Add Applet to Bottom Navigation bar | Servicenow Mobile

One of the question is circling around in the community is, How to add and access Applet directly in/from bottom navigation bar? So, I thought of writing a step by step instructions to achieve this

NOTE – This feature is only achievable via Platform UI, outside studio and the Release I am using is Orlando for this exercise.

PRE-REQUISITE

1. An existing applet that you want to add to nav bar. [Create an Applet]

2. Navigation knowledge on the platform.

3. Your favorite Snacks and a cup of coffee. 

Before diving into the solution, here is the visual’s of output that we will achieve in this exercise [2nd screen].

STEPS 

1. Navigate to sys_sg_navigation_tab.list to open Navigation tab and Click New. From the dialog box choices select Applet. Navigation Tab List is not accessible directly in the left Application Menu. 

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2. Fill in the Label [Your Choice], Select screen [target Applet] and choose the Applet Icon [your choice].

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3. Navigate to System Mobile > Navigation Bar. Select the application nav bar in which you want your applet to add. I am adding it to Agent Application.  

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4. Click on New on the Navigation Tab Related List.

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5. Select the Navigation Tab of type Applet that you created in the first step.

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IT’s DONE. EASY ENOUGH, RIGHT?  

Good Resources for learning Native Mobile app development.

1. Starting on Mobile app for customer 

2. Best Practices Guide: Building Mobile Apps with ServiceNow

3. Mobile Implementation Guide for Orlando

4. Mobile App Academy | Youtube

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