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Covid-19 Apps are apps to help people during the COVID-19 crisis
1. Glide feature - filter option - I've not seen this often in Glide apps, but for an app that has a ton of information filtering can come in handy. The way David and the team use this is when you tap the filter feature, they have it set to sort by, random or a particular data element in their data set. For instance they have the total number of users for each on of the resources listed as way to sort from highest to lowest or lowest to highest.
I'd be interested in trying this feature out to see how else that you could use it to quickly structure data. I would imagine if you had an ecommerce app this would be a great use case to filter by cost, etc.
2. Glide feature - add a resource submission - one feature that I think Glide should do a better job of improving is adding an option for other types of button formatting on their "add a submission feature" Unless you have a button in the page, there is "+" sign in the top right part of the app. As a user I don't find this intuitive and as there is no CTA around what you are asking the user to do.
Without getting too much into the weeds on this feature, I would suggest that if having users submit information is a major engagement point for your app, I would suggest that you add a button in the page with text CTA. It should be loud and clear.
In this submission form used in this example by David and the Glide team they use these different types of data elements to gather information:
1. text box - "app name"
2. URL link - "app link"
3. text box - "Made by"
4. long text box - "Description"
5. text box - "Where in the world"
6. single select picker - "number of users" so that only numbers can be entered
7. image upload - "icon"
8. image upload - "preview image"
The great thing about Glide is that they sort this data for you so that they can be dynamically automatically displayed into the app. Like a read web app.
3. Glide feature - search - I was very surprised at how good this elastic search field worked. I tested it several times and the search functionality works good picking up text in the title, subtitle and description of all the resources in the list.
What's amazing is that this is done for you in the Glide apps. This is a hard feature to replicate and Glide Apps does a great job with it. I've worked with elastic search plug-ins for Wordpress and most of them aren't very good. Having these types of features in your app, gives you a superpower because the quality of your app is so high for how low the effort and cost is. That's why Glide Apps is a really great tool to use especially if you are beginner.
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