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SharePoint 2013 For Dummies by Ken Withee

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Chapter 8

Creating a Custom App

In This Chapter

arrow Planning and creating a custom app

arrow Adding new columns to a list app

arrow Importing your spreadsheet as a list app

arrow Discovering apps in the SharePoint Store

SharePoint ships with a number of very useful apps, such as apps for calendars, tasks, pictures, links, announcements, contacts, discussions, issues, surveys, assets, and even reports, just to name a few. These apps are very useful, but there comes a time when you need to create your own app for very specific data. To create a custom app based on a list, you use the Custom List app.

Creating your very own SharePoint app may sound a little daunting. The good news is that creating and customizing an app couldn’t be easier. The easiest way to create your own app is to start with a Custom List app and then customize it for your particular need.

In this chapter, you find out how to create your own app. You see how to add columns to store data, create views into the data, validate data, and import data into your app. Finally, you explore the SharePoint Store, where you can search for and purchase ...

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