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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

Reviewing the basics of the UX pane

Let’s focus on the UX pane in AppSheet. It is a collection of various settings to control the visible parts of your app.

Figure 3.1 – The UX pane

Once you select the UX pane, you will see various options as tabs on the top of the screen. The view tab is significantly important as you will be setting up all of the views through this particular tab. This is the place you will visit the most while creating the app.

Apart from the view tab, there are other tabs that will be reviewed later in this chapter. To start the discussion for this chapter, let’s focus on the view tab first.

The view tab is the place you will work on all of the views you have within your app. The view tab gives you full control to customize the app’s views in detail. During the app development process, you may need to create a new view, customize it, hide unnecessary views, or relocate the position of a view inside the...