Crust Technology, the leading open-source Low-Code Development platform and Salesforce alternative, is being funded through the NGI0 Discovery Fund to deliver Corteza Discovery. The objective of Corteza Discovery  is to add the three pillars of local search, federated data search and global federated search to the Corteza user features in a seamless and familiar manner to users. The NGI0 Discovery Fund is a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission’s Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 825322.

In this post the UI prototype you can find the UI Prototype, which includes high-fidelity wireframes of all user interface changes, within the new Corteza design.

UI Prototype

1. Exposing public data

In the low code platform, in the admin panel area, the administrator can mark fields he wants to expose to the public. Data stored in selected fields will be shown in the search results, using Searsia protocol. With a click on a search result, the user is redirected to a public layer in Corteza, where the content of all publicly marked fields to the selected module is presented.

Edit module – list of fields

Edit fields row – option to mark the field as public

2. App selector

The user lands on the app selector list where he can pick one of the available applications or user search input to search locally and globally across all the data in the system:

App selector with search option

Demo of the search functionality

3. Search results

After the search option, the user lands on the search results page. By default, available filters on the left side offer an option to filter by an application (including all available low code configurations – namespaces) and by a module.

List of search results for query “Consulting”

Modules in the federated network are highlighted with the “Federated” tag:

Example of the search result shared in a federated network

4. Advanced filtering

As the user selects at least one module, we update filters on the left dynamically and offer drill-down filtering options based on the available fields in the module.
For example: if the customer filters the “Account” module, we show additional filtering options based on that module (as shown in the screenshot below, the customer can filter out Account source, Industry and Contract Type).

Dynamic filtering options on the left

5. Map view (optional)

Where applicable (when a record in the data module of the search results) include geo-location data, we present search results as pins on the map as well. The user has an option to show or hide a map view.

Combination of search results and map view

Pins on the map representing search results with geo-location

Demo of showing and hiding the map

Corteza Discovery pages:
Corteza Discovery – UI Prototype
Corteza Discovery – Detailed Architecture
Corteza Discovery – Corteza Accessibility Improvements
Corteza Discovery – Proof of Concept Development

About Crust Technology

Crust Technology Ltd, headquartered in Ireland, is the driving force behind Crust, the free and open-source low-code platform and Salesforce alternative. Besides the advanced low-code platform for rapid application development, Crust includes fully-featured apps, such as a CRM Suite and Service Solution for case management, and End-to-End Business Automation. All 100% free, open and completely standardised. For more information or an online demo, visit www.crust.tech or follow @Crusttech on Twitter.

About Corteza

Corteza is the Digital Work Platform for Humanity. The Corteza project builds a 100% open-source, self-hosted cloud platform for growing your organisation’s productivity. It enables relationships and protects the work and the privacy of all those concerned. Corteza is developed entirely in the public domain, including its design considerations and processes. To download Corteza and for more information about the project, visit www.cortezaproject.org or follow @CortezaProject on Twitter.

About NLnet foundation

The history of NLnet goes back to 1982 when a group of Europeans led by former NLnet director and member of the Internet Hall of Fame Teus Hagen announced the European Unix Network (EUnet) which became the first public wide area network in Europe and the place where internet was introduced to Europe. NLnet also pioneered the worlds first dial-in and ISDN infrastructure with full country coverage. In 1997 all commercial activities were sold to UUnet (now Verizon) and since that time NLnet has focussed on supporting the open internet, and the privacy and security of internet users. NLnet’s core business is to support independent organizations and people that contribute to an open information society. We provide microgrants, advice and access to an interesting global network we established over the years.

About NGI Zero and the European Union Next Generation Internet

NGI Zero is a unique group of organisations that fund and nurture trustworthy, secure and privacy-strengthening technologies as part of the Next Generation Internet initiative of the European Commission. The overall mission of the Next Generation Internet Initiative is to re-imagine and re-engineer the internet for the third millennium and beyond. In order to preserve and expand the European way of life, NGI helps shape a value-centric, human and inclusive internet for all. For more information, visit nlnet.nl/NGI0 or www.ngi.eu.

About NGI Zero Discovery

NGI Zero Discovery is a grant programme that funds R&D that allows people, objects, content, data, applications and services to be found online – by improving search, discovery and discoverability through free and open source tools (like Searx and Yacy) and open standards like ActivityPub, microformats and linked data. For more information, nlnet.nl/discovery.

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