The Ignition Perspective App is a native mobile application that can be downloaded and installed on Android and iOS mobile devices. It provides users with a single location to access all of their Perspective projects. While a Perspective Session can be launched from a mobile device's web browser, the Perspective App enables the use of many built in pieces of hardware within your mobile device, such as the camera, the accelerometer, or the NFC Scanner. Data from these tools can be pulled into the Perspective Session and used in various ways: a barcode can be scanned and the data inserted into a database, the accelerometer can be used to remote control a device with motion rather than buttons, or an NFC tag can provide vital information about a system. For information about setting up native app actions in Perspective, see Perspective Events and Actions.

Download the App

You can download the Ignition Perspective App from a local online app stores, such as the Google Play Store for Android or the App Store for iOS. 

  1. In your app store, search for Ignition Perspective.
  2. Click the Install button.

  3. Once installation is complete, click the Open button, or click on the Perspective   icon on your device's home screen.

  4. The homepage is displayed. This will show a list of your projects. Initially, just the OnlineDemo is listed.

Launch a Perspective Session

On the home screen, you can launch the Online Demo, which is on the Ignition 8.0 Demo Server or launch a project on a different Gateway.

Launch the Online Demo

To launch the demo, just click the Perspective icon or click on the demo description.

Launch a Project

  1. To launch a different project, click the Plus   icon in the lower right corner of your screen. 
  2. You then have two options:
    • Scan a QR Code
    • Search for an available Gateway with Perspective projects.

  3. For this example, we'll search for available Gateways. Click on Gateway Search.

  4. Select the Gateway you want to connect to.

    1. If the Perspective App doesn't find the Gateway automatically, you can manually input a Gateway host name and port. Click on Manually Input Gateway.
    2. Type in the host name including the port, for example:

  5. Click on the project you want to open.

  6. If security is set up on the project, you'll be prompted to sign in with your credentials.

Switch to a Different Application

When you are running a project or the demo app, you can switch to a different application, as follows:

  1. Click the App Bar   icon (down arrow in the lower right corner. 
  2. Click the Exit   icon. 
  3. At the confirmation prompt, click Exit

Additional Options

Click on the Search    icon at the top of the screen to filter the project list.

Click on the Settings  icon at the top of the screen to view the settings for the Perspective app. Here you can organize your list of available Gateways. You can also turn the Auto-Launch option on and select a project that will be automatically launched when the Perspective App is opened on this device. 

Managed Configurations

The Ignition Perspective App can be configured via iOS and Android enterprise services (as defined by the AppConfig Community ), allowing third-party tools to install the app with some initial configurations. The actual configurations are pushed out by the Enterprise Mobile Management (EMM) solution, so there are no configurations to be made on the Ignition side. However, the following keys will be made available to the EMM solution.


Contains keys that control the auto-launch capability of the app, allowing you to determine if the app should immediately launch into a project or not. Contains the following keys:

auto_launch_lockedIf true, prevents user from disabling auto-launch or changing the auto-launch URL within the app. 
prevent_exitIf true, prevents the user from exiting the auto launched project.
auto_launch_urlIf set with a project URL, auto launch is enabled and the project specified in the URL will automatically launch upon startup of the app.

hide_demoIf true, the built-in demo project will become hidden. 

Allows you to add projects to the main app page. Each application has the following keys:


A URL leading directly to the application, for example:




aliasThe name for the application, as it will appear in the project list. 
is_favoriteSets this project as a favorite. 


Allows you to add Gateways to the Recent Gateways list. Each gateway has the following key:


A URL to the Gateway you'd like to add to the list, for example: