Creating an App

Article Number:040133

In Kintone, you can create apps that are tailored to various business needs. This topic describes how to create a simple app by dragging and dropping items.
Let's start creating an app by performing the following steps and you will get to know how apps work and what you can do with them.

In the following example, we will create an "Employee Information app" that manages employees data. In the Employee Information app, we need to add some entry fields, such as Full Name, Hire Date, Address, and Email Address. We will create an app by dragging and dropping these fields.

Image of the created app: Image of the created app

Now, let's create an "Employee Information app".

  1. On the Kintone Portal, click the Create App icon (the plus sign-shaped icon in the Apps section).

  2. Click "Create App from Scratch".  A screen to create a new app is displayed.

  3. Enter "Employee Information" in the app name field.

  4. From the list of items (they are called "fields") on the left side of the screen, select a "Text" field to enter the employee's name, then drag and drop it on the right area.

  5. Hover the cursor over the top right of the "Text" field that you placed in step 4. When the Settings icon (the gear-shaped icon at the top right of the field) appears, click Settings.

  6. Enter "Full Name" in the "Name" field and click Save.  Now the "Full Name" entry field is added.

  7. Repeat steps 4 to 6 for the following fields by dragging and dropping them in the app and specifying a name for each field. If necessary, adjust the position of each field with drag and drop operation.

    Field Type to Add Field Name
    Number Employee ID
    Date Hire Date
    Text area Address
    Link E-mail Address
    * In the field settings dialog, select "E-mail address" from the "Type". By doing this, when you click the entered e-mail address, an e-mail app like Outlook launches and you can send an e-mail right away.
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    When you complete placing the field, the screen would look like as follows. Screen with the input field placed

  8. Click Save Form on the upper left side of the screen.
    The settings you configured for the form are saved. As your settings in the app have not been applied yet at this point, you can change and save the settings as many times as you need.

  9. Click the Activate App on the upper right side of the screen.
    Clicking this button makes your app public, so that other users will be able to use it. The app will not be available to others until you click Activate App.

The Employee Information app is now ready. Next, we will add employee information to this app by following the steps described in Registering Data in an App.