Mobile tips for app developers

Making a few tweaks to your app you can give your users a great experience with the Quick Base mobile app.

The following tips help you make your apps easy to use in the Quick Base mobile app:

To learn more about the features available in the Quick Base mobile app, read About the Quick Base mobile app.

Note: To access a similar mobile-friendly experience on your iPad or Android tablet, you need to use the web browser on your device. The Quick Base mobile app is currently available for phones only.

Tips for naming applications, tables, and reports

Quick Base may need to abbreviate long names in lists of application, tables, and reports, and in page titles.  

To help your users find apps, tables, and reports quickly:

Tips for reports

You can view table, chart, calendar, and Kanban reports within the mobile app. When creating mobile-friendly reports for your application, make critical or often-used data available in a table or chart report. You and your users will be able to view the report and associated records quickly, without having to switch between the mobile and full sites.

Tips for app home pages

The app home page is the first page you see when you open an application. By default, mobile users see a mobile version of the app home page which includes all of the same functionality as the regular app home page, with a few slight variations.

While you don't need to make any changes to an app home page to make it usable on a mobile device, you might want to modify your app home page with mobile users in mind if the current app home page:

To make your app home page mobile-friendly
  1. Create the app home page.

  2. When adding sections to the page:

Tips for mobile forms

Note: Multiple forms are not available to apps in accounts on the Quick Base Essential plan.

You can create simplified forms that load faster and enable mobile app users to view critical information without a lot of scrolling. You might want to create mobile-friendly forms if the current forms include fields that are not necessary or functional for mobile users.  For example, vCard fields do not load or display in the mobile app. You could remove these fields from mobile forms.

To provide a mobile-friendly form
To ensure users see your mobile-friendly form
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