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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

Performing app version management

Whenever you make changes to an app in the app editor and save those changes, the app editor creates a new version of the app. The app editor also records the details of the changes you have made. The versions list can help you revert to an earlier version. The Manage | Versions option shows you the previous app versions as well as having some other sub-options, as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 7.10 – App version management options

As shown in the screenshot, the Manage | Versions option allows you to do the following:

  • View the previous versions of an app and restore the app to a previous version.
  • Upgrade the version of an app to a new version for all users.
  • Define a stable version of the app as the version that the users will see until you define a new stable version.

We will understand all these version management options in detail.

The version history of an app

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