Hello everyone, I just want to share these simple tests I’m creating because I think they can help the community. I created an app called Minimaker Labs, is just a sandbox to test some ideas and Glide features.
Right now I have 2 pages running:
Transend - Translate text and send it to any telephone number via SMS or Whatsapp
I used the Google Sheet function “GOOGLETRANSLATE” to translate (obviously) the text the user inputs.
To send SMS with the body using the translated text I had to change the button from “Send Message” action to just URL and added this: “sms://[phone-number]?&body=[text]”
For whatsapp: “https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=[phone-number]&text=[text]”
I also created a “contextual button”, if the phone number is blank, the “Send” buttons will be hidden and the visible button will show “Enter Phone First”.
Gas Prices - Show the gas stations, prices and address for the selected location.
I used “IMPORTXML” to dynamically import the gas price data from an URL that uses the city choice as a parameter.
The only downside right now is the delay when someone changes a city or add/edit text to translate.
Let me know what you think, if you have any cool idea to built with these features or want to suggest something for me to test in the “Lab”.