTW, I built my first App several weeks ago. It was pretty simple to get started and works reliably. I’m not logged into the respective host machine right now to post a screenshot of this running, but I say it works!

In a way it makes us think a bit more about how to design human-robot interfaces when we implement our Automations.

I’ve traditionally parameterized our Main.xaml entry points so that we can change the behavior of our automations by passing in different parameters. Apps now makes it more refined so that business users can run an App via the Human-Bot interface :smiley:

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And just to round off my earlier post:

Cheers! :smiley: :+1:

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Thanks for sharing your app and stopping by the UiPath Apps Experts booth, we had a great time chatting with you. If you end up recording a video of this, we’d love to see it!

For those that don’t know, the Reboot Work Festival runs until Thursday and we’d be thrilled to chat with you and answer your questions about UiPath Apps at the Apps Expertsville booth.

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Hi @evan.cohen,

The feeling’s mutual. I will spin a quick one up and share it here.

Thanks for hosting an excellent session to share subject matters across the entire UiPath landscape.

Andy

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And here goes! A quick two hour job.

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Uipath apps not starting process
Uipath apps launching UiPath assistant but process not starting.
after some time i am getting error message like “Process error 408- Time Out”


Is the error in the App or the Process?
Does the Process run correctly when you start it directly from UiPath Assistant?

Yes, there is no issue in process, "UiPath access request " popup not displaying in my PC. after some time i am getting error message like “Process error 408- Time Out”

Hi @evan.cohen,

Based on one of our other discussion during our session at the Reboot festival, I’ve deployed the App I built earlier to run as a Client on my local machine. A documentation of the steps followed based on the original Github instructions has been elaborated in the PDF attached.

Everything works, but I have one minor but significant observation for which I put in a workaround. In the end, it might not be a workaround but a bullet missing on the GitHub instructions page.

Please look at the last section of this PDF and let me know your thoughts.

thanks,
Andy

UiPath Apps - Client Deployment.pdf (1.5 MB)

Hi,
Can you please let me know how to build dropdowns and populate value in them , without having to run any background processes?

I’m trying to think what else might be wrong with it.
From your first post, I see a screen shot that has the “Open UiPath Assistant” button. Did you click it?

Would it be possible to deploy a new and a different app to see if it’s a problem with this particular app or your Environment in general?

thanks

Hi, @Suresh_Babu_Moodi can you confirm you have the latest version of Studio/Robot installed?

Hey Andy,

Hope you enjoyed the holidays! Thank you for pointing out this gap in our docs, I’ll update the GitHub repo.

Just a clarification:

Node.js must be installed on the Host machine

You only need Node.js installed on the machine that you intend to use to build the installer. You do not need to have Node.js installed on machines that will be using the installer/running the app.

Hi Evan,

Yes, I did and hope you did too! Some of that was spent on my holiday RPA project. More on that below for a sidebar read, should this appeal to your interest. As for the Apps, thanks for reviewing the PDF and updating the Git Page. Likewise, the line you pointed out will be set right to lend more clarity on my end, and I will post an updated PDF here.

Sidebar Read: Holiday RPA Project:

  1. I wanted to get working on a pet project for sometime which is to bridge the gap between software robotics (RPA) with interactive hardware robotics
  2. In my opinion, it is a great way to learn RPA by stepping outside ones comfort zone
  3. What if we are challenged to automate something for a client from an industry about which an RPA Developer has no clue ?!
  4. Future target is to have my RPA bot load code to the printers and initiate printing automatically

:slight_smile: I’ve summarized my experience in a different post:

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All set. Documentation updated. New version of the documentation attached.

UiPath Apps - Client Deployment-v1.1.pdf (1.5 MB)

:+1:

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