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MasterOffice365
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PowerApps SharePoint User Experience Demo - you'll want to watch this...

Imagine if you could develop an app with PowerApps that enables you to view any content in SharePoint you have permission to view on any site, view all the Document Libraries and Lists on those sites, view just about any documents such as PDFs, Word, PowerPoint within the same app, view photo libraries rendering highly compressed images AND even watch videos stored in your Document Libraries. And all that functionality had been implemented on just one screen in PowerApps without a single workaround or hack to enable all those things. And if you really want to, you can overide the View Threshold currently 2000 records much higher, although I wouldn't recommend it.

 

Not a chance, right? That type of functionality is years away surely? No doubt many of you have already been waiting years for it.

 

Guess again Smiley Very Happy

https://youtu.be/SYqscqPo9wM

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Tada.

 

Now final version of this app.

 

View PDF documents or any documents converted to PDFs on the fly, download, edit metadata, watch videos, view photos stored on any site in any document library including subfolder or list with zero connectors associated with the app, enabled leveraging the SharePoint v2 Graph APIs invoked by just 7 Flows that do everything demostrated in a single app with a single screen in that app!

 

Need I say more Smiley Very Happy

https://youtu.be/vSbwmHfqK3c

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Pstork1
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Very nicely done.  You really should submit this as a potential template.

 

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@Pstork1 wrote:

Very nicely done.  You really should submit this as a potential template.

 

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Smiley Very Happy Smiley Very Happy Smiley Very Happy

 

What is quite remarkable is that 95% insofar as retrieving all the content reflected in the demo app is based on just 3 Flows. No Connectors whatsoever associated to the app. The Flows have been implemented in such a way that they could be reused for countless other apps you may potentially wish to create,

 

The complexity of the demo app however is high, primarily because there are just so much functionality showcased that it in a way may well spark an evolution insofar as how most App Makers have until now have developed solutions solely based on content from SharePoint Lists as apposed to consuming any content in their apps from SharePoint Docunent Libraries. 

Are you going to share your insights with the community?

Nice job, lot's of great stuff going on there.

Yip.

 

I am busy drafting a blog that goes into a lot of detail on how I developed this solution which I expect to publish that blog in about a week. I will also share the PowerApps solution when I post the blog.

 

All of the functionality showcased in the blog is based on the SharePoint v2 Graph APIs currently still in beta and thus not officially supported on production environments. That said given that there are so many workarounds aka hacks that partially provide some of the functionality I have implemented in the demo app, none of the current workarounds are supported either. 

I have uploaded a now "final" video demo of the app I have created on YouTube that is now narrated and displays even more functionality I have implemented subsequent to my earlier post on this thread.

This latest demo really depicts some awesome functionality that speaks to so many App Makers out there that keep asking when is this type of functionality I have now demonstrated is in fact possible today. 

https://youtu.be/gKL92VU6QwA

 

I will be posting a blog within the next week (hopefully) on exactly I made all the cool stuff I've demonstrated in the demo video possible within a single PowerApp.

Watch this space or check out my web site:

http://masteroffice365.com

Sometimes life happens and things take somewhat longer than anticipated!

Hence the corresponding blog to this thread is still imminently forthcoming...

 

Since my previous response on this thread I have been refining 2 of the 3 primary Flows I've created for my demo app more generic to accommodate a far wider use case scenarios. Those are now basically complete now and I by and large just need to describe what each step in each of the Flows does in my upcoming blog.

 

Equally I have enhanced the initial demo app I created to showcase what I at least think is quite an awesome user experience rendering content the user has permission stored in ANY site (and subsites) from ANY Document Library (and subfolders) or List.

 

In my app I also demonstrate on-the-fly conversions of Word, PowerPoint, HTML and likely others I haven't tested can instantly be converted to PDFs and displayed in a PDF Viewer control and equally just as easily view actual PDF documents stored in a SharePoint document library in that same PDF Viewer control with zero effort or workarounds that have historically been required in order to view PDF documents stored in SharePoint due to authentication related challenges. 

 

Notwithstanding the demo now showcases how calling a single Flow content from any list on any site can be consumed by the app inclusive of ALL the metadata pertaining to whichever list you query, which thereafter be displayed in a Gallery control or any other requirement for your app. Furthermore the same Flow returns the actual schema definition for the list, such that at run time the app is able to determine the field type for each column in that list for example which columns are lookup fields to another list on the site, person or group fields, date time fields, text fields with the number of lines and maximum length, choice fields inclusive of possible choices for that column as well as attachments etc. 

 

I have recorded a new video of the demo app I have created. I am currently reworking the Flows to remove some unnecessary complexities rather than try and explain in the upcoming blog what the initial intention of those "now" unnecessary steps were intended for. 

 

Demo of v2 of the app on YouTube:

PowerApps SharePoint User Experience Demo v2

 

On a side note, everything in the video recording I uploaded has been implemented in a single screen in the demo PowerApp showcased in the video. Surprisingly enough I found it easier to develop the demo app with all the functionality depicted on one screen, go figure Smiley Wink

Tada.

 

Now final version of this app.

 

View PDF documents or any documents converted to PDFs on the fly, download, edit metadata, watch videos, view photos stored on any site in any document library including subfolder or list with zero connectors associated with the app, enabled leveraging the SharePoint v2 Graph APIs invoked by just 7 Flows that do everything demostrated in a single app with a single screen in that app!

 

Need I say more Smiley Very Happy

https://youtu.be/vSbwmHfqK3c

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Thanks so much for all your work on this thread and topic @Office365Master!

 

@Anonymous 

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