Hi all! At Glide we are starting to think about how we are going to make it possible to make more powerful actions when users are interacting with your app. I’d love to hear about the actions you have been missing in your apps so far.
For example: I have an app where I’d like a flag to be set in my users’ profiles when their survey forms have been completed.
Link to existing tabs. They already have link to screens but we still have to rebuild the screen from scratch. It would be great to link to an existing screen.
Link to Forms in the same way as above.
Submitting data to the sheet without a form just like the increment button does (Should allow text values too)
Ways to customize buttons would be great. Two main things:
Also the ability to embed iframes would change a lot! For instance, we have live chat from Vimeo that we need to embed and right now the only way is to open a webview link. It would be great to put that inline instead. Another application of that would be Typeform embeds. You could have a form that does very complex actions feel very native to the app, instead of a webview link.
“wait” or “Delay” action.
Similar to increment, “wait n seconds” before moving to next component in list.
Case: enter email, google sheet to Zap sends Activation code, where Glide ask user to enter in the next field. So, waiting for above to take place be good before showing the next field.
(2) Conditional Actions associated with Filter or visibility rules (may be similar to what @Robert_Petitto mentioned if I read him right)
Case: If filter of a specific parameter is TRUE, do Action x, else do Action y, etc.
(3) “Show Form” action if a form is called from a parent form
(4) recall a form that already exist somewhere else in the App.
Also want to emphasize that the chained action proposal (eg. Do This and then increment That column by 1) should be able to perform across sheets.
So, in the example above, I could submit a form and increment a column by one in another sheet via relation (eg relation between email address that’s submitting the form and the email address of the user profile). Similar to how the new link to screen works with relations.
I would love a Print Screen option. I have invoices that are a detail screen formated with several components. It would be awesome to take that layout and directly print it. I know Android can directly print from the browser.