PDF and Word exports?

In my company, I have to generate and email PDFs of invoices and contracts, and generate and email Word documents. Right now, I use Filemaker (similar to Microsoft Access) for all of this, but though they’ve recently released a cloud version of the software, it’s not a real SaaS platform, so I’m looking to switch.

Can AppGyver do this?

This is obviously useful for a Web app. But I can see a salesperson out on a call using an app to, say, generate a quote or a proposal or an invoice for a customer and email it to them right from the app.

Thanks!
– Maria

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Sorry for taking a while to repsond!

Generating a PDF or Word document from some source data in your app is something you’d use a backend service for, so for the time being, this kind of functionality is not on the direct roadmap. We do plan to roll out a Backend-as-a-Service product that makes it super easy to configure and run services like this, but that’s still some time away.

In the meantime, you would find or code a backend service that provides an API that takes your source data and outputs a PDF, and triggers that via the REST API integration (or directly through the HTTP request flow function).

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@Harri_Sarsa is there a way to view that pdf in the native apple pdf viewer and be able to share it with other apps as a pdf? for example print it?

The best way i have found to view and share PDF files is by opening them with the webview component. It has built in functionslity to download or share

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how do you use the webviewer? is it possible to open the current page of your app in the web browser. then you can easily do a java-script function with print()

Hi, any news on a potential solution to generate pdf from appgyver?

To me, this is a must-have from any app if you ant to send information to a third party…

Thanks

Matt