Introducing Tour Preloading
We’ve just introduced support for preloading tours in Tour My App.
What is tour preloading?
Normally, when a tour is run, the tour data is downloaded from the server and then displayed on the screen. This process may lead to a short delay (usually less than a second) while the tour data is downloaded. When we know that the user is likely to trigger a particular tour on a page, we can preload the tour data so that the tour can be displayed immediately. Here is an example:
The page contains a help button
When the user clicks help, a tour is triggered to walk the user through the page
If we preload the tour, the required data will be downloaded in the background immediately after the page loads
So when the user clicks the help button, the tour is displayed immediately without needing to download the data
How do you implement tour preloading?
The way to preload a tour is to add this line just after the tour.start() line in the integration:
Use the preloading feature for cases which require a user interaction to run a tour. It is not needed for tours that are run automatically when a user visits a page. (Click here for more on different ways to trigger a tour)