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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)
Part 1 – Introduction and Getting Started
Part 2 – App Editor and Main Features
Part 3 – Advanced Features and External Services
Part 4 – App Templates and Tricks for App Building

UX – view types

At the time of writing, 11 different types of views are available. Roughly speaking, view types are categorized into the following:

  • Single-sheet-type views
  • List-type views
  • Other types

The single-sheet-type views are represented by views such as the detail and form view. The data in those views comes from a single record from the table. Next, the list-type views are represented by table, deck, and card, among others, where the view is used to present a set of records as a list. There are a few view types available that are categorized as other, such as dashboard and chart views.

As mentioned earlier, each view type has its own set of options that vary based on the view type you select. Let’s now dive into the details for each view type. While we are going through the next section, we will try to mention as many of the options as possible so that you are fully aware of what sort of options you will have with each view type.