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Democratizing Application Development with AppSheet

By : Koichi Tsuji, Suvrutt Gurjar, Takuya Miyai
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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)
1
Part 1 – Introduction and Getting Started
3
Part 2 – App Editor and Main Features
10
Part 3 – Advanced Features and External Services
14
Part 4 – App Templates and Tricks for App Building

Preface

This book enables citizen developers to create their own simple or complex hybrid apps for business or personal use. It teaches you how to combine features so that an app is efficient and easy to use for the end user. Many citizen developers regularly use spreadsheets in their business and day-to-day jobs. They can use the AppSheet platform to take their spreadsheet work to the next level with its ease of use. The AppSheet platform allows citizen developers to run their businesses more efficiently and manage them in the field, beyond the office.

As the book progresses, you will learn how the AppSheet editor works and how it is used to configure, test, and deploy an app. You will learn how to effectively use data sources, create app views, and deploy actions, and discover how you can make your app secure through security options and user-friendly through UX options. You will learn how to create, store in the cloud, and send files through emails by using AppSheet Automation bots. You will learn how to integrate third-party services. Also, you will build an app throughout the book so that you get hands-on experience.

By the end of this book, you will be able to build medium-complexity AppSheet apps using the AppSheet features discussed in the book.