I’ve been playing with Glide for a week and a half and enjoyed learning this really cool app. I’ve got a lot of experiencing in building software myself so I can appreciate the effort that went into building this. That said, I find myself constantly compromising on what I want to do because it simply can’t be done but not for any great reason that I can see. I also find myself compromising on usability which happens to be important to me.
Here are some things…
I can’t make tabs look the way I want and can’t use data from other tabs for most components. This forces me to add redundant content into the tab in Google sheet, even though it should be simple enough to let me call data from any tab, isn’t it? (I could be missing something but I saw you already do this with inline lists). Because of this, I gave up tabs completely! I just use the home tab and from there I link to different pages, which allow me more flexibility but still falls short because I can’t display any content I want. A simple example is wanting to add the same “call to action” to every page, like “Call us now!”. To do that I have to add the phone number on each tab, which makes no sense to me. Again, am I missing something here? Still a beginner after all.
Missing colors. I’d like a few more options for background colors, buttons, etc.
What happened to heading 4,5,6? I see heading 1,2,3, really missing smaller headings
Can’t center titles on tile style. This one is driving me a bit crazy. Wouldn’t it look better if the titles were centered here: https://dentist.glideapp.io/ ?
Forced to use images for icons where there are plenty of great icon libraries available out there. In this example: https://dentist.glideapp.io/ I really wanted to use icons from a library such as https://fontawesome.com/ but this feature is not available, so I had to go and buy some icons, resize them and find the perfect scale to look good, this literary took hours and I still end up using this solution that’s very 2006, instead of simply using icons from a library, that always looks slick and are lightweight. Could be very cool to choose icon from a library just as I choose an image from Unsplash library.
I am very well aware it’s impossible to do everything, but I thought you might be interested in this feedback from someone who’s been developing software since year 2000 , I think I’ll check on you guys again in about a year, hope to see some of my suggestions implemented. Either way, keep up the good work, very impressive nonetheless.