Is there a way for people to look at my table that updates dynamically?

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Hi all,

Ok - new to Airtable.

Basically, i'm creating a timing sheet for a racing event. I'll add the times manually as the event progresses, and I want the crowd/competitors to see the details on their mobile devices WITHOUT HAVING TO REFRESH PAGE EVERY TIME.

I initially thought this could be done by embedding an iFrame on a Wix site, but iFrames don't update automatically. Well, the LINK does, but the page doesn't.

So then I thought maybe I could just share the view with the "share link to this view" feature, but that doesn't update automatically either.

The only other thing I can think of at this stage is to get everyone to install the Airtable app and have them view it through that? Is there a way to share the link so that they can somehow see it, NOT be able to edit it, and don't have to refresh the page to see the updates that I'll be adding over the course of the event?

Kind regards,


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They’d have to sign up for an Airtable account, and then you could share an interface with them.

Alternatively, your only no-code option is to use a portal like Nolocowhich updates automatically every 1-2 minutes.

However, Noloco requires people to create a free Noloco account, so it’s probably best to find a portal that allows your pages to be viewed publicly with no login necessary. 

The other Airtable portals that might potentially offer all of the above are Softr JetAdmin, and Glide.

I give a step-by-step tutorial of Noloco on this episode of the BuiltOnAir podcast.