How To Convert A Spreadsheet Into An Android or iOS App – For every one you wishes to manage huge amount of data while working, Spreadsheets are the best way. It would have been better if we could present the data in a pleasing manner or better still, in an app.
Well I’m happy to tell you there is a way for you to do all that using apps like XLApp, Google App Sheet, Glide, and so many more. Though there are steps you have to take before you can accomplish this.
Prepare Your Data
For you to Glide through Google Sheets, you have to upload data first. If you make use of local Excel spreadsheet, its advisable to upload it to Google sheets first so you can use it to create an app in Glide.
Here are three ways required to create an Android app or iOS app from your Google Sheets.
Sign In Using Glide
See for your Glide website on your browser and Sign up. Just make use of the same Google account you use with Google Sheets to sign up.
If you have a Google account already or you just one, click on Sign up with Google.
Create Your App
The moment you sign in, you can choose click on New App to upload your Google Sheets or select from one of the existing templates and replace the test data with your own data by clicking Edit Sheet. You have an entire toolbox at your disposal that you can leverage to customize your app according to your needs and design ideas.
Publish Your App
Click the Share button at the top-right corner of your screen to publish your app.
Once your app is published, you can restrict the privacy of your app by allowing download permissions to only intended users.
- QR Code: If your mobile camera has a QR reader you can just scan the QR code to open the app in your browser.
- App Link: You can copy the app link and open it in your mobile browser.
- Send to Phone: You can enter your mobile number to receive a text message with the app link. Once you click on it, it’ll open the app in your mobile browser.
How To Install For Android
Open the link in your browser and it will prompt you to install the app. If not, click on the Install app option from the browser menu. Your app will then be added to your Home screen so you can access it like any other app.
Installation Steps for iOS
Open the link in Safari (this only works in Safari), tap Share, and tap on Add to Home Screen from the menu. Your app will then be added to your Home screen for you to access like any other app.