In this post we will see the main differences that allow us to establish the type of app to use when we want to create an app in PowerApps.
By reading the following features, you can easily determine which direction to take before you start developing your app.
|FEATURE||CANVAS APP||MODEL-DRIVEN APP|
|Business Scenario||More simple |
(e.g. Leave Request, Avaibility, Survey, Rating, etc…)
|More complex |
(e.g. Lead management, Order processing, etc…)
|Layout||Complete control |
(e.g. Buttons, Photo, Audio, Icons, etc…)
|Dynamics 365 Unified Interface |
(e.g. Views, Forms, etc…)
|Data Source||CDS + Other Connectors (complete list)||CDS|
|Data Validation||CDS entity scoped business rules + Expressions/Formulas||CDS entity scoped business rules + Client script API|
|Security||Role-driven apps||Role-driven components|
|Configuration||More Complex|| More Simple |
(Dynamics 365 Framework)
|Extensibility||Plugin and Workflow developed for the CDS||Plugin e Workflow developed for the CDS + Client script API|
|Embedding other Apps||Sharepoint and Teams Apps||Canvas Apps|
Hope it helps and happy 365Power’ing!