We are excited to announce two new components today powered by two of the most popular services for apps, Airtable and Stripe. We also have a few platform updates to improve your thunking experience.
We’ll be adding a few sample apps that demonstrates these new capabilities in the coming days so stay tuned!
① Spreadsheet powered by Airtable
Airtable is a popular service that looks like a spreadsheet but actually acts like a database so it can do database-like things like store attachments i.e. images in your spreadsheets (and not just text) and link records between spreadsheets.
We like Airtable because set-up is relatively a breeze for a spreadsheet.
Below is how you would upload data from your app to your spreadsheet
② Payment powered by Stripe
Stripe is one of the most popular payment providers for internet providers globally and powers the Payments component, which accepts all major debit and credit cards from customers in every country in 135+ currencies. Like Airtable, Stripe is relatively easy to set-up for a payment service (there are still a number of steps involved so please read the fine print).
IMPORTANT The Payment component powered by Stripe charges a 4.9% fee +$0.30 per transaction, 2% of which is taken by Thunkable as a maintenance fee.
Other updates in this release
- We now support opening an installed app by deep link on both iOS and Android (aka Activity Starter) via a Control block. You can find deep links for commonly installed apps at a helpful site called URL genius
Blocks now includes zoom control and a better location for the trash can (we know that this was super annoying before)
Properties have also been reorganized into more intuitive categories (more re-organization to come so please let us know if you have suggestions)