Release notes: 7/14/20

Recent releases and updates:

  • Detail view with customizable header The header of the detail view can now be treated like a card view.
  • _THISROW_BEFORE enabled in Action conditions This update expands to action condition. It was already available in previous expressions.
  • Bug fix for notifications in white label apps
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Could you elaborate a bit more what it does actually?

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Woot woot, notification bug fixes in white label, that’s awesome!

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interesting. You guys need to review questions being asked before you start!!! :wink:

Please Make the detail views etc layout nice on the browser. currently much to skinny
Please Give option to choose what camera “Front or rear” image column opens by default.
Please allow custom action icon images. Maybe just require certain format with clear background
please allow checkboxes with nice setups in detail views (as editable column) and in forms.
Please SQL Connections etc so much per user extra lets says 25$ per month. hard for smaller business to justify paying steep price to connect to on site database and interact with data from other sources
Please Fix Deck View right had side text overflow. Needs to wrap and handle 10X longer string length. Currently cannot support a date…
Please fix Card views of type list action pop up side when selecting action from a list. currently extremely small on bottom left side of browser window.
Please allow password fields in app for security purposes. Masked Field
Please allow Going from gallery view straight to blow up images view. Currently Need to click on image again to see the full blown view.
Please add action to edit a row with data from this row in a different table.
Allow Overlay actions in quick edit mode of table view.
Google please allow the use of watermarks in your google docs… used for templates… No way to do this with reports. Cant have text over image
Please allow syncing in the background of app if app is coming from app gallery. Many people have gallery of different apps that are each opened often. (checklists etc) but waiting for apps to sync each save sucks. Going to main app gallery again takes to long and skipping looses or leaves data un synced.
Add ability to have live timers in app.

Keep it up :smiley:

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@JCadence
Can you explain this feature a bit more exclusively? The link you had provided for the detail view, does not come-up with any explanations regarding the use or configuration of this new feature. Thnx.

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Please give an example.

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@all… This is my humble opinion on how we should build the culture of this thread, we are all leaders and stake holders in the community after all…

I see these early release notes as appsheet is in the process of making us a sandwich, we should be grateful, and interested. But I think we should refrain from too many “asks” early on…

This is why appsheet didn’t want to tell us the features “early”… Because it turns into one ask after another…

What does this mean?
Can you add it to the docs?
Can I see a demo?
How about a sample app?
Ohh there’s this bug!
You know what you should have done!

And they’re not quite ready for all that at this point in the process…

They’re making us a sandwich, haven’t even finished making it yet… We should say “Thank you!”
Maybe, maybe, a little “Wow, XYZ Sounds exciting I’m looking forward to learning more!”

If we make this a super difficult process they’re not going to want to do it…

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Only this thread alone, I see post which should be categorized as feature request, which should be avoided to be posted, right here in this category, to make the community stay clean.

Otherise, asking for questeion and clarification if anytnhing unclear is there, it is natural to ask to me.

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I’m on board with that.
Simple clarifications of the features, maybe can even help the devs build better documentation of the features!

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@Grant_Stead
On the contrary, Feature Release in my vocabulary means that some feature is released or rolled-out and the release date is given as well: 7/14/2020. If you read @JCadence’s post, it also points out to a documentation link where there is no any information involved either. So rather than a Feature Release tag, I believe the tag shall be Coming Up or something similar to explicitly give the feeling that something is under progress, not released yet, then I could think about that sandwich. I believe words/wordings shall be carefully chosen especially by the AppSheet staff.

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@Jonathan_S can you elaborate on this point a bit more?

There where Items that People had trouble answering or seems a little contradictory. Things can can be done in app sheet where said to not able to be done etc.
Great Hour None the less :smiley:

Hi everyone, thanks for your feedback a few items to follow up on.

As noted for the about section for this category this area is a work in progress. Our goal is to provide information on updates quicker so these less of a surprise when features are rolled out.

There’s a lot of questions/comments in this thread and I want to try and summarize them as concisely as possible:

Feature Release in my vocabulary means that some feature is released or rolled-out and the release date is given as well: 7/14/2020. If you read @JCadence’s post, it also points out to a documentation link where there is no any information involved either. So rather than a Feature Release tag, I believe the tag shall be Coming Up or something similar to explicitly give the feeling that something is under progress, not released yet

@LeventK The exact intention of this category is to discuss features that have been released, not items that are coming up. I would welcome your feedback to help clarify the expectations we are intending to set as perhaps my initial post as to what this category was for is not clear. Not every release has documentation, demos, etc. available upon release given we rollout when a feature is ready not when all of the previously mentioned items area available. We know this is a pain point, and have been trying to find solutions to remedy this.

@Jonathan_S There’s some really great feature requests here, please post suggestions such as these in the Feature Request category.


@tsuji_koichi The goal of this category is a quick list with the date window in which features have been released. The feedback previously had been no information is given. This is an MVP that will consist of a simple list with a short description of that feature. At this time, we’re not planning on including information outside of this scope in this particular category.

@Grant_Stead thank you for posting this, the sandwich is coming :slight_smile:

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Already Done :slight_smile:

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Nom nom nom

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Agree. We need to be more excited and interested on these Feature Releases. Every release is a welcome improvement.

But still, I have the feeling that Feature Releases are not mainly based on users’ Feature Requests.

We have many feature requests on this community. Some simple to solve (I guess), some more complicated, some with only a few votes, some with a lot of votes. But all of them was created by a user that faced a challenge that couldn’t solve or imagined and improvement opportunity.

It’s not easy to please the users with improvements that doesn’t come from their requests.

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it changes everything


@JCadence this category is a welcome addition, something like this has been missing for far too long. We don’t need a huge-fully-developed-marketing-push to explain things, we just need a list of things that are changing - any clarifications and deep-dives can come later.

Thank you!

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Thanks Jennifer. Your point is carefully noted. But I’m still bit puzzled, what is going to happen if this description of short list is unclear ? Are you going to plan to document properly in other thread or official documentation for those additions? For this time there are three items , and I’m not sure why they are exactly this is adding own questions to me what they are. Without proper explanation I details, the list become useless and should simply add frustrations… If there is no other place to learn more.

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@tsuji_koichi

_THISROW_BEFORE enabled in Action conditions


… but only the [ThisRow_Before] part - and for notifications instead of just working for workflows.