Apps provides a solution for specific use cases by presenting relevant data in tables and
allow the user to take action over this data by triggering an Automation that use the data. Apps includes at least two automations: the first automation that collects data and insert it to the table, and a second one that is triggered by the action button to use the data from the table. Similar to the Automations interface, the Apps interface is divided into two main sections:
- Apps Building interface
- Apps Consuming interface
Create your first app
To create your first Blink table, follow this step-by-step guide:
- In your selected workspace, go to the "Apps" tab and click "Create App"
- Fill the "New App" form and click on "Create App"
b. App Building interface
The data presented in the app through tables or other widgets, such as graphs, is sourced from tables. Therefore, a prerequisite for building a valuable app is to create at least one table that can be selected in the app-building interface. Currently, the app-building interface only supports adding a table and the ability to edit the table view before publishing it to consumers via the self-service portal.
Tables for Apps:
A button in a table allow users to interact with the data by adding one or more actions that
can be used by the App consumer to trigger an automation.
An action that is connected to Automation:
Consume Apps via the self service portal
Published apps will be presented in the self service portal.
and take actions over it.
Take an action by running an Automation
Clicking on the button will open the menu of actions as defined by the builder and can be
triggered by the user.
Clicking on the action will open a ‘Run App’ modal where the automation can be run