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Start developing your projects conveniently and intuitively by building your application on an application template. When you create an application on a template, you save time because you reuse key elements of an existing application, such as case types or data types.

You can choose a default application that Pega Platform provides, or create custom templates.
Before you begin: If you plan to use a custom application template, configure the template for reuse. For more information, see Configuring applications for reuse. If you plan to collaborate with users without an operator ID, configure the Default email account. For more information, see Creating an email account in Dev Studio.
Note: If you build your application on a custom template, fields to complete and the creation process might vary.
  1. Choose a type of application to create:

    • To use the Pega Cosmos design system as a basis for your interface, click Cosmos.
    • To build directly on Pega Platform, click Classic.
    • To build your application on an application template, hover over the application name, and then click Learn more.

      For more information, see the implementation guide for your application.

    • To search for an application template, click Search all types.
  2. Click Use this application type.

  3. If you build your application on a custom template, and you want to reuse resources from the application, such as case types or data types, import the resources to your new application:

    1. In the Select case types section, select the check box next to each relevant case type.

    2. Click Continue.

    3. In the Select data types section, select the check box next to each relevant data type.

    4. Click Continue.

  4. In the Name your application field, enter a unique name for your application.

  5. Optional:

    To configure a custom class structure or organization, click Advanced configuration.

    For more information about the settings that you can change, see Configuring advanced settings for new applications.

  6. Click Create application.

  7. Optional:

    To develop your application more quickly, in the Optionally, add users section, create a team:

    1. In the text field, press the Down arrow key, and then select a user name or an email address.

      If you enter an email address that is new in the system, the system creates a new user.

    2. Control which type of access the user has to your application by selecting a role in the list.

    3. Click Add.

      Note: If an email account error occurs when you add a user, take note of the user ID and generated password, because the user may not receive these credentials in an email.
  8. Click Go to app.

  • Styling your application with design systems

    Design systems help you introduce consistency to the applications that you build. By choosing to use a design system, you can scale your designs to maintain a unified presence across a number of platforms with less effort.

  • Configuring applications for reuse

    To save time and immediately start application development, make your application available as a template. When you save your application as a template, other users can quickly build a new application from that sample. The newly created application automatically inherits template logic, data, and personas.

  • App Studio overview

    Turn your application development into a no-code, user-friendly experience by working in App Studio. In this authoring environment, you can configure the main elements of your applications that include templates for your business processes, personas that are involved in the processes, interaction channels, and data.

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