What is Open as App? And what is automatic app creation all about?
What is Open as App?
All you need to start working with Open as App is your professional expertise. Your apps are based on your existing data (eg in Excel or databases). Simply link or upload your data to openasapp.net and then design and share your app.
How is Open as App different from other app tools?
So, all the logic of your data, including formulas, calculations, and properties will persist in your app, and your app will instantly be available on all platforms – iOS, Android, W10, Bot, and the Web. You can also write back data from your app. Updates are available instantly. This makes Open as App the perfect solution for everyone and every company who wants to use their data on mobile devices, on the web and as bots.
Other tools use pre-built building block modules to which app creation is restricted. The apps created with these tools are not 100% native.
On which platforms is my app running?
Why do I need an App Client on my smartphone?
Normally, you would have to publish every app in the individual app stores. This is charged for, it requires a lot of background knowledge, you need to meet various quality standards. And this takes its time.
How do I know if an app is 100% native like Open as App?
You can tell the difference when using Open as App on your smartphone or tablet. A native app calculates, sorts or opens the data immediately and without reloading. It is online and offline 100% available. This is convenient and saves waiting time, even if the connection is good.
A semi-native or web app, must always reload content when features are running. It is therefore only available online on smartphones.
Open as App is 100% native on iOS, Android and W10 and it is available in your browser, embedded into your website, as a chatbot and as input for voice bots.
How do I start working with Open as App?
How to start with Open as App?
To create and centrally distribute apps you need an account on www.openasapp.com. You do not have to program.
To use the created apps, you need the App Client from Open as App. These can be downloaded in the respective App Store. The apps are immediately available there, as well as any changes made to the app.
How to test Open as App?
Sample files can be found in the App Creator on the Select Data page. Click the Use Sample Files box. There you will find a selection of files that you can use immediately to get an idea of app creation and sharing with Open as App.
I do not want to save my data in the Open as App Cloud. How do I do that?
You can also link your data from another provider like Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Sheets as well as from Sharepoint. With the Open as App Gateway, On Premise’s data management is also possible.
The data is sent directly to the users’ devices and only then connected to the app.
What kind of apps can I create with Open as App?
How can I protect and distribute my apps?
The private mode protects the app. Only users who have been invited by e-mail have access. With the user rights, it is still possible to distinguish whether users are allowed to read or modify data.
In public mode, the app is freely accessible to all users. It can be distributed via a link or social media.
The access rights also apply if the app is used as a web app or embedded in a website.
How do I manage my apps?
What can you tell me about security with Open as App?
How is Open as App hosted?
Via our partner Telekom we also offer the hosting of the data in the Deutsche Telekom Cloud (Azure Germany).
With our Open as App Gateway you can even host your data on Premises.
What security standards does Open as App meet?
Open as App is also integrated into MDM systems such as MobileIron AppConnect, AppConfig or Blackberry Good.
How can I learn more about security with Open as App?
How do you support me if I want to use Open as App in my company?
What data can I include in Open as App?
For our enterprise customers, we release additional drivers for automatic use upon request.
How can I integrate Open as App into my company's infrastructure?
In addition, you can use the Open as App Gateway to host data on premises or from other cloud systems.
Where can I get help with app creation?
What can I use Open as App for?
- Many of our customers have existing Excel solutions and want to use this data distributed to mobile devices in a user-friendly and secure way,
- Others link Open as App to databases and keep their teams and their data up to date,
- or they distribute reports with dashboards as apps.
- then again others have mobile devices and want to use them more actively than just for e-mailing.
What are other customers doing?
- Individual offer preparation with instant PDF
- Calculators for insurance
- Reports / Dashboard in the Finance / Banking area
- ROI calculators
- Dynamics CRM connections with calculators
- Performance reports and information about booking status
- Information transmission and dose calculations in the medical field
Can I edit access rights at any time?
How many apps can I create with Open as App?
Are there any restrictions on the number of users?
If your app is published in private mode in a business account, all users who have been invited can access it. The number of users depends on the business package and the number of users booked.
In evaluation mode, apps can be used and shared with full functionality for testing purposes or as non-commercial apps.
How can I earn money with Open as App?
Does Open as App have a partner program?
- Sale of Open as App Business packages and licenses for commission
- Support their customers using Open as App for commission
- Integrate Open as App into your customers’ systems on a project basis
- Create apps on a project basis or for sale to a broader community in our app catalog
If you are interested in partnering with Open as App, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I sell apps directly through the Open as App?
If you want to become a partner and sell apps directly through Open as App, please email us at email@example.com.