Beginning PowerApps: The Non-Developers Guide to Building Business Mobile Applications

  • 5h 18m
  • Tim Leung
  • Apress
  • 2017

Build mobile apps that specifically target your company’s unique business needs, with the same ease of writing a simple spreadsheet! With this book, you will build business apps designed to work with your company's systems and databases, without having to enlist the expertise of costly, professionally trained software developers.

In Beginning PowerApps, author and business applications expert Tim Leung guides you step-by-step through the process of building your own mobile app. He assumes no technical background, although if you have worked with Excel, you are one step closer. He guides you through scenarios, such as what to do if you have existing databases with complex data structures and how to write screens that can connect to those data. You will come away with an understanding of how to set up screen navigation, manipulate data from within apps, and write solutions to perform specific tasks.

What You'll Learn

  • Connect with data
  • Write formulas
  • Visualize your data through charts
  • Work with global positioning systems (GPS)
  • Build flows
  • Import and export data
  • Manage offline scenarios
  • Develop custom application programming interfaces (API)

Who This Book Is For

Beginners and non-developers, and assumes no prior knowledge of PowerApps

About the Author

Tim Leung is a software developer with more than 10 years of experience in designing and building large scale commercial applications. He is a recognized expert in the field of rapid application development and his previous publication with Apress, Visual Studio LightSwitch (2015), covered this topic in depth. Tim is a Microsoft certified developer, a chartered member of the British Computer Society, and holds a degree in Information Technology.

In this Book

  • Introducing PowerApps
  • Subscribing to PowerApps
  • Creating Your First App
  • Sharing Apps
  • Exploring Data Sources
  • Using Formulas
  • Customizing Screens
  • Using Controls
  • Working with Data
  • Working with Images
  • Mapping Data
  • Using Charts
  • Securing Apps
  • Importing and Exporting Data
  • Using Flow
  • Working Offline
  • Creating Custom Data Connectors


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