Instructor Gini von Courter demonstrates launching and using the PowerApps mobile app for iOS. Download the free PowerApps mobile app for phones and tablets from the appropriate app store for your device.
- [Instructor] You'll find the free mobile apps for PowerApps in the usual locations. The same place where you've downloaded other apps for your phone, tablet, or other mobile device. So I found my iOS app in the application store for iTunes. You'll also find them in Google Play and let's see how this works. First, the first time that I use this app I'm going to need to log in. After logging in, my app slowed. Here's the weekly survey and the service call logs that we created earlier.
Our meeting capture application. Let's take a look at the Service Call Log because this is the application that we'd created for our staff. And notice, that we're getting help from the beginning. Swipe from the left edge to close the app. Say, "Got it," that way I know how to get back. That was a frequently asked question, how do I get back out of this app and back to the homepage for all apps? The app is loading. Here's out KinetEco Service Calls Log splash screen. Click the Play button and notice that I can immediately sort these.
I get them in order. I can click the Plus button to add a new service call request. Still haven't cleaned up that issue with table one that needs to be fixed, but I can do that and then republish the application for myself and other users, 'cause we'll have other users soon. I can drill down and see more information. I can edit this item. So every time I see the Edit Form, that's where we have table one and that still remains to be fixed. If I want to leave this app and return to Home, remember swipe from the left.
Here's our weekly survey app. Both of these apps make it easy for people to enter information. So, we're going to get better data collection. Remember that if we ask people to type too much, we lose a little bit of that because most people would prefer not to type extensive information on a mobile device. Remember though, that I have access to my microphone.
So if I wanted to dictate information, I could here. Simply by clicking my Microphone button I can add information to this particular app. And I can edit it using my keyboard, which is a pretty good way to do this. Dictate, then edit, and so if I have a service tech out in the field and they have lots of information they want to dictate, that's something that they can do and I'm done.
And here, if I click Explore Other Apps, it will try to take me to a browser. I'm better off simply going back to PowerApps and swiping from the left to return to Home. After just a couple of changes, we're really ready to share our Service Calls Log app. Right now I'm the only user, so this has been good experience and great testing, but if I go in and make those couple of minor modifications we talked about and save again. We're ready to share and we'll do that in our next movie.
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