Interface sharing option suggestion

I tried using interface designer and it is a very cool feature. One thing I would suggest to have is a sharing the interface like a view. For example, I would like to share particular interface in read only mode and do not want the user to be able to go and see all contents of the base. Currently, if I give read-only permissions the user can go and see all tables in the base.

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Same here, please enable the public shared link like the views

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Third! Same situation for me.

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So do I !

Who are the Interfaces built from AIRTABLE vs. the VIEWS shared / embedded in READ-ONLY intended for?

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Interfaces is an amazing improvement but without the option to share via link as we can do with views is a total waste of time.

Panels with data summaries are very handy but I don’t want everybody to have full access to the database in order to access an specific summarie panel. It is easy to understand.

Let us love Airtable more than yesterday but less than tomorrow.

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Hopefully the Airtable developers hear us and fix some of the weaknesses in the current implementation. Let’s give them a chance without accusing them of incompetence.

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Yes, please! Having a public/direct link for an interface would be so nice!

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Agree, Interface Designer is great! If you take the paradigm suggested, that these are application interfaces to the existing DB backend of the primary Airtable, interface access control is a super important feature that I hope to see coming.

The reason that developers create GUIs is so that users can interact with the data in a way that is helpful for them in doing their work, as well as making sure they don’t edit data they shouldn’t. While you can sort of do this with Interface Designer now, you can’t really design a new workflow for a new users, say, that does give them access to edit some fields they need to be able to, without putting them a couple clicks away from full edit on the entire database.

Similarly, Dashboards are often used to summarize data for audiences that should not have full access to the underlying data. For example, you may have a database of club membership, and want to show summaries of that to the members, while not publishing all of the members contact information.

Having said all of that, I totally love the idea of shipping, and minimum viable product, just giving feedback as to what would allow our organization to really use the Interface Designer.

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I assume that this feature will come when beta ends. I know several people who (like me) pay for a Pro account because they can create shareable views. It is not realistic for us to use interfaces that cannot be shared with others who do not have a Pro account. The fact is that different groups use different platforms.

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