After reading this article you know when it makes sense to have test-mode apps on Timekit and how to set one up.
There are 3 simple steps in this guide and it will take less than 1 minutes to set up a test-mode app.
- A Timekit account, signup here: https://admin.timekit.io
- You are the account creator or have been promoted to app owner. If you're neither then check how to become one here
- Intro: Why have test-mode apps on Timekit
- Step 1: Login and navigate to manage apps
- Step 2: Create a new test-mode app
- Step 3: Configure the new app settings
Intro: Why have a test-mode app on Timekit?
A test-mode app is an isolated collection of projects, resources and bookings meant for development and test purposes only. Some may only need a single live app to complete their booking experience but in most cases using a test-mode app will make good sense.
In short test apps are ideal to avoid mixing live data with test data or if the development of a booking experience is expected to take longer than Timekit's 14 days of trial that come with all live-mode apps.
Step 1: Login and navigate to manage apps
While logged in to Timekit click to the settings menu in the lower left corner of the admin panels dashboard.
In this menu click "manage apps".
Step 2: Create a new app
When you navigated to the my apps menu click "create app".
Step 3: Configure the new app settings
As you are creating a new app you need to decide what kind of app you would like to create.
Live mode: A live mode app is essentially a brand new app for live booking purposes. As mentioned a new app has its own billing plan and app owners but enables you, as app creator, to access it with your own credentials.
Test mode: Again, a test-mode app is for development and test purposes. Test apps are ideal to avoid mixing live data with test data or if the development of a booking experience is expected to take longer than Timekit's 14 days of trial that come with all Live-mode apps.
Select the test-mode app and click "Create app".
You have now created a new test-mode app that can be accessed through the manage apps menu.
Restrictions within Test-mode apps.
Test-mode apps will let you create a booking experience that is identical with booking experiences created in a live-mode app. This means test-mode apps have all the same features as live-mode apps the only constraint is that a given resource can only receive bookings from his own email address.
So when you've signed up for an account on Timekit and gone ahead and create a test-mode app, test-bookings can only be created by using an email in the booking UI that is similar to the resource you are booking.
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