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    Meet at the Google Cloud Next conference?

    Are any of you going to the Next conference in San Francisco? I will be there July 24th thru 26th. Would love to meet in person if you are attending.

    Do you want to beta test this app? Check it here


    07 Jul 2018 Google+ Community Update 10960 Community Members

    System outage ...

    AppSheet is down at the moment. There is some problem with one of the central cache servers that controls the access tokens. We're working on it and will keep you posted


    30 Jun 2018 Google+ Community Update 10879 Community Members

    We just launched our Feature Request AppSheet app as a place for AppSheet creators to post their request. You can also comment and vote on other's request.
    The idea behind the app is to let us see more clearly which features are most wanted by the community.
    We did our best to add previous requests to the app, but we probably missed some.
    www.appsheet.com/feature-requests

    If you have any feedback about the app itself, please let me know.


    27 Jun 2018 Google+ Community Update 10844 Community Members

    RECENT ACTIVITY AND WORK IN PROGRESS

    As many of you know, our product goes through periods of high frequency feature updates and then periods that seem to be slow. Of late, it may feel like things have been slow. Here's why.

    Engineers at AppSheet work on four kinds of things: (a) support, investigations and bug fixes, (b) new incremental features requested by customers, (c) infrastructural improvements that are not visible but improve performance or scale or stability, (d) significant new features that take a lot of time to develop.

    When there is a lull in (b), I wish it were because we were partying or enjoying summertime in Seattle :). But actually, it is because many engineers are engaged with (c) and (d).

    Here's are some examples:
    1) Phil has been working on the programmatic API and Zapier integration
    2) Harry has been working on an automated infrastructure to let you capture app interactions for replay, testing, and automated playback on physical devices
    3) Brian has been working on enabling servers in locations other than the US
    4) Tony has been working on Spec and the use of NLP and machine learning for app creation
    5) Adam has been completely revamping the way data is stored on devices. This change, while transparent to you, will be really significant in enabling larger data sets, faster compression, and device-side encryption
    6) Gil has been working through a variety of issues that were causing crashes on lower-end Android devices. He is also reworking some of the whitelabel implementation. In his spare time, he's been doing new features like NFC support.
    7) Ivan is upgrading our iOS app to utilize some of the newer iOS platform improvements
    8) Praveen is working on integrations with other systems, with Slack being a particular focus.
    9) Though not technically engineers, Peter in our product marketing team has been integrating Intercom with the app editor to provide onboarding for new users. Gwen is working on enabling user communities by topic and by geography.

    Each of these is going to be very valuable to some of you, but they each require significant upfront investment. All the same, I know that many of you have requested features and are waiting on them. I appreciate your patience and want to reiterate that we are not ignoring you or your requests.

    a) In the next few days, we'll be sharing a public list of feature requests that all our customers can see, add to, and vote on. This doesn't mean we will strictly follow the order of votes, but it will definitely influence us strongly.
    b) We are actively expanding our engineering team to scale up our efforts as well.

    Please feel free to send us (and/or me personally: [email protected]) your feedback at any time.


    23 Jun 2018 Google+ Community Update 10805 Community Members

    Version 12.2

    What’s New

    Added support for uploading files from mobile devices.
    Dynamic shortcuts - Press and hold the app icon to see recently accessed apps, then drag apps to your homescreen to add a shortcut {require Android 7.1 or higher}.
    Minor bug fixes.


    19 Jun 2018 Google Play Release Update

    Web API Beta Release

    If you are interested in beta testing the new Web API feature described below please let us know.

    You can invoke the Web API from a Zapier "Zap" if you are enrolled in the beta program.


    06 Jun 2018 Google+ Community Update 10658 Community Members

    What AppSheet Enhancements Would You Like?

    We are collecting ideas for AppSheet enhancements. What new services, platforms, and device capabilities you would like us to integrate with AppSheet?

    For example, people have asked us to integrate:
    1. Payment system like Stripe or Square
    2. Data providers like Firebase.
    3. Printer support
    4. Web services like Zapier or IFTTT (If This Then That)


    04 Jun 2018 Google+ Community Update 10648 Community Members

    New security options

    You'll see a new tab 'Security -> Options' in the app editor. It has three new options:

    a) Encrypt local data: this is not yet live, but we're starting to rollout the ability to encrypt the data that is maintained on the device.

    b) Secure PDFs: by default, PDFs accessed from the app (via the File column type) do not enforce app access security. This is because users often want to view the PDF in an external viewer or browser. If you enable this option, then the PDFs will only be visible when viewed from within the AppSheet app. A few weeks ago, we had tried transparently enabling this option, but that caused problems for some people. So now, we've made it an option.

    c) Secure image access: by default, images accessed from the app (via the Image/Signature/Thumbnail/Drawing types) do not enforce app access security. This is because images are often viewed outside the app (eg: in a workflow email). If you enable this option, then images will only be visible within the AppSheet app.


    27 May 2018 Google+ Community Update 10584 Community Members

    Request for a product review

    I have a request for those of you who use AppSheet and have encouraging things to say :]. There is a well-known review site called G2Crowd which is publishing a comparison of no-code platforms. At the moment, we fall short of the minimum number of reviews needed to qualify. We would much appreciate it if you could add a review.

    I will say upfront that it is a somewhat laborious process at G2Crowd. It will take about 10 minutes to complete and they want you to signin with LinkedIn. Apologies in advance!. Here is the link.

    https://www.g2crowd.com/products/appsheet/reviews


    11 May 2018 Google+ Community Update 10465 Community Members

    OUCH!

    +Grant Stead from our user community was asked by a client to evaluate Microsoft PowerApps instead of AppSheet. Here's his take. Of course I loved it only because Grant writes so well :]. If you like it, please take a second to "clap" on the Medium article.

    https://medium.com/@grantstead_36678/powerapps-a-frustrated-users-tale- 484af375f19


    08 May 2018 Google+ Community Update 10452 Community Members