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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


This chapter has covered the UX pane of AppSheet in its entirety, and we spent most of our time discussing views. AppSheet provides a number of different options to control view style and appearance, which gives us the flexibility to change the UX of our app.

Some argue that AppSheet does not have great flexibility to control a view style, but we have the opposite opinion. We have found a high level of flexibility in AppSheet that lets us change the view styles. However, we hope that the AppSheet team will add more functionality in the future.

Once again, it will be difficult to remember all the options we discussed here simply by reading through this chapter once. When you start your journey with AppSheet, please open this chapter once again to refresh your skills to improve the UX of your apps.

During the course of this chapter, we looked at the use of AppSheet expressions, which are functions used everywhere in the AppSheet editor. We also covered branding and localization...