Learn how to get started developing new features in your app

It's time to work on our application's value proposition: adding and tracking tasks! This is likely the most exciting part for you because it's where you get to change things and add your SaaS features to the template.

Routing Structure

Before getting started, let's take a look at the default page structure of the boilerplate is the following.

├── routes └── $.tsx └── _app.dashboard.tsx └── _app.settings._index.tsx └── _app.settings.organization._index.tsx └── _app.settings.organization.members._index.tsx └── _app.settings.organization.members.invite._index.tsx └── _app.settings.organization.tsx └── _app.settings.profile._index.tsx └── _app.settings.profile.authentication.tsx └── └── _app.settings.profile.password.tsx └── _app.settings.profile.tsx └── _app.settings.subscription._index.tsx └── _app.settings.tsx └── _app.tasks.$task.tsx └── _app.tasks._index.tsx └── _app.tsx └── _invite.tsx └── _site._index.tsx └── _site.about.tsx └── _site.faq.tsx └── _site.pricing.tsx └── _site.tsx └── admin._index.tsx └── admin.organizations.$id.members.tsx └── admin.organizations._index.tsx └── admin.tsx └── admin.users.$id.ban.ts └── admin.users.$id.impersonate.tsx └── admin.users.$id.reactivate.ts └── admin.users.$id.tsx └── admin.users._index.tsx └── auth.callback.tsx └── └── auth.password-reset.tsx └── auth.sign-in.tsx └── auth.sign-up.tsx └── auth.tsx └── auth.verify.tsx └── healthcheck.ts └── invite.$code.tsx └── onboarding._index.tsx └── resources.organizations.create.ts └── resources.organizations.members.$member.tsx └── resources.organizations.transfer-ownership.ts └── resources.stripe.checkout.tsx └── resources.stripe.portal.ts └── resources.stripe.webhook.ts

The routes are split in the following way:

  1. The website's pages are placed under the prefix _site
  2. The auth pages are placed under the prefix _auth
  3. The internal pages (behind auth) pages are placed under the prefix _app

Some pages in the "middle" are placed outside _app, such as the Invites page and the Onboarding flow. These require custom handling.

Setting the application's Home Page

By default, the application's home page is /dashboard; every time the user logs in, they're redirected to the page src/routes/_app.dashboard._index.tsx.

You can update the above by setting the application's home page path at configuration.paths.appHome.


Ok, so we want to add two pages to our application:

  1. Tasks List: A page to list all our tasks

  2. Task Detail: A page specific to the selected task

  3. List Page: we create a page index.tsx, which is accessible at the path /tasks

  4. Task Page: we create a page $task.tsx, which is accessible at the path /tasks/<taskID> where taskID is a dynamic variable that refers to the actual ID of the task

├── routes └── _app.tasks._index.tsx └── _app.tasks.$task.tsx

Adding Functionalities to your application

To add new functionalities to your application (in our case, tasks management), usually, you'd need the following things:

  1. First, we want to define our data model
  2. Once we're happy with the data model, we can create our Supabase hooks to write new tasks and then fetch the ones we created
  3. Then, we import and use our hooks within the components
  4. Finally, we add the components to the pages

Updating the Top header Navigation

To update the navigation menu, we need to update the NAVIGATION_CONFIG object in src/navigation-config.tsx.

import { Squares2X2Icon, Cog8ToothIcon } from "@heroicons/react/24/outline"; const NAVIGATION_CONFIG = { items: [ { label: 'common:dashboardTabLabel', path: configuration.paths.appHome, Icon: ({ className }: { className: string }) => { return <Squares2X2Icon className={className} />; }, }, { label: 'common:settingsTabLabel', path: '/settings', Icon: ({ className }: { className: string }) => { return <Cog8ToothIcon className={className} />; }, }, ], };

To add a new link to the header menu, we can add the following item in the NAVIGATION_CONFIG object:

import { Squares2X2Icon } from "@heroicons/react/24/outline"; { label: 'common:tasksTabLabel', path: '/tasks', Icon: ({ className }: { className: string }) => { return <Squares2X2Icon className={className} />; }, },

The result will be similar to the images below:

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