KB User's Guide - SitePref Tab - KB4U Mobile App
The KB4U Mobile App is designed to index external content from various KB subsites, as well as unified KB sites. This document will provide a brief history and instructions on how to enable/ disable your KB Group's participation.
The development of a mobile app for use in accessing KnowledgeBase content began with a desire to better reach the ever-widening audience of mobile device users. By developing a standalone app for iOS and Android, our aim was to leverage some of the native features of these mobile Operating Systems in order to maximize usability of the KB on these devices.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison KB team started this project with initial development of an iOS app. The University of Illinois, a current KB partner, then joined the initiative by developing an Android version of the app.
How to Get the Mobile App
Allow App to Index your Site's Content/ Opting out of the of Mobile App
The app is designed to index external content from various KB subsites, as well as unified KB sites. If you do not wish to have your site’s content indexed, you can opt out as needed.
To do so:
- Log into the KB Admin Tools and open the SitePref tab.
- Click on the “Group Spaces” link, then click on the “Edit” button for your site (row 1).
- Midway down the page, you will see a setting for “Mobile app deployment”; simply set this to “no” and click the “Update” button.
You may go back and change this setting at any time.
Please also note that for subsite groups within institutions who maintain a unified KB, you must also be set to share your external documents with the unified site in order to have your content appear in the Android app. This setting is explained in the KB User’s Guide here: https://kb.wisc.edu/kbGuide/page.php?id=5797#toc0
Finally, if you would like us to update the logo used for your institution in the mobile app, please send us a high-resolution image to use (1024px X 1024px preferred, and no smaller than 128px X 128px).