We’re continuing to learn with Yusuf Shariff from our Business Solutions and Intelligence team. In this series, Yusuf shares useful tools and resources to assist you with your Power App development process. Even if you’re a seasoned app maker, we’re sure you’ll learn something new today.
RedCloud’s top 10 tools are broken out into four categories:
01 | Udacity Courses
If you’re new to Power Apps, Udacity offers a ton of great courses and there’s a free Power Apps course available to help start your Power Apps journey.
Access free Udacity Power Apps Courses here
02 | Dribbble
Get design inspiration from some of the top designers around the world. You can set up a profile and save designs you like and even showcase your design work.
03 | Microsoft Fluent Design System
Microsoft apps like SharePoint, Planner, and Teams use the Fluent UI Design System. While Power Apps allows you to design your app any way you want, following the Fluent UI design system will make your apps fit within the design of the suite of Microsoft apps.
Learn more about the Fluent UI Design System here
04 | Material.io Color Tool
The Materials Color Tool helps you play with color pallets and even lets you check that your theme meets accessibility standards. The tool also gives you a mockup of your colors to get an idea of how they look on an app.
Access the Materials Color Tool here
05 | Figma
Figma is a browser-based UX design tool that allows you to easily create wireframes, prototypes, design presentations, and much more. There’s even a Power Apps tool kit you can use to import your Figma app prototype into Power Apps with Express Design.
Learn more about Figma here
Power Apps Figma UI Kit
Creating Power Apps from Figma Guide
06 | Mockaroo Data Generator
When you need placeholder data in your Power Apps, Mockaroo allows you to generate data easily and can be exported in multiple formats.
Learn more about Mockaroo here
07 | Canvas Apps Coding Standard & Guidelines
This Microsoft guide for Canvas apps is a great resource to ensure you’re building a great, organized app with optimized performance.
Access the Microsoft guide for Canvas apps here
08 | Power Platform Creator Kit
Microsoft’s Power Platform Creator Kit has all sorts of amazing reusable components and apps that help you design and build your apps.
Learn more about Microsoft’s Power Platform Creator Kit here
09 | HTML Editor
When you need to use the HTML control in Power Apps to display data/info, especially if you’re creating a print screen or formatting data to send an email, this tool makes it easy to create what you need and easily export the code.
Learn more about Word to HTML here
10 | Loading Spinners
Loading spinners are important in your Power Apps, so users know when action is in process. You can use the standard built-in loading spinner or up your design with a ton of downloaded options from loading.io that even allow you to enter your specific colors.
Start using loading.io here
Thank you for teaching us these Power App resources and tools, Yusuf! All of our how-to series from RedCloud’s BS&I expert team can be accessed here.
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