Are you a business owner or employee who needs to create an application to get specific data on the go, but don’t have enough down time to learn coding or funds to have someone build an application for you? If so, then Microsoft is here to help you out. On Friday Microsoft announced that it will open up their PowerApps app to the entire planet after being in a private beta stage that started last year.
If you’re not familiar with PowerApps, it allows business employees to get data from various sources and then create an app that will run either on a phone or tablet without any form of code being written. The app could then display informations such as keeping a budget, or estimates for clients that need to know project or other costs. Pretty simple right? What’s even better is that PowerApps can run on Android, iOS, and the web so there’s no issue on making sure you have the right equipment to run the application for a client. Data being pulled will come from sources such as Dropbox, Dynamics CRM, Google Drive, OneDrive, Salesforce, SharePoint Online, Twitter, and more. Though PowerApps can run on Android and iOS doesn’t mean it’s native for mobile devices, so don’t expect to use the app for every client when it comes to a product.
Now, if you’re a business that uses Microsoft Access, keep an eye out for PowerApps as it’ll run similar to Access, but will come with the ability to be used on mobile devices. Microsoft however hasn’t said anything about Access being replaced by PowerApps, so don’t jump the gun and stop using Access for PowerApps.
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Last Updated on April 30, 2016.