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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

AppSheet is growing endlessly

AppSheet is growing every day. New functionalities and features, as well as the enhancement of the existing functions, are added to the platform all the time. The knowledge we have today about AppSheet would become out of date if we stopped continuing to learn.

Looking back at 2021 and 2022, we witnessed a series of new changes that enhanced the AppSheet capabilities and let app creators do more. For instance, there is now powerful integration with a series of Google Workspace products. AppSheet is a pure no-code platform, but it now controls another Google solution, Google Apps Script, which is a low-code service. Yes, it requires knowledge of coding, but, indeed, AppSheet has now made something possible that was previously believed impossible, in just a few years.

As of writing this book in late 2022, a number of new features, such as the new desktop UX and the new data connection to AppSheet’s database, are in play. They are expected to...