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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

Technical requirements

To assist you in learning about view types, we have prepared a sample app that you can access from the portfolio site for this book. You can find the Chapter 03_01 sample app at https://www.appsheet.com/templates/sample?appGuidString=e158a182-2b72-4fcc-818d-78c5cb7ecf6c to follow along. This sample app contains all the available view types produced using the same dataset on national parks in the US.

While you go through this chapter, we suggest you try out the hands-on exercises using our sample app from the aforementioned portfolio page. This is the most efficient way you can learn about each option for the different types of views. We also recommend that you revisit this chapter while you are developing apps, as we have organized this chapter to work as a guidebook and/or documentation for you.