We’re rolling out a Preview Program, where AppSheet app creators can with the flip of a toggle try out new app features that are not yet fully supported.
You decide whether and when to enable these features, and for which application. This lets you test them more safely as you can turn this on in a test app and only that one. At any time, you can disable them.
Note however that when enabled on an application, all its users will see the new features, not just the app creator.
Our goal with this is
- You’ll be able to test these features at your leisure and without disrupting your operations
- We still get the feedback we need from you to improve and fix them
- You get these features in a stable state when they reach general availability.
How does it work?
To enable/disable these new features in a given application, follow these simple steps:
- Open the Editor for that application
- Go to UX > Options
- In the General section, turn on/off the toggle to “Preview new features”
- Save the change (Click ‘Save’)
We’ll be making community announcements about the features that enter the Preview Program. Please leave us feedback and report issues on the conversation thread corresponding to each feature. Please do not leave feedback or issues in this thread. However, feel free to give us feedback on this Preview Program below.
So what’s next?
Well, we’re starting with two features: filters and variable column width in table views (where end users can resize the width of a column of a Table, both on desktop and mobile).
We’ll be editing this post and the FAQ below if there are additional questions.
How do I know which features are available in the program?
We’ll update the Feature Release Notes to reflect what gets in & out of Preview.
How long will the features be in the Preview Program?
There is no set duration at this point. That will depend on the complexity of the feature and on the feedback we get. A more complex feature will probably remain in Preview longer.
How do features transition from the Preview Program to General Availability?
Once a feature is ready, we’ll roll it out progressively to everyone. When your account becomes part of the rollout, the feature is available to all the applications you own. At that point, turning off the Preview Program will not turn off the feature.
What if I want to enable only a few of the features?
Currently we don’t support enabling only certain features. It’s all or nothing.
Will all new features go through the Preview Program?
No. This is currently only possible with features that run on the device, not with the ones that run in our servers.
How is this handled for stable vs latest versions of the app?
The preview features will become available in both the stable and the latest versions.