Last week we announced AppSheet in Gmail, a new feature that lets you use custom-built no-code applications, created in AppSheet, directly in your inbox as a dynamic email. Too often, daily workflows are spread across multiple applications, slowing productivity as we navigate from one app to another and back again. By putting business apps and email in the same interface, AppSheet in Gmail helps make these frustrations a thing of the past, saving users from the breaks in focus that come with switching among multiple services.
AppSheet’s new capabilities within Gmail are powerful because previously, creating a dynamic email would have required coding skills and a lot of patience. Because AppSheet is a true no-code platform, anyone can create one, making it easier than ever to translate a great idea into software and deploy it to teammates in an easily consumable fashion. AppSheet apps can be connected to the data source of your choice, such as a Google Sheet, SQL database, or Salesforce. This is especially useful if you are creating a dynamic email, because it means you and your colleagues can update data in any of these data sources without having to leave your inbox.
Let’s see how an AppSheet dynamic email works. In this example, we have a Travel Request app that is used for creating travel requests and sending them to an approver who can respond to them using a Dynamic Email in Gmail. Here’s what that looks like in Gmail: