Application with User Management

Hi Airtable Fans,

what I am going to ask will sound crazy, but bare with me :smiley:

Sofar, Airtable has been a fantastic ace in my sleeve to build prototype and MVP (minimum viable product) applications faster than any of my colleagues can spin off a Java Virtual Machine. Saving, malaxing and serving data with Zapier and co. is absolutely fantastic. Some of those prototypes even landed “in production” and are still in use today because rewriting them “for real” wouldn’t have a high enough return on investment. Big THANKS to the Airtable team for that!

Right now, I am facing the next challenge. The next prototype I’d need to validate a business application idea with, would require some kind of user- and user-specific-data management. And I have no idea if and how I could do with with Airtable.

To make it easier to understand, let’s take the idea of a todo list.

How could I create a distributed, mutli-user todo-list application with Airtable?

  • Many users can add todo-entries (to the same base)
  • Each user can see only their entries

What creative ways can you come up with to enable this?

Thanks a lot,
Tim

I saw this from Mason a while back, might be helpful:

https://showcase.trymason.com/airtable/todo