Microsoft PowerApps for Office 365 allows you to build your own apps without needing to be a developer. It is particularly useful for building solutions that use SharePoint as a backend. Mobile users can interact with and update information from SharePoint Lists via PowerApps.
PowerApps are cross platform working on Windows, iOS and Android devices, simply download the PowerApps App from the Apple AppStore or Google Play.
Here’s a short video I made that shows some of the basic features of PowerApps for SharePoint. In SharePoint I have created two lists, one for Clients and one for Jobs. The Jobs list has a looking on the Clients list, creating a one to many relationship between Clients and Jobs. This PowerApp allows users to search for clients and then select jobs related to the client with view and edit functionality.
The only trick part of the app was linking Galleries together so that clicking on a Client filters the Jobs list based on the SharePoint Lookup Column. SharePoint stores the ID of the list item from the Lookup list, so I needed to use this formula in PowerApps:
In the video, I show the functionality and how to link the various screens and galleries together.
I’m sure you can think of lots of ways to improve this basic PowerApp but hopefully this gives you a good idea of how easy it is to build your own applications.
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