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Patti_Lo
Airtable Employee
Airtable Employee

Hello everyone! I’m Patti, a Product Designer at Airtable and I’m excited to share Mobile Interfaces are now available to use on your iPhone!

Whether you're commuting, away from your desk, or simply prefer using your phone, you can now effortlessly view and manage interfaces from the convenience of the Airtable app. All you have to do is download the latest version of the Airtable iOS app.

Below are some key functionalities you’ll see on mobile:

Easily navigate to your interfaces directly from the Airtable app home screen or from links in emails and notifications.

mobile-interfaces-nav.pngCut through the noise and view full-screen pages of List, Gallery, Calendar, or Kanban layouts. Not only that, you’ll also be able to search and filter records using the tab or dropdown filter elements.

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Make edits to field data, view and add comments, and take most button actions on a record.

mobile-interfaces-record.png

Add new records through a form.

mobile-interfaces-form.png

As you use the new mobile experience, please share your thoughts with us—we value your feedback as we continue to improve and develop more features and layouts. We’re looking forward to hearing what you think! Again, just make sure you have the most updated version of the app

Last but not least, we did not forget about all our amazing Android users! Stay tuned for an update in the near future.

47 Comments
Joseph_Roza
7 - App Architect
7 - App Architect

@Leslie_Burke @Dennis_Petrou 

Mobile interfaces currently only work with the table-based interfaces (List, Gallery, Kanban, Calendar), but not Timeline.

Custom designed pages are not currently available. I'm assuming they'll make a return, but in a manner similar to the new sidesheets.

Leslie_Burke
7 - App Architect
7 - App Architect

@Joseph_Roza That may be, but I have a Gallery interface that only shows a tiny sliver of pictures. See the screenshots below to compare how it appears on desktop vs. mobile. When you scroll down on mobile, it scrolls through a tiny sliver of each picture. I'm so glad that interfaces are coming to mobile, but I would have preferred to wait a bit longer and get a fully baked version. 

Interface_desktop.pngInterface_Mobile.jpeg

Joseph_Roza
7 - App Architect
7 - App Architect

@Leslie_Burke Interesting! I run into the tiny sliver of pictures issue with my sidesheets on mobile, but not the gallery only page. Either way, I have seen something similar. It's very 'beta'.

Joseph_Roza
7 - App Architect
7 - App Architect

BUG: Record details appear to 'stack' on top of each other during record detail inception (haha). ie. open one record detail sidesheet, then open another record detail sidesheet within that sidesheet. 

I can see features from the bottom of the previous sidesheet on the new sidesheet.

joshsorenson
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Beginning to wonder if Airtable even tests these things before rolling them out.

Kai_Muscher
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Ah, my bad! I didn't realize that the mobile app does not display interfaces with GRID VIEW. When I switch to LIST VIEW it works. Unfortunately 90% of my interfaces are using grid views. 

 

K

 

Kai_Muscher
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Hm, just trying the mobile app on my iPad Pro 12,9“ … interfaces seem not accessible at all. Have I overlooked something?

 

K

Rob1
5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

This is Awesome !

It really doesn't seem to be working well though certainly not as obviously as this post and teh release video suggest. seems only certain types of interfaces work but there's no info on what those are.

I have one calendar interface that works and another that doesnt even though they are the same type of interface build.

some Don't display anything at all and it seems to ignore interfaces that have been built to bring lists from several tables into the same "sheet" it just shows these pages as empty and just skips all those tables. I don't understand why this wouldn't be supported when an obvious need for interfaces and build out is to put several lists in

A few say This Page is not supported on mobile go to desktop view  without any real explanation o why . one I mostly text block another is a timeline interface that is a feature you all are saying is suiuported. 

so there seems to be a lot of info missing on what is actually mobile.

Calvin_Young2
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Super stoked to see this, it means we're on the right track!

However, we need more support for tablets.  I have a fleet of iPads deployed with interfaces the "old fashioned way" (browser shortcuts on the iOS home screen) which works well enough.. but there are some major issues and I would really like to see full-fledged support for iPads in the future.  Particularly for complex interfaces that are otherwise designed to fit that resolution / aspect ratio!

J_W1
6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Great development, but hoping for a rapid release-cycle with improvements. 
Mainly, iPad/Tablet support and the custom drag-n-drop interface designer supporting mobile screens.