Welcome back to Feature Friday! This week we're sharing a few new updates from the engineering team that can help improve your app security & performance.
Last month we introduced device-level encryption to AppSheet apps. This allows you to add an extra level of security to apps by encrypting the app data in the device. Many users already have phones encrypted and password protected by default; in this case, the feature would add an additional layer of security.
Navigate to Security > Options to find the encryption option as well as two other new additions: Secure PDF Access and Secure Image Access.
These two options limit PDFs and images to be rendered only within the app; no external app can open these files. For secure images, this also means that images cannot be included and rendered in AppSheet email and PDF reports. However, you should still have access to the files through your cloud drive.
We recently launched an AppSheet app where all app creators can submit, comment, and vote on feature requests. The app is managed and tracked by the engineering team and is a major resource for determining new platform features! Check out the app and let us know your thoughts.
Create an action that triggers the download of all rows available in a view. This is particularly helpful when you want to just download a subset of rows that belong to a slice and you want to share those rows as a CSV file.
We'll be adding more capabilities to the CSV functionality, including workflow exports. So stay tuned!
We've upgraded the on-device storage framework for our apps on Android and iOS devices. With the new framework, apps should experience performance improvements, especially in the amount of data that can be stored locally. This is helpful for apps that run offline and need to cache large data sets before they can be used in the field. All users will be migrated to the new device data store by the end of August, so you don't need to do anything to enable this in your apps. :)
What do you think about these features? Share your thoughts in community.appsheet.com.
See you next week!
Santiago is the VP of Product at AppSheet. He is a relentless customer advocate. He loves building partnerships and driving customer adoption. Prior to AppSheet, Santiago worked at Microsoft, got an MBA from CMU and worked in international trade development in New York and Bogota, Colombia.