I have recently added a 3rd party form with payment button (for a non tangible item) to add a item to a glide app using webview.
Sure, it works, but there are issues
Issues that frustrate me by not using glide for this include:
The design does not match that of the glide app
I have to format some of the data within the glide app once the it has been submitted
I have to use a 3rd party form builder (I would rather glide has my business/money)
To import the data I have to use 3rd party software, which has its own issues and is just another thing to maintain.
I miss out on using glides special fields having to request the information manually (again) from the user.
Absolutely I could get the user to fill in a form and then send them an invoice etc but this is just too much admin and let’s be honest not very practical
I have created a ‘wish list’ item (some time ago) and hoping that this feature may become a reality soon.
Here is what I need, desperately.
A native form within glide to which a payment button is added.
The users fill out a glide form, makes the payment and then the item is added to the google sheet. “Ta-da!” All done
Great for advertising, membership & to pay services rather than a physical ‘product‘
With the introduction of visibility control of tabs this will be a winner I’m sure. You can then open up part of the app to those paying to use/see it.
Then it would be goodbye to memberful, integromat, Cognito forms etc - all of which are such an overhead and pain to set up and maintain.
Plus I have so many accounts for ‘stuff’ I don’t really want to use but am forced to, to get ‘it done’
To sweeten the deal also I will happily give glide the 2% or 10% or whatever fee on top of Stripe’s transaction fees simply because it will save me so much time and headache and make it ‘so pro’
Most of all my clients would love it (not that I have many but I’m working really hard on it, trust me)
Would you use or like this feature? Welcome to hear your views on this matter.
We are only as good as the tools we use to craft our apps
Thanks for reading and apologies if I went on and on and on but I had to get this out there.