We are in the middle of a Power Pizza Blog Series! I am walking through lessons learned while building a Power App to track your Pizza Crawls. This will allow your friends to submit their locations, enter ratings and view the winner. Finally, a scientific solution for finding the best pizza!
The First Demo
Let’s talk about the Power Pizza Power App version 1. It was a complete disaster! I was so excited to show it off and button after button did not work. I thought I submitted a new record and nothing was added. Then I thought I would go back and I couldn’t. At one point, I got to a page where there was no way to leave.
Needless to say I sat there laughing very hard and very concerned that this project would never come to fruition.
However, a few days later the App was completely different! Buttons were working! Forms were submitting! It was great!
Finally, I was able to test, find issues and fix them quickly. It was amazing to see the progress in just a short time.
The moral of the story is – Don’t give up! You will get there! It just takes time and perseverance.
Then I got stuck again. I had a few remaining pieces I wanted to do but I couldn’t figure out. I made a list of everything I wanted to fix so I could mark things off as they got done and add things as I found them. This really helped to see incremental progress as I worked.
The one issue I struggled with for far too long. I looked at blogs and docs pages but seemed to go in circles. One night I had given up and decided to wait for Phil Topness to help me and then I had an epiphany and solved it. More to come on this later.
Keep trying! You will figure it out!