We’ve been brainstorming about ways to help new users get into Appsheet, and we had an idea that we’re pretty excited about. What if you could create a new app (or add a new table to an existing app) simply by specifying an image of a form? The idea is that you’d upload an image and we’d use machine learning to understand what the fields are - and then use that to build an app!
We picture it working something like this. First, when creating a new app (or perhaps a new table), you’d now click the “Create an App From an Image of a Form”:
Next, select an image from your computer. I’m using this simple receipt form I found on staples.com, but this could be any kind of form - including something you quickly slapped together yourself in a Google doc or slides or something like that.
Click submit, and voila:
A new table (or tables) and a new app with some default views, including a pre-trained OCR model for quickly adding new records.
Right now, all this is just speculative - we think we can make a feature like this, but wanted to gather some feedback before we commit. So, what do y’all think? Is it something worth pursuing?