How to Create a Jotform App From Scratch and Publish It

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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 My Apps, My Forms, and Form Builder.

Creating an app in My Apps

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 on Create App in the upper-left corner.
Jotform My Apps Create App

Note: You can also access My Apps using the quick access menu in My Forms.

Creating an app in My Forms

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 on Create New App.
Jotform My Apps Create New App
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The same effect can be achieved by selecting Create an App from the form’s More menu. You can also create an app containing multiple forms.

Creating an app in Form Builder

You can quickly create a new app using the active form:

  1. In Form Builder, go to the Publish tab.
  2. Click on Create App at the bottom.
Jotform My Apps Publish

Once you’re in the app builder, you can start customizing your app by adding elements and widgets to it. To learn more, see Adding New Sections.

How to Publish an App

Jotform Apps has different options for sharing your 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 App Builder.

Jotform My Apps Options

To learn more, see Embedding Apps.

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 App Builder.
  2. Click on Settings.
Jotform App Builder Publish Access Settings
  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.

App Builder Public Access

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.

App Builder private Access

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.

App Builder Company Access

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, see Jotform Enterprise.

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