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Democratizing Application Development with AppSheet

By : Koichi Tsuji, Suvrutt Gurjar, Takuya Miyai
Book Image

Democratizing Application Development with AppSheet

By: Koichi Tsuji, Suvrutt Gurjar, Takuya Miyai

Overview of this book

Many citizen developers regularly use spreadsheets in their business and day-to-day jobs. With AppSheet, you can take your spreadsheets to the next level by enhancing their ease of use. The platform allows you to run your business efficiently and manage it in the field outside of an office or indoor environment. This book enables you to create your own simple or medium to complex hybrid apps for business or personal use. As a beginner to AppSheet, this book will show you how the AppSheet Editor works and how it is used to configure, test, and deploy an app and share it with others as users or co-authors. You’ll learn about widely used features such as how to use data sources, create app views and actions, construct expressions with AppSheet functions, and make your app secure through security and UX options. Next, you’ll create email/attachment templates and develop reports/documents based on templates, store in the cloud, and send files through emails. You’ll also understand how to integrate third-party services and monitor various usage statistics of your app. As you progress, you’ll explore various features with the help of sample apps that you create using the book. By the end of this book, you’ll have learned how to make the most of AppSheet to build powerful and efficient applications.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
1
Part 1 – Introduction and Getting Started
3
Part 2 – App Editor and Main Features
10
Part 3 – Advanced Features and External Services
14
Part 4 – App Templates and Tricks for App Building

Appendix

You have almost read through the whole book, and we hope you now have good knowledge of how to build an app using the various AppSheet features. Using the knowledge you have acquired throughout this book, it is time for you to start to build your own application with AppSheet suitable for your own business requirements. However, you may notice that you need more advanced knowledge and techniques to fulfill your own requirements while developing your apps. Once new advanced functionalities are required within your app, it is natural that you will be required to apply more advanced settings to implement the app’s behaviors and functionalities.

This book is designed for absolute beginners who are starting their journey with AppSheet. We have only mentioned the really basic things, which are the minimum things to know. The number of things AppSheet can do is extensive, and AppSheet can do what you believe is impossible. We hope you have got off to a good start with AppSheet...