Creating an App from Scratch

Article Number:040638

You can create an app from scratch.
Here, with a Daily Report app as an example, you will learn about the app setting flow and the basic operations.

Image of the created app Image of the created app

Creating an App

  1. On Kintone Portal, click the add button Create App in the Apps section. Click add button on the Portal

  2. Click Create App from Scratch. Click Create App from Scratch You see a form setting screen for your new app. Screen to create a new app

  3. Enter the app name. Type "Daily Report" for the app name in the field. You can rename the app from the app settings page later.
    Enter app name Click an app icon to change its icon. Or change the icon after you complete the app. Changing the icon

  4. Click a field from the field list on the left and drag and drop it into the frame at the right side of the screen.
    In this example, place "Date," "Created by," and "Text area" fields.
    You can expand their widths and heights.

    Image Image Image Placing a field

  5. Duplicate the Text area field to place two fields of the same type.
    Hover the mouse cursor over the upper right side of the field. When the Gear icon Gear icon appears, click Duplicate. Duplicating a field

  6. Change the name for each field.
    Hover the cursor over the upper right side of the "Text area" field you have placed. When a gear icon Gear icon appears, click Settings. Opening the field settings Type "What you've done today" in the Name section and click Save.
    Changing the field name Repeat the same steps for the rest of the fields and change the names respectively: Change the field names to "What to do tomorrow" and "Your Thoughts/What you've learned" for this Daily Report app. Changing the field name

  7. Click "Save Form" on the upper left side of the screen to save the form.
    When you click Activate App on the upper right, the app will be activated on your environment.
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Changing App Settings

You can change the app settings at any time.

  1. To change the app settings, click the setting button Setting button on the upper right side of the "View" screen. Opening the App Settings Screen

  2. Change the display order of the view on app settings page.
    You can move fields after placing them.
    Hover the mouse cursor over the field to move and drag and drop it to a new place. Duplicating a field Lined up fields can be moved up or down together.  Duplicating a field

  3. To change the app settings, click Update App on the upper right.