Product Updates

The latest Crowdbotics feature releases, product improvements updates, and more.

Two Factor Authorization (2FA), Super Modules now support Module Options

October 20, 2021

New Features:

Two Factor Authorization - We are very excited to announce that we have now released two-factor authentication for all users with Admin access to our dashboard - this enhances security for our users. Users will now be prompted to set up 2FA next time they log in - this is required for Crowdbotics staff, and optional for all other users who want to enhance their login security.

Super Modules now support Module Options - A super-module is a module that contains both a front-end (FE) as well as a back-end (BE). Users will now be able to edit super-module values from the Storyboard page, with no code required! Any changes users make will be added to their project as a commit.

Multi-Platform Settings, Two-Factor Authentication (Coming soon)

October 13, 2021

New Features:

Two-Factor Authentication (Coming soon) - In the next update, we'll be releasing two-factor authentication for all users with Admin access to our dashboard - this enhances security for our users. Users will now be prompted to set up 2FA next time they log in - this is required for Crowdbotics staff, and optional for all other users who want to enhance their login security. In traditional 2FA fashion, the Initial setup will include a one-time use recovery code in case you lose your 2FA device.

Multi-Platform Setting - Allowing the ability to change the settings for the platforms from the build status page - to show/support this feature we have visually enhanced build status cards - build status now has separate cards with actions specific to the card. We have also added swimlanes for different types (Staging, Development, Production).

Module Options, iOS Data Privacy Options, Filter Invoices by App

September 30, 2021

New Features:

Module Options: We are releasing the first version of Module Options, with support for the Django Articles, React Native Login, and React Native App Menu modules. Users will now be able to edit modules -- important configuration values for a given module -- from the Storyboard page, with no code required. Any changes users make will be added to their project as a commit. Documentation for the feature is available here: Module Options

iOS Data Privacy Options: Added support for allowing users to adjust their iOS apps privacy collection settings from their dashboard. This is step 1 of streamlining the process from getting your app built on CB to the app store, all within the platform.

Filter invoices by app: Users will now be able to view all their invoices with the ability to filter by specific app/project.

Bug Fixes:

Disabled scrolling in task pages: Certain tabs in the task page caused a scroll bar to appear which cropped off the rest of the page.

Comma usage + Cost alignment: Comma usage has been fixed now for values larger than 3 digits.

Admin user permissions: On certain pages, admin users were no longer able to view tasks.

Search button alignment: In some cases, users were reporting that the search box appeared outside the designated card body.

GPT-3 Layout Generator Beta, Screen Navigation

November 11, 2020

GPT-3 Layout Generator (beta)- Describe screen layout and functionality  Crowdbotics's GPT-3 Layout Generator will suggest React Native code, which you can copy and paste into the Code Editor tab.

GPT-3 Model Generator (beta) - Describe model functionality in plain language, and Crowdbotics's GPT-3 Model Generator will suggest new data models that can then easily be added to your project.

Visual Editor Screen Navigation - Create smart navigation between screens in the Crowbotics Visual Editor using an a image, button, icon, or text element on the canvas.  Navigation actions also represent connections between modules on the Storyboard.

Code Editor

October 29, 2020

Coder Editor - Edit source code for each screen in your application from with the Visual Editor. Access source files directly and preview updates updates as you make changes.

Edit Module Code -Create and edit multiple code files associated with modules from the Code tab of the Visual Editor. When a module is shared publicly, the module creator can provide instructions for properly setting up the module for use in a new target project. When installed into a project, all relevant files will also be installed and available. Setup instructions can be viewed until user dismisses them.

Verified Modules, Clone Screens

August 18, 2020

Verified Modules - “Verified” tag indicates recommended modules.

Clone Screens - Clone screen layouts created Visual Editor for use in the Storyboard tool.

Additional Updates
  • SSO login to the Crowdbotics forum - Users are automatically logged into the Crowdbotics Forum ( when logged in to the Crowdbotics App Builder (
  • Drag, drop, and reorder elements in the App Builder hierarchy tree
  • Font family selection available for text elements in Visual Editor.

Plugins and Visual Editor UI Updates

July 24, 2020

Updated Visual Editor UI - View element hierarchy, select and edit canvas properties, and more

Introduction of AP 'Plugins' - Create and add connections to external APIs

Additional Updates
  • Zoom within the Visual Editor for a closer look at canvas elements.
  • Rename modules on your Storyboard for easy organization.
  • Extended support for many Visual Editor element properties and code generation.

Improved App Builder User Interface

May 22, 2020

Improved App Builder User Interface (UI) - The App Status page now includes an embedded preview so you can easily check out the latest deployment of your app. The simplified navigation bar focuses on the core editing tools. The link to your GitHub repository, Admin Panel credentials, and other links and settings can now be found on the App Settings page.

Additional Updates
  • Updated Storyboard Editor layout: browse and add modules or app templates to your project using the tabs on the right side of the page.
  • You can now see whether each team member has connected their GitHub account and joined the project repository, and resend the repo invitation if necessary.
  • Storyboard Editor is default application view.
  • Payment methods have been moved to the Account Settings page.
  • Common Knowledge Base Articles and other documentation added to the Help & Support page.
  • Support form added to Help & Support page .
  • Save your current app as a template has been moved to a dropdown item from the Save button on the Storyboard page.

Visual Screen Editor

April 24, 2020

Introducing the Crowdbotics Screen Editor: The Crowdbotics Screen Editor enables users to visually assemble application interfaces without writing any code. Drag and drop elements to create layouts, edit properties to customize the appearance of your screen, and preview the app on different device sizes.

Additional Updates
  • Users can now cancel a deployment that has been started
  • Improved user flow for connecting custom domains to web applications
  • Simplified Crowdbotics dashboard navigation
  • Option to hide the secondary navbar on large screens
  • Users can now copy server logs to their clipboard to paste into a text editor for easy analysis

Review Applicant Details For Open Hires

April 9, 2020

Reviewing developer applicants is easier than ever. From the Team page, select “See Applicants” for your active job posting to view candidate details. Select a PM or Developer to help you build your project.

Additional Updates
  • Improved layout of task templates on Task page
  • Improved appearance of notifications panel contents
  • Scroll position of server logs is now maintained, even as new entries appear
  • Slide-in panel UX introduced for easier app plan changes
  • Number of times a template has been previously been applied is displayed

Data Template Previews

April 7, 2020

App Templates are now easier to use. Templates display the author and verified status and are sorted to feature verified Crowdbotics-created templates first. Check out some of the templates the Crowdbotics Team has created to help you get started building faster!

App templates now show a preview of the data models in addition to the storyboard canvas.

Additional Updates
  • Responsive layout for Time Reports page for better UX on mobile
  • Shared app link can be shared with non-Crowdbotics users without mandatory signup
  • Task templates panel more compact and added infinite scroll
  • Inactive and unpaid tasks are now archived and hidden
  • Option for duplicate model and self-referencing foreign keys enabled
  • Task 'Status' added for Professional Services users

Storyboard Templates & Hiring From Your Crowdbotics Dashboard

March 31, 2020

Introducing Storyboard Templates: You can now browse and use pre-built storyboards in your app to skip storyboarding individual steps and user flows in your app. Add complete modules, connections, and data models from our library to save time and release faster. When your app is finished, you can also now save it as a template to share with other Crowdbotics users.

Hiring through your Crowdbotics Dashboard just got a whole lot easier. Our new and improved Hire Request Form lets you search the Crowdbotics developer community for custom roles, cross-post requests, or offload your hiring needs entirely to our team.

Additional Updates
  • Reports icon displays in primary navigation bar for easy access
  • Default Gravatar image now uses HTTPS
  • Fixed bug related to uploading a preview image when editing a module
  • Fixed unexpected behaviors on Model Editor page when discarding unsaved changes
  • New copy in Models tab of Overview widget clarifies when app is still being generated
  • User notification added to warn user when internet connection is interrupted
  • User notifications preferences are now stored with the account, instead of the browser