Highlighting a few Library Custom Widgets

Have you seen the recent releases in the library? Many customers are using them to enhance their apps and solve new use cases with Tulip. 5 popular ones are featured below.

  1. Radar chart widget for 5S results
  2. Image annotation widget - e.g. to capture defect details on part photos
  3. Tool Tip widget- add call outs to explain details of your application to users
  4. Looper widget - run loops in your apps
  5. Basic UI Template - Help with common layouts

1. 5S Radar Chart Widget Unit Test

Have you ever wanted to compare your 5S audit results to a set target or goal? The 5S Radar Chart Widget allows you to add a radar or spider chart to your Tulip application to show results from a single 5S audit or multiple 5S audits compared to your target or goal. This widget gives you a great visual representation of your current 5S scores versus target scores and allows you to quickly see what areas are doing well and what areas need improvement.

5S Radar Chart

2. Image Annotation Widget Unit Test

The Image Annotation Custom Widget allows you to make annotations onto an image in Tulip and save this annotated image to a table record. Some potential use cases for this widget are:

  • Identifying and annotating faulty machine parts
  • Pointing out a specific issue when creating a defect report
  • Providing managers with specific notes to review errors
  • Can be used in all defect tracking applications

This widget allows you to more accurately highlight any defects or issues.

Image Annotation

3. Tool-Tip Widget Unit Test

Have you ever wanted to provide additional instructions to an operator without cluttering your Tulip application? The Tool-Tip widget adds a tiny ‘?’ icon onto your Tulip application, allowing you to provide more context for an operator when hovered over by a mouse. This can be used to answer commonly asked questions or provide additional instructions that you may not want to feature prominently on your application.

Tool Tip

4. Looper Widget Unit Test

Have you ever wanted to mass update Tulip Table Records? You can now do that with the Looper Widget available on the Tulip Library. The Looper Widget allows you to create an array of records that you can then apply a mass update action to. The Looper Widget can be used to mass update the status of parts/defect reports.


5. Tulip Template Applications

Template for Work Instructions

Have you thought about digitizing your work instructions in a Tulip application? The template for Work Instructions application provides a starting point for building out your very own work instructions application. This application provides different layouts as examples and ideas for creating your own work instruction steps. Quickly copy step layouts to build new work instructions faster, and configure each template to your needs.

Template for Work Instructions

Basic Desktop Templates

The Basic Desktop Templates are an easy way to get started building standardized Tulip apps for desktops. The new step of templates for Tulip apps is designed to be the starting point for any new app creation. They are not specific to any application type. The goal is to provide the user with a blueprint with basic design elements and transitions so that the user can focus on adding triggers and logic. Overall, these templates should constitute the first building block to help in the creation of new Tulip apps.


I’ve installed the library version of the Image Annotation Widget Unit Test and it seems to do everything apart from the final output image - it only shows the text annotation but not the drawing/scribble.

Is there a bug, or am I missing anything? Have taken the library version and published out of the box but no joy…