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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, we reviewed how to share your app with users as well as how to control the permission levels in a few different ways. Both sharing apps with users and controlling the permission levels are processes that need to be considered regardless of the type and purpose of the app you are creating in AppSheet. They are always essential in app development processes. We hope you have learned how to share your apps with users once they are ready to test and deploy, as well as control the permission levels assigned to each app user. AppSheet is a tool for generating business applications, which means it will usually contain sensitive data that must be carefully handled. With the knowledge you learned in this chapter, you should be able to control and alter each app user’s experience with your app.

Now, you have learned how to share your app for testing and your app might be ready to deploy. In the following chapter, we will discuss the required processes before...