Download Noloco Apps to your Mobile, Live Syncing, Workspaces and more

The Noloco team are excited to introduce one of the most highly-anticipated updates to Noloco – the ability to turn your Noloco app into a Progressive Web Apps (PWA).

PWA functionality is now available across all Noloco plans, making it easier than ever to use and share your Noloco apps.

Understanding Progressive Web Apps

Progressive Web Apps blend the best of web and mobile app worlds, offering a high-quality, app-like experience directly from your web browser. They can be added to your device’s home screen directly from your Noloco app, providing instant access to your app with just a tap.

Features and Benefits

  • Instant PWA Functionality:
    Enabling PWA for your Noloco app is seamless. Just enabled it from the PWA settings in your app. Your app users can then install it directly from their browsers, when they open your app, making it accessible from their home screens.

  • Cross-Platform Compatibility:
    Whether your users are on iOS, Android, Windows, or MacOS, they can now download and engage with your app as if it were a native application, ensuring a uniform experience across all devices.

Native Push Notifications:
Keep your app users engaged with native push notifications. Whether it’s for comments, mentions, or any custom Noloco notifications, this feature ensures that your users stay informed and engaged with your app, wherever they are.

Available to Everyone

We believe in democratizing technology and powerful app building features, which is why this feature is available to all our customers, on any Noloco plan. Whether you’re just starting out or scaling up, your Noloco app can now enjoy the cutting-edge benefits of PWA technology.

Why This Matters

With PWAs, you’re not just offering an app; you’re providing a seamless, integrated experience that meets your users where they are. The ability to instantly download your app to a device, combined with the native push notifications, not only improves user engagement but also significantly boosts the overall user experience, particularly for users on iPads, or when using your Noloco app on the go.

We’re excited to see your amazing mobile apps over the next few months. Stay tuned for more updates and features as we continue to improve Noloco.

Read the Guide on Noloco Progressive Web Apps

Live-Sync for Airtable

We have rolled out a major update that’s going to make your Airtable data sync with Noloco in real time. Say hello to live-sync, our new system for keeping everything up-to-date, instantly, always.

What’s new

With Live-sync, the moment you make a change in Airtable – whether it’s updating a record, adding a new one, or deleting – it’s immediately reflected in Noloco. This means no more waiting around for the sync to catch up. Your data is where it needs to be, the second you need it there.

Before Live-sync, updates from Airtable took anywhere from 2 to 5 minutes to show up in Noloco, depending on your plan. This was fine for some customers, but we knew we could do better, as many of you depend on consistent data across both Noloco and Airtable.

Now, with live-sync, your data doesn’t just sync faster, but instantly.

Why are we excited about this?

Live-sync streamlines your workflow like never before. Live sync isn’t just about speed; it’s about making your data management seamless, efficient, and as real-time as it gets.

Now, collaboration across your team is seamless, whether they’re working in an Airtable base or a Noloco app. Immediate access to the latest data equips you to act swiftly and maintain a competitive edge, whether you’re overseeing sales, keeping tabs on inventory, or keeping customers up to date.

Live Airtable sync is available to all Noloco users and is included on all plans. To take advantage of real-time sync functionality, you might need to upgrade your Airtable connection from your app, if that’s the case you will see a popup in your app. If you have used your app in the last few months, you have probably already done this.

Read the Guide on Live Syncing

Workspaces

8 Apr 2024

We have added Workspaces to your Noloco dashboard. To improve the way you manage, share, and collaborate on your Noloco apps, providing a more structured and flexible environment for teams of any size.

What Are Workspaces?

Workspaces in Noloco are designed to simplify how you share and manage access to your apps. A Workspace is a shared environment where teams can collaborate on various apps, ensuring that the right people have the right access at the right time. Whether you’re working with a small team or managing multiple groups across your organization.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Renaming Your Workspace:
    Tailor your workspace to reflect your team or project’s identity. Renaming a workspace allows you to customize it to fit the context of your work or the specific needs of your team, making it easier for members to recognize and engage with the workspace.
  • Inviting People to Your Workspace:
    Easily bring team members, stakeholders, or clients into your app workspace, facilitating better communication and teamwork.
  • Managing Your Workspace Plan:
    Whether your project’s scope expands or contracts, you can adjust your workspace plan accordingly. Or manage multiple workspace plans.
  • Adding Multiple Workspaces:
    For those juggling multiple projects or collaborating with different teams or clients, the ability to add another workspace will be a game-changer. Now you can ensure that each project has its dedicated space, with tailored access and collaboration settings.

With the introduction of Workspaces, we’ve also updated the Noloco dashboard to make it more intuitive and efficient. When you log into your Noloco account, your dashboard will show you:

  • Apps you’ve created
  • Apps belonging to a workspace you’re a member of
  • Apps you’ve been invited to as a builder

This streamlined view ensures that you have quick access to all of the apps most relevant to you, reducing clutter and focusing on what matters most.

Read the full user guide on Noloco Workspaces

Highlight Coloring

9 Apr 2024

Add an additional layer of intuitiveness and visual guidance to your apps, by changing the color of fields within highlight cards based on specific conditions.

What’s New

Highlight Coloring is designed to make your app visually appealing and more informative at a glance. By setting conditions that change the color of a card in a highlight component, you can visually guide your users through your app’s content, making it easier for them to understand data statuses or priorities based on color cues.

How It Works

Highlight coloring can be applied to any Highlight component on a blank page or record page. For any field in your highlight component, conditions that trigger color changes in the field card. For instance, you might want the “Publish Date” card to turn green if the date is in the past, signaling that the content is already published.

Add as many color conditions as you need, and however many conditions per color to ensure you can highlight the information you need to with ease.

Other improvements

There’s a host of other updates that we need to mention too

  • 2-week timeline view
  • Disable attachments in record comments
  • Restrict attachment fields to specific file types
  • Sort line items in DocsAutomator documents
  • Fullscreen modals on mobile for better mobile experience
  • Calculate the longitude and latitude of SmartSuite address fields too
  • Support ‘On-save’ action in public forms
  • Change the map view to satellite

That’s all for now! Stay tuned for more updates, or Request A Feature

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This is very nice, great work Noloco. :+1:

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Just curious if we could expect to see row coloring for collections on the roadmap?

Definitely something we hope to work on soon!