To get the most out of our products you’ll want to use the right tile for the job you’re doing, but with all of the options available, it takes a little product knowledge to be sure which tile to drag and drop into the LiveTiles Design Canvas. There are two important tiles on our canvas that can do many of the same things; we thought we’d take a moment to explain what they are and when to use them. Specifically, we want to point out the differences between the easily adaptable Code Snippet Tile and the jack-of-all-trades Custom Tile.
The versatile LiveTiles Cloud Snippet Tile makes integration easy
We’ll start with the Code Snippet Tile. Many of our users have experience with this tile. For those who haven’t, the Code Snippet Tile is a customizable tile that can integrate cloud-based applications in seconds. The Code Snippet Tile uses a program’s embed code to integrate it into a tile, and onto your site. For example, if you wanted to show a memorable presentation, you might want to use Prezi. Prezi is a cloud-based application that’s designed to capture an audiences’ attention, whether it’s in the boardroom, a classroom or from a mobile device. In keeping with LiveTiles’ commitment to the mobile experience, Prezi boasts viewers for Android, iPhone, iPad, desktop and a cloud-based online editor.
Another great use for the Code Snippet Tile would be Microsoft Translator. Covering most languages, the Microsoft Translator is a simple and effective translation tool that saves time and money. There’s no longer any need to have translators on staff as long as the communication is not highly sensitive. For offices that manage a lot of translation, Microsoft Translator would be a helpful program to integrate into the dashboard.
Maybe you’d also like to post a podcast and playlist to your page with Spotify. With Spotify, you could include something instructional or a general introduction to the company. Spotify music playlists can add something more personal to your site to increase employee engagement. Since it’s so easy to make a new page, each team could customize their playlists. The Code Snippet Tile gives our users tremendous flexibility and ease of use when integrating today’s best cloud-based applications.
Anything can happen with the new Custom Tile
LiveTiles puts the emphasis where it matters most
Our Custom Tile helps to build not only an intranet, but a digital platform experience that reaches anyone, on any device. When used on our responsive design canvas, the site automatically adjusts for the screen it’s being viewed on. Your customers and employees are increasingly relying on smartphone and tablet use for global business. That’s why we are working with Microsoft to give our users a “mobile first” approach for SharePoint and UX design, enhancing mobile collaboration. If you have an idea that takes extra code to bring to life, try our Custom Tile and make your site a customized LiveTiles success story.