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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 learned how you can manage and monitor various app usage activities including app sync performance and certain administrative activities by using the Manage tab of the app editor.

We learned how you can deploy an app through the Manage | Deploy tab. App deployment is necessary because you can add more than 10 users to the deployed app and all app features such as automation emails going to the intended recipients are enabled in a deployed app. You learned how you or an app user can perform data recovery.

We also learned how we can perform app version management through the Manage | Versions tab. Version management is one of the critical tasks that you will need throughout the life cycle of an app, as you make changes to the app to meet the often-changing business needs that any app supports.

Moreover, we learned how we can monitor app usage activities through the Manage | Monitor tab. You can monitor usage statistics for a recent time period through...