We recently released four free apps for students, teachers, and administrators to be more productive with their mobile devices in school. We thought it would be a good idea to provide more details on how we built these apps with AppSheet so you can tweak and build your own apps for school, work, or life!
We created the Contact Directory app so you can keep a neat list of key contacts to easily reach people and map important locations at school. You can simply copy the app and replace its data with your own. Continue reading to learn more about how we built this app.
The contact directory app combines information available in three separate tables to provide students and staff with a quick reference to the key locations and contact information for a school. The app automatically converts phone numbers to action buttons so the user can call or text the number. It also shows a map with building locations so the app user can see the location of any of the contacts in the directory. The app is split into three views. One is a map, the second shows key contacts and the final view is a complete staff directory with phone numbers and locations.
The App Creator can easily update the spreadsheets that hold the data so the app users get the latest and greatest information regarding their school. This is a powerful way of sharing key information with a broad set of users while managing the content using a familiar tool: Spreadsheets.