Building your first mobile app with Adalo

Tools included

Beginners welcome

For those who want to:

  • Turn your ideas into a working app for Android and iOS
  • Build an app for mobile or for web, or both
  • Build an app without hiring a developer

Adalo is a simple-to-use tool that makes creating native mobile apps and web apps easy through intuitive drag and drop functionality. Whether you're a startup, expanding your business, working on behalf of a client, or building your side-hustle, Adalo allows you to build an app without needing to know how to code.

In this tool-path, we walk you through getting set up in Adalo, familiarizing yourself with the dashboard and functions available, and how to go about creating an app.

Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

What will you learn?

Creating an app in AdaloStart now ⭢

With this short tutorial, you can learn how to do the initial setup for a new Adalo native mobile app. Adalo allows you to build both native mobile apps and desktop web apps (both great options depending on your app's purpose/user need) but here we specifically walk you through the steps to start a mobile app.

Creating a component in AdaloStart now ⭢

This tutorial guides you through adding your first component to your app. Components in Adalo are like building blocks. You can easily drag them from the component menu on the left to your app's design on the right, and drag them within your design to re-order. You can also customize any components using the options available.

Creating a collection in AdaloStart now ⭢

Collections are the lifeblood of your app in Adalo. If you have lists of any kind within your app, then you're going to need to use collections. In this tutorial, we show you how to make your first collection, customize it, and populate it with data.

Linking data to a component in AdaloStart now ⭢

So you have your first components, and you've made your first collection. Now you need to map your collection to your component on your app screen. Once connected, the data from your collection(s) will populate and display correctly on your app, even if the data changes or is updated. This tutorial walks you through the steps to get this mapping done.

Adding a filter and sort to your list in AdaloStart now ⭢

Perhaps you want to filter your collection lists—for example, if you want your users to be able to filter their search on your app, or you only want to display certain information at a certain time, or to a certain user type. In this tutorial, we guide you through adding a simple filter to your list, and a sort function, so you can order your information however you wish.

Creating a form in AdaloStart now ⭢

Forms are a great way for users to contribute information to the database(s) in your app, for example, adding recipes, travel itineraries, public profiles, or really any type of user-generated content. This tutorial shows you how to create a form, and connect it to your app's page so that the user's information is pulled through correctly.

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