Extend Rally With Apps

An app allows for the combination of data from more than one source into a single integrated page within Rally. Rally offers custom apps and managed apps. A catalog of managed apps is available to Rally users. These managed apps can be easily installed in custom pages within Rally, or on your dashboard.

Custom apps combine the information you have stored in Rally with HTML, JavaScript, and an API to render and manipulate data to suit your specific needs.

Use apps includes the following:

Create a custom page and add apps

You may create a custom page containing managed and custom apps with HTML or JavaScript to display reports, graphs and other information:

  1. Hover over the My Home tab and select the + New Page link.
  2. Enter a Name for the custom page and click Save. Your new custom page displays.
  3. New Create Custom Page window
  4. Select a page layout option. You can always come back and change this setting later.
  5. Click the Start adding apps link.
  6. Layout and add apps options
  7. Search or use the tree view to select an app from the App Catalog window and click Add This App.

Edit custom page settings

Use the Customize Page menu to add additional apps to the page, share the page with other users in the workspace, copy the page, or change the layout:

Customize Page menu

Click here to learn more about working with custom pages.

App basics

Use the gear icon at the top of each app to adjust settings or remove the app:

App basics

Move apps

Click on the the top blue bar of the app and drag the app into one of the columns. You can drag the app above or below any app that is currently in the column you are moving it to.

Edit settings

Each app has its own settings menu. Click the gear icon at the top of the app and select Edit Settings.

App settings

The options present in the settings menu will vary based on the app. To view available settings and features for an app, click the name in the App Catalog listing below to navigate to the app's help page.

Delete apps

Click on the gear icon at the top of the app and select Delete App.

View custom code

The Custom HTML app is used to host custom app code. To view your custom source code for further editing and troubleshooting, click the gear icon at the top of a Custom HTML app and select View Source.

View source code

Adjust app height

To increase or decrease the vertical size of an app, click and drag the gripper icon at the bottom of of the pane:

Gripper icon

Some apps, such as boards and custom apps, can automatically adjust the vertical space to display all visible data. To enable this setting, click the gear icon at the top of the app and select Edit Settings. In the app settings menu, check the Auto Height check box.


  • If gripper icon is not present at the bottom of an app, the vertical size cannot be adjusted.
  • Manually adjusting the vertical size by dragging with the gripper icon will uncheck the Auto Height setting, if applicable.
  • The Auto Height setting can only be enabled when there is only one app in a dashboard or custom page column. Moving an app underneath one with the Auto Height setting enabled will de-select the option.
  • Apps that support the Auto Height setting will have it enabled when the app is installed, if there are no other apps in the column.
  • To print the full contents of an app through the right-click menu, disable the Auto Height setting first.

View full screen

You may run apps in full screen mode, which allows you to view the contents of the app without the Rally header, menus, or panel frame. This can be particularly useful for viewing larger apps, or when screen space is limited, such as on a projector. To view an app in full screen, click the gear icon at the top of the app and select View Full Screen.

Full screen mode

To exit full screen mode, click the link at the top of the screen or press the Esc key.

Note: Some features may not work properly when viewing an app in full screen.

Custom apps

The Rally app catalog also contains customizable apps. You may install these apps to manipulate Rally data, use your own custom code, or access external web resources.

Install the Custom HTML app from the catalog to insert your own custom HTML or Javascript code:

Custom HTML

Install the Custom Grid app to enter field queries to sort and filter Rally data in a grid-based format:

Custom Grid

Install the Custom URL app to view external web resources or websites within a custom page:

Custom URL


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