Inline action placement

It seems that the placement of inline actions has changed. In the following screen, the action used to appear immediately after the text:

The difference is starker when viewed on a wide computer screen (which is one important way in which my app is used):

I’m not sure if this is a bug or if a decision to change the placement was made. If this was done intentionally, I’d like to inquire about the reasoning. I’m not aware of a request for such a change and I don’t see the advantage of it.

Also, I make videos to show users how to use my app. If the appearance of the app changes significantly, I may need to redo my videos. So, I appreciate consistency and/or discussion before appearance changes are made.

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Hi again!

I sent an inquiry to support@appsheet.com and got a prompt response:

“This behavior is under investigation and has been reported by other customers too.”

Judging from past experience I would guess that this will be resolved within a week or so (he wrote hopefully :wink: ).

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I just found an additional change in appearance. When I found the inline actions on the right side of the screen I thought “Well, it’s not my preference but it does line them up with the ‘prominent’ actions, which are on the right.” Now, however, those “display prominently” actions are on the left.

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The UI be all like “Sike!”

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I understand that AppSheet is considering this issue and am happy to wait for a final decision. In the meantime, however, I noticed another problem with putting inline actions on the right side so I thought I’d take a few minutes to explain what I noticed.

The following is a “Welcome” view that appears when a student opens my app. This morning I was considering adding another overlay action but realized that, in this case, doing so would hide the link mark, which is an inline action that now appears on the right side. So, instead on having inline actions on the right, I think returning them to the old position is a better use of space on the screen. Thanks for your consideration.

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It’s been a little more than a month since this issue came up. I understand that it is being investigated but I’m surprised at how much time has passed. I imagine that what might seem to be a simple matter of appearance may have deeper roots with implications for other aspects of the platform. Still, I would really appreciate any information regarding the status of this issue that those working on it might be willing to share.

Might it be the case that a decision has been made to stick with this appearance?

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I made a point of noting this internally, but that’s about all I can do. Consider engaging support@appsheet.com, if just to get your concern on the formal record.

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Thanks a lot, @Steve! I think I’ll give the matter more time. Perhaps another month. Then, if there’s no change I think I’ll write to them again. :slight_smile:

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Morning @Kirk_Masden

In terms of “prominent” action position, yes, I agree with you, I wish to get it restored to the original positions, i.e. aligned to the right hand side rather than left. Not sure those voice will be taken by Appsheet team or not as it is entirely up to their decision as always.

Once again, under the limited circumstance, why dont you place the dummy prominent actions x 3 which will do NOTHING and give it color of pure white? It looks like this.

I updated sample app made for you yesterday.

Once again, this is not ideal solution at all, but just a temporary workaround and solution until we see the permanent fixes.

Have a great day, and stay hydrated !

Tsuji

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Looks a little like a game. “Find the action!” :wink:

I hadn’t thought of this approach. I’ll keep it in mind. Thanks!

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