Getting Started with Apps
This section gives a high level idea about Pollination apps, the knowledge needed to build them, and how to get started if you want build them.
A Pollination app is a way to capture a workflow in a web application. Examples of these workflows are customized weather data visualization, running simulations on models prepared in a CAD environment, post-processing the results of a simulation, and visualizing the results back into the CAD environment.
Pollination handles the distribution of apps for you. Once you have written an app, with pollination resources, you can deploy these apps to Pollination cloud in minutes and the app will be available to your organization or your users on the web and their CAD environments using Pollination CAD plugins. By default, a deployed app is public to everyone. However, you have the choice to make it private to your organization.
We have several public examples of apps deployed on Pollination. Make sure to look at these examples to get an idea of how to put together an app. Next, you will see guides for several of the common workflows used in most of the apps.