Creating Mobile Phone Apps with No Code

Below you can watch a recording of the Livestream that was originally broadcast on Friday 15th My 2020


1) Introducing Progressive Web Apps

"A progressive web application (PWA) is a type of application software delivered through the web, built using common web technologies including HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

It is intended to work on any platform that uses a standards-compliant browser. Functionality includes working offline, push notifications, and device hardware access, enabling creating user experiences similar to native applications on desktop and mobile devices.

Since progressive web apps are a type of webpage or website known as a web application, there is no requirement for developers or users to install the web apps via digital distribution systems like Apple App Store or Google Play."

2) Introducing Glide

3) Creating a Simple Business App

For today's demonstration we are going to make a simple Business App.

You can access the app on your mobile now by visiting:

Backend Data

Below you can view the Google Sheet that provides the data that is used by the example PWA.

Live Stream PWA Demo

4) What else can you make?

There are lots of other examples of apps you can make, with ready made templates that are good to go.

For more inspiration, check out the Glide Apps template gallery via the link below:

5) Useful Links

6) Summery

The purpose of the live-stream and these notes is not to tell you which app development tool is best for you, but rather make you aware of what is possible and to signpost you towards a free tool that you can experiment with right away.

Alternative tools are available, and if you have the time you should certainly check some of them out to see what works best for you:

Next Steps

The best thing to do now would be to try some of the tools we've mentioned in previous live-streams see which ones work best for you, and then go from there.