I'm coming to you because...I need your help. I aspiration is to educate business users, power users and developers about PowerApps. But talking just about raw technical specs is not really stimulating for them. What they need is inspiration.
So instead talking about e.g. PA delegation or HTTP request action I noticed that there is better reaction when I talk about REAL use cases (and I mean it, no leave approvals or other well-known back office scenarios) and wait for people to ask for more "hey, but could you elaborate a bit on the delegation topic?" or "Oh wow, so to achieve this you used this HTTP request action...nice!".
In other words I invite you to kind of inspirational game where both parties (you & me) can get value from.
Let's make some crowdsourced ideas
My few ideas below. Each idea is on MIT license by default
- What PowerApp app are you using today?
- What PowerApp app would you use if it would be available?
- Does any of your colleagues mentioned about some problem where an app will fit?
Post app ideas as seperate posts so we could vote for apps using likes
For the simplicity and structure please follow below guidelines:
Name: [Short Name]
Need: [When would you use such app]
Inspiration: [What inspired you? Client/Own need/You saw something similar/Expand Boundaries]
Status: [What is the status of such app? Idea/In development/Done]
Behaviour: [Describe app functionalities in bullets]
Oh and please do not focus on how (in terms of possibility) to achieve something - we don't want to flood this topic with discussion if to achieve ABC it's better to use HTTP request on P1 license over SP HTTP request on O365 license etc
Name: Translated documents library
Need: I want to translate a docx or pptx to any language.
Name: Turn on/off my virtual machines from PowerApp
Need: Manual VM managament to save costs - Sometimes I forget to turnoff/logout from my computer. I want to do this remotely.
Inspiration: Expand boundaries
Name: Post postman
Need: I want to write simple post and share it with one click on Sharepoint, Facebook and Twitter.
Inspiration: Own need
Status: In development
Name: Event Hub
Need: To organise an event and track bookings, or as an attendee: to know what's happening a book a place
Inspiration: We used to have a custom solution in SharePoint on-prem. Spent a year without a replacement, and it was deserately missed!
Status: Done, but constantly evolving
Name: Open Office Booking
Need: As a team leader my team expects me to keep some office hours opened for them in a constant manner. Alternatively, as soon as guest access will come to play I want my customers to have easy way to book me a meeting when they can be sure I have an open slot for customers meeting.
Inspiration: My inspiration was a combination of internal needs and 3rd party applications like YouCanBookMe