Creating Apps is the future! With the increasing trend of employees preferring to be on mobile rather desktop, the need for making content available through mobile become important. Microsoft has introduced multiple ways to interact with the SharePoint data across mobile and the APIs do become much viable. In this eBook we will see how… READ MORE
In an earlier article I discussed SharePoint Mobile and the range of options for developing mobile SharePoint solutions ranging from responsive web design to building native apps for each platform. Here’s another update, and this time we’re going to focus just on apps. But it’s still an enormous topic which is constantly and rapidly changing as new products, tools and frameworks come out on an almost weekly basis. Mobile is the next big thing for business now that the Bring Your Own Device genie is out of the bottle, and they probably don’t just want a web site – they want an app!
Apps has been the keyword when you speak about SharePoint 2013 development. It brings many advantages with its characteristics. The concept of SharePoint apps bring many advantages. In this article I am going to explain some of them which attracted me most.
The first 3 of 9 things to remember when gearing up for SharePoint Online Projects: 1. SharePoint Apps are not your typical web parts, there are limitations related to functionality and branding
2. Be careful with promised custom functionality in your workflows, you are limited to out of the box workflow actions
3. Sites created by apps (aka app sites) are limited in functionality, for example tools such as SharePoint Designer and many 3rd party migration tools are not able to connect to them.
In my previous article I explained how to read from a SharePoint list available inside a SharePoint App site. In this article my focus would be on how to create a list inside the app and how to add list items to it. The same app I used in the previous example will be used here. Here is the code available in my Default.aspx file.
Check out this great webinar from ESPC14 Platinum partners K2 on Building Workflow Apps That Include Forms and Data in SharePoint 2013