Any app that can export PDFs, such as Keynote can be used to make Oomph apps. The desktop helper app OomphBox supports converting of keynote files directly making this process much faster. This means the power of oomph is now available to non-designers. If you can use Keynote you can now make an app.
There are several limits in using Keynote to make Oomph apps, discussed below - note these are imposed by using Keynote and not Oomph limits themselves. Keynote based Oomph apps work best for simple slides without external media or layers. Another way to think of it is Oomph adds maps, calendars, notes, voice control and twitter to Keynote and also allows the 'publishing' of a Keynote file as a standalone app or as an issue/download within an Oomph app.
With this in mind here are some ideas for Oomph Keynote apps, check out our templates for examples - Sales decks - product pages - Social dashboards - twitter - Event apps - twitter, calendars, maps, notes
Use Oomph Box to quickly convert Keynote files to Oomph
Simply drag and drop a keynote file to Oomph Box and it will be converted to Oomph format and sent to the destination.
NOTE for best results follow these guidelines.
One have one keynote file open in Keynote
In the PDF export setting turn off borders, notes and any other settings that you don't want in the app
There are several factors to be aware of when using Keynote to make Oomph apps:
- Oomph URLs need to slightly tweaked, see below - Keynote does not have a concept of layers so it's not possible to author them from Keynote, note layers can be added to the final oomph files outside of Keynote - Any widget/hotspot that uses assets in a sub directory e.g. S1, Cardflip will need to be added to the output folders every time you convert a file. Either wait until your keynote file is finalised and add them or use an alternative mechanism such as pages as slideshows. - As the keynote file is converted to a PDF no keynote specific features such as build in/build out animations can be used. Although many of these can be replaced with Oomph [[animations1|animations]] - Tall pages or vertical pages can't be created as each Keynote slide is the same size
Hotspot URLs in Keynote
Keynote's URL creator does not allow the creation of Oomph relative URLS such as IPS1/ and Notes/. Keynote insists on full URLs such as http://oomphhq.com and http://apple.com.
Oomph has a special way of working with Keynote - it checks the URLs to see if they are Oomph URLs first.
For example, the following URLs are all valid in Oomph:
IPS1/ - in page slideshow 1 http://IPS1/ - same as above - use this in Keynote.
Twitter1,@oomphhq - Twitter widget http://Twitter1/,@oomphhq - same as above - use this in Keynote.
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