I have problem with Disconnected State after relink any state. Can I update interaction links automatically?
If I understood your question correctly, you were asking how states get disconnected and why it does not connect automatically or how to connect them back.
The other way to interpret this question is that when you rename screens in your prototype, the original NAVIGATE TO SCREEN interactions are broken. This particular issue will be improved in our most recent update (Indigo Studio Update 3), where we have added the feature to dynamically update navigation links between screens. We are about to publish this update to our users.
If your question is still about disconnected states in the interaction explorer, read on...
Say for example, you have two states. In one state there is a Text entry window, and on tapping JOIN button, the user proceeds to the next state, which is the JOINED MEETING state.
But after you completed this, you wish to create an error state. As in, if the Meeting ID is empty, and when the user clicks on JOIN, it should take the user to a error state. For this you edit the original interaction on the JOIN button in the following manner:
Doing this will change the original flow (Tap on Sign in takes user to Signed in State) to a new flow (Tap on Sign when text field is empty to Error state) as shown in the figure below. As you can now see, we have create a disconnected state. A disconnected state merely communicates that there is no interaction pointing to this state. In general, having disconnected states are not useful for the prototype as there is no way a user can get to this state.
To make this work like intended, from the start state, we will add a parallel interaction. That is,
Hi Just FYI, I know I am on the free-bee, awesome app, not expecting a reply, if it helps great.
I have the latest update (lite ver1 update 19) but I am not so sure .. or the way I am trying to repair them does not work.
Starting with a drop down option that changes this screen to new state, that when you delete the link the disconnected state occurs. Now try re-creating link is what does not seem to work as you have shown.
I'm assuming the interaction explorer screenshot you are showing is for Mail.screen
Before I start a longer explanation ;), can you try something first...
If editing an existing interaction, like you have in this case, go to the state which has the "YOU ARE HERE" tag and follow the instructions listed below:
When adding a new interaction:
Thanks very much. Not sure where my eyes are but I get what you say now.
For some reason I had missed (glossed over) the options of changing this screen .. and then choosing existing state .. instead of from new state.
It then re-establishes the link. Improved my work flow time wise by 20%.
(p.s I changed the name of disconnected .. to see if that helped)
What I have learnt is when linking to a new state you can:
Add Interaction ->
1. Change Screen
a. To New State (This creates a screen and primary link at the same time)
b. To Existing State (This re-establishes primary link to a screen (disconnected))
2. Navigate to new screen
a. To screen in project (This creates a secondary link to an existing screen)
b. To URL (out of the project to the internet)
Thanks for your help. I have about 50 states in every project, it is very difficult relink all broken links manually.