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Interface on the mobile app?

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Hi there,
I guess the interfaces don’t work on Airtable mobile app yet.
I cannot build an interface, ok, but I don’t even find the interfaces I made for my table…
At least when I try to get to my new interface from my iPhone, I only can find a mention of it in notifications (but not on the workspaces overview), and it looks awful when I try to open it.
And if I click on the link in my email from my iPhone - no way to get to the interface either…
Or is it just a bug of my iPhone?..

Thanks! :winking_face:

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Welcome to the community, @kseka_anto! :grinning_face_with_big_eyes: Interfaces are currently only available in the desktop browser and standalone app environments. If you open the full browser version on a larger mobile device (like a tablet), it might work, but it’s not really designed for smaller devices like phones. The interface setup is designed from the outset for large screens. Will it ever be converted to work on smaller screens? Tough to say. You could always reach out to Airtable support directly (in the app: Help → Contact support), though there’s no telling if they’ll divulge their plans for interfaces on mobile (if they have any).

It would be nice if it worked on the tablet app. I can understand why it would be difficult to get all the UI to fit a mobile format.

Hi Justin. I understand that it might be difficult to build the interfaces on the mobile. But, it seems like a phone would be a great place to consume the interfaces, given how they can present simplified information and views.
Anyway, I love Airtable!

Any news on availability to have interface designer released in mobile?

It would be awesome!

Yes! I would love to have interface viewing on the app!

Seconding this! Would love to roll out the interfaces to our team members who primarily input data via forms on tablets rather than accessing the full system.

Yes, interfaces on mobile or at least on tablet would be awesome!

I’m really surprised this isn’t an option already. I’m using interfaces to summarise data in airtable and the key place I’d like to use this when I’m out and about on my phone. Currently there’s no option to me?

I totally agree, I really hope the interfaces will be available on mobile devices!
I love Airtable, and it would make it even greater

Sending some users to interfaces and some users to views, depending on their device, is a headache.

If mobile interfaces aren't in the cards or are a long way off, links (like in 'Open URL' buttons) that can detect the device capabilities and redirect to an interface or a view accordingly would be helpful.

Sorry for replying to myself but a 'Fallback View' could be a useful configurable parameter for Interfaces. Or maybe we'll have mobile interfaces next week 🙂

I will also echo what others are saying. Having an interface available on a mobile device actually makes more sense since I can devise even more terse views on the interface than I can in Views (for example, a blank template with just a grid view). In any case, the viewability of the resultant interface is our responsibility, but  we should at least have the option, no? 

I think they must be planning something, unless their plan is to forfeit the mobile space for front-end development. Especially when you consider that Interfaces are getting permissions-related capabilities that Views lack, such as the ability to just restrict a user to their own records without having to create a view for every... user... 😩

Exactly.... I don't understand the logic. I mean... I get it... solving reactivity on a UI that you don't control on whatever device that you also don't control sounds like a nightmare.... but still, I just don't legitimately think you can ignore the mobile space for major features anymore.

Hrm... if I were an airtable employee, I would start here: designing ONE mobile-ready interface. Can we pilot with only one interface that is not as customizable as the rest... in fact it can be a fixed format, just as a PoC while they work out all the other problems. If they expand like this, I don't see a huge lift

Agreed this is the next big thing they need to do!

This is an unbelievable limitation.

That fact that a person can't enter data into a table via a Form/Interface on their Phone is flat-crazy. That should be the *primary* need for Forms and Interfaces... to adjust input for tiny screens. From time management to inventory... so many tasks are done away from a desktop screen. The fact that this thread is a year old makes me wonder if Airtable is listening.

I want to add my voice to this thread as well. Interfaces, Timeline views and maybe even extensions all need to be accessible from a mobile device. Especially with the added user control that's come with the new interfaces release, mobile is needed more than ever.