I have another potential client who wants a solution whereby some users utilise a mobile app and others utilise a “desktop web app”. These apps would share the same backend. For me, Glide is a no-brainer for the mobile element (clearly) however the desktop side is a little more tricky.
Glide is not yet ideal in this scenario, primarily due to UI design constraints and the inability to function with email (or username) and password authentication. Specifically this potential client does not want desktop users having to install Chrome and then create a “desktop PWA”. They just want the ability to login and utilise the “desktop web app” via a browser.
When you look at the marketplace for platforms to build desktop web apps, there is little that compares to Glide in terms of capability. The closest is probably StackerHQ, which is actually pretty good and will talk to a Google Sheet backend, shared with a Glide app. So there is a potential solution here, however (and it’s a big however) StackerHQ is a long way behind Glide in terms of its data manipulation capabilities.
Q1. To @david what are you thoughts on this space? I think Glide could really work well with a little more UI flexibility (or awareness) and more flexible authentication.
Q2. Has anybody built a similar solution and, if so, what platform did you use for the desktop web app / web portal element?