App builder

Glide

Glide is a tool that will allow you to build apps without having to write a single line of code. It is a fan favorite among low-code platforms because of how easy to learn it is. Glide has templates available to help you build PWA apps for almost any industry.


Glide Features

Fans of Glide love it for its most recognizable features: 

  • Modern Themes
  • Spreadsheet Sync
  • Ability to create user profiles to customize their experience
  • Over 40+ building blocks
  • Apps automatically expand when opened on larger screens
  • Add anyone to your team to work on apps together
  • Chain multiple steps with logical conditions for powerful effects
  • Allows you to embed web pages or assets directly into your Glide project
  • Add a buy button and process transactions within your Glide project
  • Signature pad let users sign for things
  • Allows you to customize the URLs that link to your project.



Glide Pricing

Glide manage two types of products:

Individuals

  • Free ($0/mo)
  • Starter ($25 /mo)
  • Pro ($99 /mo)

Businesses

  • Pro ($99 /mo)
  • Business ($249 /mo)
  • Enterprise ($799 /mo)

*Features depends on choosen plan.

*Free trial available


Glide Integrations and Plugins

On the API side of things, you’ll find that Glide connects with various tools such as

  • Glide Basic API
  • Glide Advanced API

Glide integrates with the following platforms for flexibility and ease of use:

  • Zapier
  • Make
  • Google Analytics

Benefits

Glide will allow you to build PWA apps with its drag-and-drop interface. We think that its main benefits are the following:

  • With some deeper knowledge of no-code like webhooks, your app can really increase productivity
  • While the built-in tables are functional, Glide also enables users to link their apps to AirTable, Google Sheets and other sources
  • Easy it is to use, especially in putting videos, maps, images, etc
  • Great templates to help you turn any idea into a product in no time
  • With native app like actions like click to call/sms/copy etc., it brings life to data and make it easy to take actions
  • Glide is extremely flexible, while remaining easy to learn and use
  • Build complex logic (without coding) using Glide's custom actions
  • Glide's layout and data editor are intuitive and easy to use and Glide is constantly rolling out updates and improvements to their app and page builder

Drawbacks

Its drawbacks, on the other hand, are these:

  • Lack of a native app to create and edit your apps
  • No good audio player
  • Cumbersome login process, especially for older people
  • Limited login option(s)
  • The free tier is quite limited on the number of rows you can store in the spreadsheet
  • The apps cannot be edited from a mobile device, so you need a computer to be able to edit and configure your app
  • It would be great if every feature would be free to at least try out the functionality.


Glide Documentation and Support

Glide has a comprehensive knowledge base to help you learn how to use it. If you ever find that you need any help in using the app, and depending on which plan you go for, you will have good customer support available. It also has excellent ratings across the board. 


You’ll find that you have medium control over your app’s design, with its drag and drop interface. You might also notice that Glide is very responsive and highly secure. You can use the following datases to fuel/feed your app, which means that these platforms can be used as a data source for your app: Google Sheets, Excel, Airtable, and BigQuery.


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