Overview of wrap Features in Power Apps

Author image By Manish Chavda  |  Wednesday, May 25, 2022 09:41 AM  |  5 min read  |   1557

Overview of wrap Features in Power Apps

This wrap feature of Power Apps allows you to create wraps around your canvas applications as customized Android or iOS apps, allowing local distribution for mobile device users.

In this guide, we’ll talk about installing wrap features on an existing field. Wrap features are Power Apps modules.

Wrap adds the mobile app development platform (MADP) capability in Power Apps.

  • Mobile app development with no code – make mobile apps without prior knowledge
  • The mobile app managed creation – we create the application for you.
  • End-to-end seamless branding – use your logo and color scheme
  • Multiple canvas applications support – bundle multiple apps into one mobile app
  • Enterprise governance using Microsoft Intune – protect your data by managing apps

Overview of wrap

The wrap feature of Power Apps allows you to cover your canvas applications with customized Android or iOS apps to distribute to mobile users via Intune and other distribution options native to the platform.

The following section will explain the how to utilize the wrap feature to create mobile applications:

Step 1: Start your PowerApps using the following link web.powerapps.com

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Step 2: Click on the Settings icon and then select the admin center, or open it using the link below. https://admin.powerplatform.microsoft.com/

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Step 3: Expand Resources using the navigation menu to the left and select Dynamics 365 apps.

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Step 4: Choose the United States environment from right in the top menu.

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Step 5: Search “Wrap” inside the Search box

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Step 6: Choose “Wrap (preview) to install Power Apps” Apps from the results and then click on the (…) the ellipsis in the results. Select the app to install.

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Step 7: Choose your preferred environment from the drop-down menu.

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Step 8: Click on the I agree to the conditions of the service Checkbox and click on the Install button.

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Step 9: After successful installation, the Apps will appear enabled.

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Step 10: Launch Your Power Apps and open your existing solution, or create your solution.

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Step 11: Select (…) the ellipsis icon on the canvas applications within your solution

Wrap multiple canvas apps together

It is possible to combine multiple canvas apps into one mobile app package. Mobile app packages require a home application known as the primary app. The app is the gateway to all other canvas apps within the package of mobile apps, which are known secondary apps.

Secondary apps are optional. If you only wrap an app on canvas, that app is still categorized as the primary app. However, the mobile app package does not contain any other apps.

The image below demonstrates that a primary application can include links to several additional apps. The Launch () feature can control the transfer of the primary and secondary apps in the mobile app can be controlled by the Launch() feature.

Wrap multiple canvas apps together

Use of Microsoft Power Automate Consulting Services in Powerapps

  • They can assist you in developing and designing creative, scalable, and cost-effective applications.
  • The PowerApps consultant can assist you in connecting and sharing these solutions with other people.
  • A professional must connect your application to the correct data source with the proper data mapping.
    Export the solutions you develop in your development environment. And then publish them on Microsoft AppSource to try them out.
  • Microsoft Power Automate Consulting Services can help you with your project’s initial designing and planning stages.

Understand wrap terminology

The wrap comprises multiple components that span Power Apps, App Center, and other third-party platforms, such as iOS and Android. Therefore, it is essential to know the components when working with wrap capabilities within Power Apps.

App Center API token

App Center lets you create user tokens as well as app tokens. Wrap requires app tokens, which allow all access to the application. Power Apps uses this token to allow it to connect and communicate with the app and the app’s location in the App Center.

The following best practices to follow when using an API token:

  • You can use a different token at each center of the app.
  • Do not reuse tokens used to wrap functionality in any other way.
  • Use the user token for wrapping. Make use of the app token.

App Center container

Containers inside App Center to store developed packages for mobile app distribution. The types of outputs you can build are based on your chosen platform.

Conclusion

Contact us if you have a vision or idea for a new application and would like to hire a PowerApps Development Company. Our Microsoft-certified development company can create your custom application for Windows or mobile platforms. We also offer Microsoft PowerApps consulting services if you need help getting started with your project or learning more about developing business applications.

People are often asking how to make custom apps in powerapps. With so many options available, you will find someone perfect for your requirements and pocket. So go ahead and hire PowerApps developer today!

 

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Manish Chavda

I have 4+ years of experience in designing, implementing, and maintaining applications in Microsoft Power Platforms & Microsoft .NET Technologies. Very good working experience in Power Apps, Power BI, Power Automate & SharePoint.

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