Components

Components are the primary building blocks used to assemble your citizen observatory. FLAMENCO offers a wide variety of components from which you can choose.

There are three main groups of components:

  • Data collection components
  • Data processing components
  • Data visualisation components

Component Menu

Components can be found in the component menu. The component menu can be toggled from the component menu on the right side of the screen ( ).

You can freely move the component menu by dragging it by the drag-and-drop button .

To find a component you can scroll through the menu or make use of the search function. To add a component, just drag it into the canvas. Once a component is on the canvas it becomes part of your citizen ovservatory.

By right clicking a component on the canvas, a drop-down menu appears, from which you can delete the component.

Ports

Components are miniature programs that receive data through input ports, and produce data on their output ports, thereby continuing the flow of information.

Input ports can be found on the left side on the component, output ports on the right. Components can have multipe input and/or output ports.

Connections

Components can be connected to form a flow of information. To connect two components, just click on an output port of one component and drag the connection to an input port of another component.

Multiple connections can be created from the same output port, and input ports can accept connections from multiple components.

Note that connections can only be established between compatible ports. Compatible input ports are automatically highlighted.

Customisation

Components on the canvas can bne right clicked to reveil a pop-up menu. This menu grants access to the component's configuration window.

Configuring a component does not change its primary function, but enables you to make further customisations to your citizen observatory. For example the font style, a title or heading, which map tile layer to use, chart configurations, etc.

Changes made to a component's configuration are immediately applied to your citizen observatory.

Note that not every component can be customized.

1. Register an Account

To make use of the FLAMENCO platform you need to be a registered user. Creating a new account can be done in a few simple steps. 

  • Go to the FLAMENCO PLATFORM
  • Press Sign Up in the top right corner of the page and fill in your details.

2. Create A New Observatory

Click on ‘+’, Specify a name, description, and upload a logo as app icon for your observatory. Now you are ready to start building!

The FLAMENCO platform offers various tools to customise your observatory.

3. Design your Mobile App

The Mobile App Builder is a tool to construct your data collection app in a visual way, using the concepts discussed above.

Each observatory has its own unique app, whaccesible from the FLAMENCO mobile app.

To configure your observatory, use the drag-and-drop method with components as described above.

By pressing the preview button, you can see the behaviour of the app while it is still in development. Adaptations to your projects are displayed in real-time.

4. Specify Data Processing

Components can be connected to form a flow of information. To connect two components, just click on an output port of one component and drag the connection to an input port of another component.

Multiple connections can be created from the same output port, and input ports can accept connections from multiple components.

Note that connections can only be established between compatible ports. Compatible input ports are automatically highlighted.

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Components can be connected to form a flow of information. To connect two components, just click on an output port of one component and drag the connection to an input port of another component.

Multiple connections can be created from the same output port, and input ports can accept connections from multiple components.

Note that connections can only be established between compatible ports. Compatible input ports are automatically highlighted.

1. Create A Campaign

Components can be connected to form a flow of information. To connect two components, just click on an output port of one component and drag the connection to an input port of another component.

Multiple connections can be created from the same output port, and input ports can accept connections from multiple components.

Note that connections can only be established between compatible ports. Compatible input ports are automatically highlighted.

2. Create A New Observatory

Components can be connected to form a flow of information. To connect two components, just click on an output port of one component and drag the connection to an input port of another component.

Multiple connections can be created from the same output port, and input ports can accept connections from multiple components.

Note that connections can only be established between compatible ports. Compatible input ports are automatically highlighted.