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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

Analyzing app features and transferring the app ownership

The Manage | Author tab has three major sub-options and three more miscellaneous options. In this chapter, you will learn how you can use the Author tab’s two sub-options:

  • Plan requirements: You can use this option for analyzing app features.
  • Transfer: You can use this option for transferring your app’s ownership to someone else.

The Author tab also has a third sub-option titled Author | Team Work that allows you to share your apps with your team (as defined in the AppSheet account) or share your apps as public sample apps that anyone can browse or copy if the user has an AppSheet account ID. You will learn about those Team Work options in Chapter 11.

The Author tab has yet three more sub-options: Editor Settings, Copy App, and Delete App, used for enabling/disabling certain app editor settings and for copying or deleting apps. You will understand those options by the end of this chapter as...