Nothing to actually showcase here, but rather just a short story to tell that demonstrates the power of Glide, and one of many reasons why I love it so much.
Late on this past Friday afternoon I was presented with a little challenge:
“We have this document, and we need most of our employees (about 500 of them) to sign a copy. Is there anything you can do to help with this? Oh, and we need it by Monday”
hmm, okay… hold my beer
A handful of hours over the weekend in the Glide Builder - and with a sprinkling of Apps Script and Make magic - and I was able to deliver a fully functioning app first thing on Monday morning
- When a user signs into the app, they are presented with the content of the document, and prompted to acknowledge that they have read it and sign with their finger.
- The uploaded signature is then added to a GDoc template, along with the users personal details.
- The GDoc is then converted to a PDF, a copy is emailed to the user, and another copy is stored elsewhere for HR records.
- A separate Admin dashboard in the app allows tracking of who has/hasn’t signed the document, and identification of those that need a nudge to get it done.
Nothing particularly special, and a very simple app and use case. But it turned what otherwise would have been a mad rush and a really messy exercise into a metaphorical walk in the park
I love Glide