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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


In this chapter, you were introduced to the actions and the app’s sync behavior. You learned about system actions and different action types: app actions, data change actions, external actions, and grouped actions. You also learned about the important settings required for configuring actions.

Among the data change actions, you were introduced to the four different data change actions. In navigation actions, we saw how deep link expressions allow you to create more specific navigation behaviors, such as filtered views, opening prefilled forms, or navigating to a different AppSheet app. You also learned how you can export data in CSV format to an app and import data in CSV format from the app.

Finally, you were introduced to the sync settings of an app that will enable an app to get data from and store data to the app’s data sources properly. You also learned how you can manage an app’s offline behavior.

In the next chapter, we will explore how...