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Eddie Wang
 |  January 03, 2019

The AppSheet platform launched in 2014 as a simple tool to build mobile apps from spreadsheets. And when we say simple, we mean simple... circa July 2014 launch date. Yes, even SaaS companies have their awkward teenage years!

Fortunately, we’ve come a long way since then! A rich set of features rolled out over the past four years have enabled app creators around the world to build more than one million apps on the platform, serving everyone from renewable energy leaders in Africa to Fortune 500 corporations.

With so much progress, it can be difficult to remember everything the AppSheet platform is capable of doing. With that in mind, we’ve created an infographic that highlights the basic building blocks you’d find in an AppSheet app.

  1. Multi-Platform Support
  2. Data Integration
  3. Data Visualization
  4. Data Capture
  5. UI/UX Customization
  6. Automated Workflow
  7. Hybrid Cloud-Enabled

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Multi-Platform Support

The AppSheet platform allows anyone to build an app for iOS, Android, and the web without ever having to write a line of code. Apps function seamlessly across any standard device type. As a bonus, never worry again about updating your app for the latest iOS and Android updates. The AppSheet team makes it a point to test and debug new software updates.

Data Integration

AppSheet integrates with a number of different data sources. Our platform works seamlessly whether you’re using G-Suite, Office, SQL, or other leading data providers as your primary data source.

You can connect a single app to multiple sources of data to simplify your data input, management, and reporting processes. Or use data slices and private tables to control how your data appears to users.

Data Visualization

Integrating and safely storing data is a great starting point, but properly leveraging that data for mobile is where AppSheet shines. Choose to display your data through many different types of views including maps, charts, calendars, galleries, dashboards, tables, and more.

Data Capture

Capture data on-the-go with text, images, pre-filled checkboxes, QR codes, barcodes, signatures, GPS and more. The vast majority of our customers utilize some form of data capture to streamline and standardize their field data collection processes.

User Interface (UI) & User Experience (UX) Customization

Proper design should be not only be beautiful but functional as well. Customize colors, icons, images, fonts, and other standard tools to make your app shine. Conditional formatting rules allow you to customize the app’s layout depending on certain situations, and custom forms make on-the-go data collection a powerful, frictionless process.

Automated Workflow

Customize your user experience with powerful actions to easily make data changes, navigate your app, send external messages and create workflow rules to automate processes and reporting based on key app triggers or preset times.

Hybrid Cloud Enablement

Do you need to include secure data that does not reside on a cloud? Connect AppSheet to an on-premise database using our DreamFactory integration. Also, take advantage of offline accessibility in cellular dead zones (e.g. a manufacturing plant, oil rig, or field survey) and sync whenever you regain access.

Curious to learn more? Check back next week for our “AppSheet for the Enterprise Cheat Sheet” where we’ll provide an overview of the enterprise-grade features that are powering organizations around the world.

Also, let us know in the comments what features you’re planning on integrating next!

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