- Organize your data in a spreadsheet
- Customize the app design
- Configure app functionality
- Promote and share with others
There are two common cases at this point, either you have an existing sheet or you do not have one.
If you have such a sheet (Google Sheets, Excel, or AirTable) make sure it is arranged to suit the construction of the app.
*** the First row will be titled, all other rows will be items ***
First row: Name | Role | phone
Second Row: Anonymous | Manager | 053000001
Third Row: Someone | Waiter | 052000001
Once you have arranged the sheet you can create a new application in Glide by selecting your sheet
Demonstration of how to select a data source
I personally prefer to first build the pages and elements I want to use including names for each of them.
In this way, I first build the process that my user will go through in the app (the user can also be just me in a personal app).
Only then will I start introducing the functionality that will make my design become the system I want it to be.
At this point, I highly recommend sitting down with a writing page and writ down to yourself what I want to happen when a particular button is pressed and what is important to me to have in order for it to work the way I want.
Then I can do one of two things, either I already know how to do the action I want or I’m looking for a guide on how to do what I want.
A guide can be found in several ways and I will expand on them in another post.
A. Find a guide in another post on my blog (:
B. Look for a post on the Facebook group or in the Glide community with the issue you are facing.
C. Publish a post with the question “How can I …” in one of the communities in the previous section.
D. Consult with an expert, I offer up to 30 minutes of free consultation.
All that is left to do is advertise your app to the relevant market.
Glide apps are web apps (having a URL) so sharing them with others is easy and simple.
You can paste the link into your social network channels, website, WhatsApp, or anywhere else.
In conclusion, building applications in Glide is a relatively simple process to perform. No need for programmer knowledge or knowing complex functions, just try until you succeed.