Mobile apps 'driven' by the structure of data

A mobile app created by AppSheet is completely driven by the structure of the data.

  • The app can show various pre-defined views of the data. As the app creator, you specify and customize the views shown.
  • The individual data values are presented based on their type. For example, an address is automatically geocoded and shown on a map. A phone number can be dialed or texted when selected.
  • If the app permits data to be added or updated, it automatically generates an input form based on the structure of the data. Based on the column type, the input mechanism is automatically chosen. For example, an image column automatically launches a camera.

So in short, the app creator defines the structure of data and configures the presentation of the data, but all of the detailed behaviors of the app are automatically driven by the data.

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