Create a Custom OpenWidget’s Launcher and Choose Different Settings for Mobile

4 min. readlast update: 10.17.2023
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Our team is on a constant mission to provide you with tools that simplify your interaction with visitors. Together with our latest JavaScriptS API and OpenWidget's HTML Attributes release, we want to offer you yet another set of features: 

  • The option to create your own OpenWidget Launcher: use it to create a custom button that you can put anywhere on your website, maximizing your OpenWidget and redirecting your customers straight to one of our features: Contact Form, Feedback Form, Bug Report Form or Frequently Asked Questions Template (FAQ).
  • The possibility to set up different settings separately for desktop and mobile devices.

So, what is it actually all about?

🚀 Choose Your Widget's Launch Style

We're all about giving you options, and our new launcher feature lets you take control of how your OpenWidget makes its grand entrance. Whether you prefer the sleek default OpenWidget's bubble or want to create a unique launcher that matches your website's vibe, the choice is yours. Unleash your creativity and set the tone for a memorable user experience.

Creating a custom launcher may require a bit of coding, but don't worry. Together with a new feature, we released a dedicated documentation for developers that will tell you how to create a custom button that will launch a widget on your website. Not a developer yourself, but still want to create your own widget's launcher? We thought about it as well by preparing our HTML Attributes Guide, showing you how to create a custom button in WordPress and how to use our custom attributes that will open the widget and, for example, redirect your customers straight to one of our features: Contact Form, Feedback Form, Bug Report Form or Frequently Asked Questions Template (FAQ).

📱 Tailored Mobile Experienc

We understand that mobile interactions are a different ballgame. That's why we're introducing customizable settings exclusively for mobile devices. You can now fine-tune your widget's position, button placements, and offsets to ensure seamless user interactions on the go. With the ability to choose distinct settings for desktop and mobile, you're in the driver's seat to provide the best experience across all devices.

Wondering how to add OpenWidget to your website? We're here to help! We prepared a dedicated article that will tell you how to add it to your site. Click here to check it out!

🌟 What's in it for You

  1. Stand Out with Style: Choosing your widget's launch style lets you make a bold statement right from the get-go. It's all about branding and capturing your audience's attention in a way that resonates with your brand's personality.
  2. Craft a Perfect Mobile Experience: Mobile users are on the rise, and now you can ensure their OpenWidget experience matches your mobile design perfectly. By customizing interactions for mobile devices, you're not just adapting – you're excelling in the mobile game, offering your customers a convenient set of tools wherever and whenever they are.
  3. Increase Engagement: Differentiating your approach for different devices can lead to increased engagement. When visitors feel like you're meeting them where they are, you're building a connection that can lead to higher conversions and increased trust in your brand.
  4. It's All About People: We believe in customization, and these updates give you more control over how your OpenWidget functions. It's about aligning technology with your unique business goals and customers' convenience.

⚙️ Where can I set it up?

It's simple! All you need to do is Log into your OpenWidget app and go to the Customize look section. While there, you can set up the widget's position as well as the widget's launcher. If you want to use separate settings for desktop and mobile devices, enable the Different for mobile option and toggle between the type of device for which you want to change settings.

And there you have it! Our new updates will help you change how your customers interact with your website or application. We're all about simplifying online tools' complexity and ensuring that technology works not only for you but also for your customers. With the power to choose your launcher style and cater to mobile users like never before, your OpenWidget journey just got a significant upgrade. Dive in, explore, and let these features pave the way to a more engaged and connected audience. 

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