Hello, Glide community.
I’m struck by how active and supportive everyone is here. Very cool.
I run a mid-sized agency and my team has been incessant in making the case for adding Glide to our stack.
We love our clients and work hard to bring them the best. I’m impressed by Glide’s flexibility but have concerns when simple features seem to be missing or possibly overlooked.
We’re not in a position to spend hours negotiating workarounds. That comes at a cost. We’ll leverage Glide when/where it makes sense and feel comfortable it can hold up to our needs.
My trepidation stems from reading several well-informed viewpoints regarding the product’s direction and posts voicing frustrations that have gone unacknowledged.
Alas, it’s another smoke-filled day in NorCal so I spent 2 hours reading through more posts. To trial Glide, I’m building my wife an appointment app for her real estate business. She doesn’t need one but it seemed like a good candidate use case.
Ouch. All things date and time-related need some attention. To begin:
In a form, why is NOW the only default offered for a Date Time component? That NOW value is static. The value is loaded with the form and doesn’t auto-update. So really, once the form is submitted, that Date-Time value is already in the past.
Why not round the time to the nearest 15-minute interval, (a la Google Cal)?
When a prospect sets up a consult with her, I need to ensure that the Date-Time is not in the past (NOW becomes useless). Equally, a meeting end time of NOW serves no purpose. IF/THEN/ELSE doesn’t help me overcome that without the equivalent of a NOW() function in Glide.
I need the ability to set a requirement for start and end times, e.g.:
- NOW plus Xhrs
- Date-Time on or after NOW.
Such a simple example. Scheduling functionalities are very common in apps we deploy for clients. I was hoping my experiments would lead to me somewhere more definitive.
Open to feedback.