Introduction to Caspio Bridge
What is Caspio Bridge?
Caspio Bridge is a combination of two powerful ideas:
- A feature-rich online database
- A visual application builder
With Caspio Bridge you can easily capture, publish and manage data online. Caspio Bridge significantly reduces development time, expense, and difficulty of creating a powerful web database.
How should I get started?
If you have previous experience with database projects you will find Caspio Bridge very easy to use and understand. If this is your first database project, below you will find some recommended steps to implement your project efficiently.
In our examples, we will be making a web database for a Real Estate company.
When building your first Caspio Bridge Apps try to divide your development process into three steps:
Here are some questions to help you envision your future apps:
- How many different kinds of users will you have (office staff, administration, customers, general public users)?
- What tasks will each different kind of user do using your app?
- What data will be used in each type of task. What information will they be submitting through forms, and how are they going to search for previous records?
Creating a solid implementation plan for your app will save you a lot of time and also help you to communicate your project with others in case you need support or additional training for specific features.
Now that you have a good idea about what you are going to implement you can start the creation process. Caspio Bridge uses point and click wizards to guide you through the construction of each element of your app. To implement your apps you are probably going to make several Tables and several DataPages. Group the tasks that apply to the same type of information. These tasks will likely be based on the same Table. Create the tables needed to hold your data.
Once you have your Tables created, you can select the DataPage type that matches the needs of your task. Follow the wizard for that DataPage type to implement your desired task. The most common types of DataPages early on in your project are likely to be Web Forms to take in data, and Search and Report pages to search, view, and edit data that’s already been collected.
After you’ve created some DataPages you’ll be ready to make them available to the rest of the world. This process is called Deployment. Caspio Bridge provides a variety of deployment methods to suit your individual needs.
Caspio Bridge is an advanced and versatile platform that allows you to quickly implement web database applications. It’s a good idea to plan out the functionality you are trying to implement. After you’ve envisioned the functionality, you will make tables to hold data, and multiple DataPages to allow your users to add to, view and manipulate data.