Join ViziApps at Intuit EMPOWER 2015, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago from May 26-28, 2015.

For several years ViziApps has been enabling customers and partners of Intuit QuickBase to create custom mobile apps, with all of the non-coding ease-of-use that Quickbase users have come to expect. Yet ViziApps is powerful enough to incorporate native mobile device features and simultaneously connect with other data sources such as Google Sheets and SQL databases.

The EMPOWER conference will be a great opportunity to learn more about using QuickBase to create business apps that meet your exact needs without coding. And while you’re at it, stop by and visit with ViziApps to learn more about building custom mobile apps that use QuickBase.

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ViziApps has pioneered fast creation of custom mobile apps without the need for coding. However, you may need a faster more controlled way to distribute your apps than available through the public app stores.

Now you can also publish your custom mobile apps directly into the hands of your iPhone, iPad, and Android users, literally in minutes, with ViziApps Instant Publisher.

The Need for Instant Publishing

There are a number of situations where you may not want your custom mobile app to be distributed through a public app store:

  • Your app is only to be used by company insiders and channel/supply partners
  • Your app contains ideas, concepts, or intellectual property you don’t want competitors to see
  • You want to avoid the complexity, delays, and cost of publishing through public app markets
  • You need fast distribution to a limited set of users
  • Your user population is small
  • You are conducting a Beta or Pilot test

How It Works

ViziApps Instant Publisher™ creates a special App Installation Web Page, unique for your app, that guides your users through a simple and fast installation process.

ViziApps also creates a unique App Invitation Card which contains a short URL and QR code that will bring your users directly to the App Installation Web Page.

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App Invitation Card

Your users open your installed app directly from your custom branded App Icon on their device home screen, and the same published app can run on both Apple and Android devices. ViziApps Instant Publisher is available to use with the latest version of ViziApps from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Try installing the demo app shown in the Invitation Card above to see how Instant Publisher works.

ViziApps is the first mobile app creation without coding service to introduce a revolutionary new capability for mobile apps: Offline Data Access & Remote Sync.

Mobile users worldwide have become dependent on their smartphones and apps to provide them with capabilities and data wherever and whenever they want. And now companies using ViziApps are enabling more and more corporate data to be available from our mobile devices.

But the reality is that mobile data connections are often unreliable, very low bandwidth, too expensive to use, or completely unavailable in needed work sites. Yet these issues can hit at exactly the time and place we need to get our jobs done. A mobile device without a data connection suddenly becomes frustrating and useless.

Offline Data Access & Remote Sync

ViziApp’s approach to Offline Data Access & Remote Sync, like the rest of our no-coding platform for mobile app creation, couldn’t be simpler for the user and even for the app creator. In fact it’s practically transparent.

Data Access While Offline

For a user, the synchronization between a remote database and their mobile device happens automatically as a background process. There is no action the user needs to take. When a user makes a data query, their app will use a local copy of the synchronized data which not only gives them access to their data while offline, but also allows the app to perform much faster than normal online operation.

Data Updates While Offline

Mobile users without a network connection can now continue working and updating their data sets, such as filing reports and even submitting photos. The next time that the user runs their app with a network connection, the new data will be automatically synchronized back to the remote database in both directions.

Simple To Enable

For the app creator, in ViziApps Studio just go to the App Properties selection for “Setup Offline Operations”, then select “Use offline operation.” That’s it – the rest is automatically handled for you. There is no difficult middleware to install or configure or worry about for scalability.

Offline Data Access & Remote Sync is now available for Intuit QuickBase and Android devices. ViziApps will soon be releasing Offline Data Access & Remote Sync for iPhone and iPad users, and then expanding to other remote data sources.

Nearly all businesses have a large set of documents that are essential to their operations. Enabling mobile workers to access those documents wherever they are, right from their smartphone or tablet, can speed closing sales and completing field service calls, and increase customer satisfaction.

ViziApps now makes it easy to view most documents by adding a document viewer directly in your mobile app.

Viewing Documents

The ViziApps Document Viewer supports a wide range of document types:

  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
  • Adobe: PDF
  • Image files: PNG, JPG, GIF, SVG, TIFF
  • Audio files: MP3, WAV, OGG
  • Video files: MPEG4, WEBM, OGG

The document viewer pops up as a new window in the app, so the user gets a full-screen view of the document, and can close the window when they’re done.

Here are examples of PowerPoint and Excel document screenshots.

Doc viewer Doc viewer 2

The best way to get started is to load our new Template App called “Doc Viewer” into your ViziApps account. This will give you a working example that shows a variety of document types.

Read our new guide to learn how to do it at the ViziApps Wiki: Document Viewer.