One of the most desired features I have been waiting to be introduced by Appsheet is to get the button shaped action UI with custom text inside it, but unfortunatley this is not yet available.
Using the existing and available functions and features, this is a workaround to fire workflow (not able to fire pure action though) by clicking the “imiated” text button shaped UI within appsheet app on detail view.
This sample app demonstrate how to fire / trigger the workflow by hitting (imitated) button presented to the users.
I also pushed an idea to present the animation (actually GIF image) to be presented to users while the process (worflow) is ongoing at the backend server, untill the process is fully completed (the user devices capture the changes made by the backend server)
On this sample app, just hit the action button and then workflow will be fired to put the date/time stamps on a certain field. Once the workflow is fired, the button is going to be disappear and in turn the sort of loading-icon will be presented while the workflow is in process.
Once the appshee workflow completes its jobs, then the loading-icon will be dissappear and the same imitated button shaped action will re-appear once again to repeat the process.
This is sample app.
This will be able to give a readable guide to the app users to tell your process is onging now and also tell your jobs (workflow) is finished now etc.
This is a gif as well.
Hope this will encourage your creativities, to implement this tricks to your decent apps.