Install Apty Assist Studio

As of July 2019 letzNav, Inc. has been rebranded to Apty, Inc. Due to this change, the product components have been renamed as follows:

  • letzNav Editor - > Apty Assist Studio, and
  • letzNav Player - > Apty Assist Client.

Reminder:  Steps for getting started with Apty content creation

STEP2: Install Apty Assist Studio for creating content (covered in this article)
STEP3: Install Apty Assist Client for testing content

Assist Studio is implemented as a native application and is one of the crucial components of the Apty suit. It is the primary tool for connecting with a browser and creating instructional content (such as Workflows, Validations, Tooltips, Launchers, and Announcements), and laying it over the surface of the hosting application with an ability to preview the results in a live mode.

Apty Assist Studio is compatible with all modern browsers but is recommended to be used with Google Chrome. Although adding new elements to the surface of a hosting application implies JavaScript code injection and interaction with DOM elements of the opened page, Assist Studio covers 90% of common use cases for creating content and validating input from the end user and requires no coding skills from the System Administrator for adding commonly used instructional materials. Nonetheless, Apty gives room for adding functions for performing more sophisticated procedures for specific use cases.

To start working with Apty Assist Studio, Administrators and instructional content creators need to install the desktop editor application available for download from the Admin Console.

This article covers the following steps of installing the Assist Studio:

  • Accessing the download page in the Admin Console,
  • Installing the Assist Studio.

To access the download page in the Admin Console

1.   Log into the Admin Console.

2.   On the the bottom of the left side panel click the   Settings icon. The System Settings page opens.

3.  In the System Settings page select Downloads. A source page for downloading an Editor and Player extensions for various browsers opens.

To install the Assist Studio 

In the Desktop Editor section install both of the following: 

  • Application: represents the tool for creating instructional content. To install it:   
    • Select the Windows or Mac OS version depending on the operating system running on your machine
    • The aptyEngageEditor.exe file (for Windows) or file (for Mac OS) is downloaded.
    • Double click the file to extract its content.
    • Once the archive is unpacked, double click the aptyEngageEditor icon to open the application and proceed with content creation.
  • Editor Extension for Google Chrome (a component that connects a browser with the above mentioned Application):   
    • Open the .crx file and save it at a designated location on your local machine.
    • Convert the .crx file to zip file by changing its extension. For example, "Editor.crx" to "".
    • Extract the file.
    • Upload the extracted file to the Browser Extensions with load unpacked extensions.

Apty gets added to the browser and when the hosting application is opened, Assist Studio can be used for creating content.

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