Glide helps companies create smartphone apps based on Excel files, no coding necessary
Users plug information into an Excel spreadsheet and the program turns it into an app. Glide offers several templates, including for human resources — like organising interviews or employees — advertising a small business or running a podcast. Users can also create their own Excel sheet. The service is currently available. There is a free option and fee-based services.
Glide was started by four programmers who were frustrated at how difficult it was to create an app. David Siegel, CEO and co-founder at Glide, and his co-founders Jason Smith, Mark Probst and Antonio Garcia Aprea were working for a different company at the time. They started exploring non-coding methods to create apps and decided the widely used spreadsheet made the most sense for companies.