Mobile Tips for Application Developers

The mobile QuickBase site displays automatically when you open QuickBase in a browser on a mobile device.  You don't need to do anything special to make your application appear in the mobile site, but by making a few tweaks to your application you can give your users a great experience with mobile QuickBase.

The following tips help you make your applications easy to use in the mobile site:

Of course, the best way to know how your application looks is to try it on your mobile device!

To learn more about the features available in mobile QuickBase, read Using Mobile QuickBase.

Tips for naming applications, tables, and reports

Because the screens on smartphones are narrow, QuickBase may need to abbreviate long names in lists of application, tables, and reports, and in page titles.  

To help your users find applications, tables, and reports quickly:

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Tips for reports

You can view table reports within the mobile site.  Other kinds of reports, including chart, calendar, timeline, grid edit, and summary reports, can be viewed only in the full site; if you select one of these reports, QuickBase asks if you want to go to the full site.

The image below shows an Open Projects table report. Note that for each record, the first two columns of data appear.

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Open Projects table report

When creating mobile-friendly reports for your application:

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Tips for application Dashboard pages

The Dashboard page is the first page you see when you open an application. It acts as your application's home page. By default, mobile users see a mobile version of the application Dashboard used in the full site.

You might want to modify your application's Dashboard with mobile users in mind if the current Dashboard:

To make your application Dashboard mobile-friendly:

  1. Create the Dashboard page.

  2. When adding sections to the page:

Tips for mobile forms

You can create simplified forms that load faster and enable mobile site users to view critical information without a lot of scrolling. You might want to create mobile-friendly forms if the current forms:

To provide a mobile-friendly form:

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