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Common Tasks for Mashables, Mashups and Apps

You work with mashables, mashup and Apps from their artifact page. See Artifacts and Artifact Pages for an overview.

Some actions in mashable, mashup or App artifact pages may not be accessible based on your Presto permissions.

Common tasks you can perform for artifacts include:

Add Feedback

Feedback includes rating and comments for mashables, mashups or Apps in both Presto Hub and the App Store. For published Apps in the App Store, you can also send feedback to the App owner who created the App.

In Presto Hub, use the toolbar in the artifact page to rate an artifact:



If you add comments in Presto Hub, the artifact owner receives a notice of your comments in the Presto Hub Home page.



Other users can also see your comments from the artifact page. To view comments or add a comment in Presto Hub, open the artifact's page from search, bookmarks or other links and click the Comments tab.



In the App Store, you can add comments to a published App or send feedback to the published App's owner using the toolbar in the Open Apps tab:

  • Add Comments to a published App. These comments are visible only in the App Store.

  • Send Feedback to the owner of a published App. The owner receives a notice of your comments and can see them in Presto Hub. These comments are only visible in Presto Hub.

Add or Update Meta Data: Description, Category, Provider and Tags

Depending on your Presto permissions, you can add or update information about mashables, mashups and Apps in Presto Hub including the description, category, provider and tags.

Published Apps in the App Store should already have most of their meta data before they are published. You can, however, add tags to a published App in the App Store.

Category is the primary level of "what" this artifact does or what it is about. Tags refine that "what" and make it easier for you and other users to quickly find artifacts. The provider identifies "who" provides the information from this artifact.

To add or update meta data for an artifact in Presto Hub:

  1. Open the artifact's page in Presto Hub from search results, bookmarks, favorites or other links and click the Info tab.



  2. To add or update the Category or Provider, click that field, select the appropriate category or provider and click Save.

    If there is no suitable category or provider, contact your Presto administrator to have them add one to these lists.

  3. To update the Description, click the field, enter or update the description and click Save.

  4. To add a tag, click , enter the tag in the field that opens or select a tag from the list and click OK.

Add or Update Custom Attributes

Your Presto administrator can add custom attributes for Apps, mashables or mashups to track additional information that is useful to your organization. For example, the security clearance for a mashup could be used to determine who has permission to run that mashup.

If you have custom attributes for artifacts, you set values for these attributes in the Info tab for the artifacts that you create. To set custom attribute values:

  1. Open the artifact's page in Presto Hub from search results, bookmarks, favorites or other links and click the Info tab.

  2. Find the custom attribute:



  3. Click Edit.

  4. Enter the appropriate value or select one from the list of values provided. Click Save.

Add a Thumbnail

Presto provides a default thumbnail image for mashables, mashups and Apps based on the type of artifact. You can replace this default image with a small image or screen capture that is more meaningful to other users.

Thumbnails appear in a space in Presto Hub and in the App Store that is 72 pixels (roughly one inch) square. Screen captures that you use as thumbnails are reduced to fit into that space. To ensure better viewing quality, it is a good practice to use images that are close to this display size.

  1. If needed, capture an image of a screen, find a free icon, or find an image in your organization that you want to use as a thumbnail.

    In Windows, you must paste screen captures from the clip board and save them as a file to use them as a thumbnail in Presto.

  2. Open the artifact's page in Presto Hub from search results, bookmarks, favorites or other links.

  3. Click the thumbnail in the artifact page toolbar.

    This opens a window where you can select thumbnails that have already been uploaded or you can upload your image to use as the thumbnail.



  4. Click on one of the existing thumbnails to use that image. To upload and use another image:

    1. Click Browse.

    2. Find the image file you want to upload and click Open.

    3. Click Upload New Thumbnail.

      This adds the image as a thumbnail to this artifact and also adds the image as a thumbnail that other users can select for other artifacts.

Change the Artifact Name

Owners can change the name of mashables, mashups and Apps in Presto Hub that they registered or created. Presto administrators can change the name of any artifact. This does not change the ID that Presto assigns when you first add or create an artifact.

To change a name, open the artifact's page in Presto Hub from search results, bookmarks, favorites or other links and open the Info tab.



Click on the artifact name, change the value and click Save.

Change the Status

You can turn mashables, mashups and Apps off to temporarily stop other users from working with them while you update them and then turn them back on. Only artifact owners and Presto administrators can change the status of artifacts.

To change the status, open the artifact's page in Presto Hub from search results, bookmarks, favorites or other links and open the Manage tab. Click the Turn OFF or Turn ON button to change the status and confirm this choice.

Feature or Unfeature

Presto administrators can choose to feature specific mashables, mashups or Apps to draw user attention to interesting artifacts. They can also remove these artifacts from featured lists in the Presto Hub or in the App Store.

To feature an artifact in Presto Hub:

  1. Open the artifact's page in Presto Hub from search results, bookmarks, favorites or other links.

  2. Open the Manage tab and click Feature This.

This artifact now appears in search results for the Featured Items in Presto Hub.



To remove an artifact from Presto Hub featured lists, open the artifact page in Presto Hub, open the Manage tab and click Unfeature This.

To feature a published App in the App Store:

  1. Find the App in the All Apps tab

  2. Open the App information page by clicking on the App name.

  3. Click Feature This.

To remove an App from the App Store Featured list, find the App, click the App’s title and click Unfeature this App.

Add to Favorites or Bookmark

You can add any mashable information source, mashup or App to your Favorites list in Presto Hub. Simply click from Search Results or from the artifact page toolbar.

You can also add any artifact to your Favorites or Bookmarks in your browser. Open the artifact page for that mashable, mashup or App and use your browser menus or toolbar to add the bookmark.

Remove

Removing an artifact deletes it permanently from Presto. If other mashups or Apps use this artifact, they are also affected.

Before you remove an artifact, review the list of Related Items to determine the potential impact. Open the artifact page in Presto Hub and open the Related Items tab.



This tab lists both the artifacts that this mashup or App depends upon and the mashups or Apps that use this artifact.

To remove the artifact, open the Manage tab, click Remove and confirm this when prompted.

Share With Other Users

You can send notices within Presto Hub to other Presto users or send emails to any email address with a message and links to any mashable, mashup or App. You can also send sharing notices for published Apps in the App Store.

Your Presto administrator must configure Presto to support emails for sharing notices. You can always send sharing notices to other Presto users.

Sharing sends a notice, however, other users cannot use a shared artifact unless they have the proper permissions.

To share an artifact in Presto Hub, open the artifact's page in Presto Hub from search results, bookmarks, favorites or other links and click Share.



Enter Presto usernames to send notices to other Presto users. Enter full email addresses to send email. Separate all the usernames and email addresses with commas. Add an optional message, if desired, and click Send.

You receive sharing notices from other Presto users in the Shared With Me tab on the Presto Hub Home page. Notices of the artifacts you have shared with other users are listed in the Shared By Me tab.



In the App Store, you can also share published Apps with other App Store users or send emails. Use Share in the App toolbar from the Open Apps tab, My Apps tab or the App information page.