Today at the SouthCoast Summit, I attended a great session by Michelle Wong (@MichelleWongNL) where we looked at the PowerApps Express Design.
It was briefly presented by Ryan Cunningham during the keynote, so it got me curious.
PS: Ryan’s post announcing this feature —> https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-express-design-in-power-apps-converts-images-and-designs-to-apps-in-seconds/
The idea is amazing, seems as if it was taken from a sci-fi episode.
You could draw an app in a piece of paper, and PowerPlatform can create an app for that.
Well, this is how it was presented, so you understand, why I had to know more about it.
Let’s talk Geek talks now.
The idea is that you have two options:
1- Draw a From (single form), or take a screenshot of a pdf (or any other) form:
Power Apps would be able to recognise the different fields and labels. I think we are using Syntex here, to interpret the drawing.
My Personal POV 😶
1- The first approach of drawing a form and letting PowerApps translate that into a Canvas App won’t be very successful, if not significantly improved. For me, as I spend long hours designing PowerApps, this approach won’t make my life easier.
I would just say, that this is a good use case to say Syntex and the AI Model behind are great.
2- The FIGMA Approach: Now this approach seems to have some good potential, I am definitely giving it a try. As consultant, especially when I start designing/building apps, it would make more sense to use a design tool to agree on the UI/UX and Screens’ flow with the customer, instead of templating in PowerApps.