Intro

Information
With SAPUI5 version 1.38, the app finder replaces the tile catalog.

The app finder is the main place for finding SAP Fiori, SAP GUI, and Web Dynpro ABAP apps all in one place.

Users can access the app finder via the edit mode of the home page or via the Me Area.

The app finder serves two purposes:

  1. The user can browse and discover apps, and add these to the home page.
  2. The user can launch less-frequently-used tiles via the app finder.

The app finder provides three content areas: Catalog, User Menu, and SAP Menu.

Users can find SAP Fiori apps under Catalog. The User Menu and SAP Menu provide users access to SAP GUI and Web Dynpro ABAP applications retrieved from these two menus in the ABAP backend. Together, the two menus are also known as the “SAP easy access menu”.

App finder
App finder

The app finder is provided by the SAP Fiori launchpadApps use this app finder and do not have their own individual designs.

Responsiveness and Adaptiveness

The app finder is fully responsive and adaptive.

The easy access menu (User Menu and SAP Menu) is not available on smartphones and tablets.

App finder - Size S (smartphone)
App finder - Size S (smartphone)
App finder - Size M (tablet)
App finder - Size M (tablet)
App finder - Size L (desktop)
App finder - Size L (desktop)

On smaller screen sizes, the left side panel disappears and the menu icon appears. Clicking or tapping the menu icon brings back the panel and provides access to the catalogs and menu folders (see image App Finder – Responsiveness).

App finder - Responsiveness
App finder - Responsiveness

Components

Catalog

The content is organized into catalog groups.

 

User Menu / SAP Menu

The content is organized into hierarchical menu folders.

 

Side Panel

The side panel helps the user to see the apps of a corresponding catalog/ menu folder.

 

Apps

The app finder contains all the tiles that the user is allowed to see. In addition, the SAP Menu provides access to the complete set of functions offered by an SAP system, which is role-independent and therefore displays the same content for all users.

The interaction for adding apps from the app finder to the home page differs for apps depending on the content sources (Catalog, User Menu, SAP Menu).

Behavior and Interaction

Each tile offers two actions:

1) Clicking or tapping the tile takes the user to the app or page connected to this tile, as on the home page.

2) The pin allows the user to add a tile to a group on the home page.

Adding Tiles to the Home Page

Catalog

Clicking or tapping the pin icon button  opens the Add to Groups popover, where the user can select one or more home page groups to which this app will be added. The user can also remove the app from the home page by unchecking it in the popover, or add the app to a new group.

When the user clicks OK, a confirmation message appears and the tile is added to the selected group or groups on the home page. The pin behaves like a toggle. If the tile is shown on the home page, the pin is emphasized.

User Menu / SAP Menu

Clicking or tapping the pin icon button  opens the Add to Groups popover, where the user can select one home page group to which this app will be added. The user can repeat this process multiple times. However, the user cannot remove the app from the home page via the app finder due to technical reasons.

Elements and Controls

Implementation

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