It’s been a long time coming, but finally our team got approved at work for an Office 365 service account meaning we can now transition the apps I’ve developed away from my own to this. We’ve had to wait in part due to planning connected with COVID-19 plus the rolling out of a major project update, so priority for us was rather low so to speak. It couldn’t have come at a better time too, Microsoft’s having just rolled out automation features to Power Automate (formerly Flow) that we’re very keen to explore.
Already users have begun using the new apps mentioned here on my blog, the Support Desk app and newsletter submission app. I’ve received positive feedback from staff who’ve begun using the support desk app, suggesting they find it easy to navigate and create new tickets within; it’s always great getting positive user feedback!
I’m currently grappling with how best to document the apps offline. I’m currently using Word though do find it to be a very limiting medium, plus I hate Word which doesn’t help any. I really want to find a better way to document any code, design, and where that code applies i.e. OnSubmit. Something Design Systems advocate Jina Jane said in a video shared via her Twitter account recommended a central library that apps lookup for data on colours etc, thereby you change it once in the database and it changes across your apps instantly, love this idea and will look to implement.
We’re ever learning, aren’t we.