Microsoft PowerApps makes it easy to develop applications. And while creating PowerApps you can go for Model driven or Canvas app.
These are the two application types that you can manage in PowerApps platform.
Canvas Vs Model-driven Apps
In this blog, we discuss about Canvas Vs Model-driven apps in Microsoft PowerApps. We also discuss the differences between Canvas and model driven apps and when to make use each of these types.
Canvas apps are basically for mobile and tablet devices while model-driven apps are meant for Dynamics 365 applications.
What is Microsoft PowerApps?
Microsoft PowerApps is the low-code/no-code application development platform. Using PowerApps business owners, school teachers, mechanics, drivers or literally anyone can create applications.
Yes, Power Apps allows ‘native developers’ to develop and automate business applications. And these apps can be created using drag-and drop features in less time.
There are 3 types of apps can be created.
- Canvas Apps
- Model-driven apps
- Portal Apps
What is Canvas Apps
Microsoft PowerApps allows users to create apps for mobile and web browsers and the development is very similar to adding elements into a Canvas.
Canvas apps is the simplest way of creating apps in Microsoft PowerApps, as simple as creating a slide in PowerPoint.
What is Model driven Apps?
In Power Apps you can also create apps for Dynamics 365 such as Dynamics 365 Sales, Customer Service, Field service.
Model driven apps are created using CDS which otherwise you can also use in Dynamics 365 directly.
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The below PowerApps training video explains Canvas and Model driven apps and the differences between these two. The video also explains how to create these two types of apps in this PowerApps.
How to create Apps in PowerApps
Microsoft PowerApps for Beginners
Learning PowerApps is straight forward. Online you can find plenty of PowerApps training materials. Check out Getting Started with PowerApps Course.
From these courses you can start the basics of PowerApps, and later can go for advanced developer courses. Also can go for Microsoft Power Automate, Power Bi for better career options.
Dynamics 365 Academy hosts multiple PowerApps Training Courses.
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