How to Create a Jotform App from Scratch and Publish It

August 12, 2022

Create an app with Jotform App Builder to store all of your forms in one place and easily share them with others.

How to Create an App

There are a couple of ways to create an app. You can find the Create App button in the Form Builder, My Forms, and My App.

Creating an app from the Form Builder

In the Form Builder, you can quickly create a new app using the active form. Here’s how:

  1. Go to the Publish tab in the Form Builder.
  2. Click the Create App button.
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Creating an app from the My Forms Page

In My Forms, you can create an app using the top toolbar or via the form’s menu:

  1. Go to My Forms and select the form.
  2. Choose Apps at the top then click Create New App.
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The same effect can be achieved by selecting Create an App from the form’s More menu.

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Since Jotform’s apps can contain multiple forms, it’s possible to select multiple forms and create a new app containing the selected forms.

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Creating an app from the My Apps Page

My Apps is where all of your apps are listed. You can take various actions here such as viewing, editing, deleting, renaming, and sharing apps.

To create an app:

  1. Go to My Apps.
  2. Click the Create App button.
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Note: You can also access My Apps using the quick access menu in My Forms.

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How to Publish an App

Jotform Apps has different options for sharing an app. You can share your apps via a link, by sending email invitations, via a QR code, or by embedding them into your website.

All the sharing options can be found in the Publish tab of the Jotform App Builder.

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Access settings

An app can require login or signup based on its access settings: public, private, or company access.

To change the access settings:

  1. Go to the Publish tab in the App Builder.
  2. Click Settings.
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  1. Select the option based on your needs.

Public Access. All apps are public by default. They can be used without any login or signup.

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Public apps have an additional setting that allows users to access their submissions. This setting is enabled by default and shows the login or signup options in the app. If enabled, logged-in users can see their previous submissions or drafts made through the app.

Private Access. App users need to have a Jotform account to use a private app.

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Since all app users will be logged in while using the app, they can always see their previous submissions and drafts through the app.

You can also set a custom expiration date for the share link to prevent users from accessing the app after a specific date.

Company Access. Similar to Private Access, apps set to Company Access require login or signup.

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Users must have an email address with the organization’s email domain or be able to log in and use the app.

To Require SSO, check out Jotform Enterprise.

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