By now, I’m sure that you have heard about no-code tools… These past few years, we’ve seen dozens of new no-code tools pop up.
One of those platforms is Glide App, a platform that allows you to “build an app from a Google Sheet in five minutes, for free“.
This sounds great, especially for people with a non-technical background like me, but is creating an app with it really that easy ? This is what we’re going to explore in this Glide app review today !
Before we dive into building an app with Glide, here’s more information about the platform, and what it can be used for.
Founded in 2018 by David Siegel & Jason Smith, Glide is a service that lets you create a mobile app from the contents of a spreadsheet without having to write a single line of code, and very quickly.
The apps created in Glide cannot be published on Google Play or the App Store.
Here’s a quick overview of Glide’s pricing tiers (check the pricing page for the details)
💡 In each plan, you can buy extra rows.
⚠ Each plan is only valid for one app. If you have several apps that you need to upgrade, you’ll have to pay a play for each app.
I have built 3 apps so far, and from my experience, Glide is a good way to create :
Here’s a quick overview of what features are available in Glide to build your app.
As mentioned previously, your Glide app data is stored in a Google Sheet.
There is 8 different types of layouts :
💡 My favorite is the details layout as it allows you to add components, and have more flexibility in your design.
You can add :
Displaying data is cool, but you probably need more complex features (eg : make your users create a profile, adjust visibility settings)
Here’s the tools you can use in Glide to implement them :
For example, here’s how we can use a filter to allow users to edit their personal information :
Let’s use an if then – else – column and visibility settings to show a specific button to users that haven’t completed their profile, and hide it from users who did.
That’s it for today ! I hope that this glide app review will help you decide if it’s the right no-code builder for you.
If you want to explore further, here are some useful links: