What's New with Thunkable? June 2023 Product Updates

To make Thunkable the best drag and drop app builder on the market, we are constantly improving our offerings. These are our June 2023 product updates.
Written by
Ariel Gonzalez
Published on
June 28, 2023

Grab a pair of sunglasses before feasting your eyes on Thunkable’s hottest features of the summer.

Get ready to build amazing apps with our latest drag and drop app builder updates and new features.


Let’s dive into all the summer fun you’ll be having.

Layouts and Custom Data Viewer

Now available in Beta for all users, Layouts allows you to get the perfect format for your user interface (UI) design. Included in Layouts is Custom Data Viewer! The best apps have a ton of beautifully organized dynamic data for their users to enjoy in the form of marketplaces, lists, scrollable content, and so much more!

Layouts and Custom Data Viewer

What Does This Mean for You?

Want to replicate the look and feel of AirBnB or Instagram within your no code mobile app using columns and rows of data? With the released Layout component, now you can! 

Thunkable provides a variety of default Data Viewer List and Data Viewer Grid templates, but saving a customized Layout component as a Data Viewer allows the app to auto-populate with the necessary data into a neat layout. Even better, you can save your Layout and use it across multiple projects.

Learn how to create a custom data viewer and implement the Layout component for your no code mobile app development needs.

Who Is This Available To? 

We believe everyone should have the ability to build their own custom native mobile apps with powerful capabilities, so we are making this latest feature available to all our Creators. 

Please note that this feature is still in Beta. It is available for users at all subscription tiers, but we are working through a few final aspects. If you have any questions, please let us know in our Community.

Get started by adding this new capability to your Thunkable no code mobile app!

Performance Improvement on Screens

We’re making working through your app at peak performance easier than ever. 

Speed screen toggle

What Does This Mean for You?

Creators who would like to improve their speed and load time during their no code app creation process now can with the the ability to turn off preview for screens that aren’t actively being worked on. 

You can disable screen preview for projects with multiple screens to improve platform performance and load time. When enabled, the project only loads the screen you are actively working on while the other screens remain paused. You can still fully live-test your app to get a sense of the end-to-end user flow. 

To enable this app screen saving ability option, simply go to your Account, then Features, and hit the toggle button.

Who Is This Available To? 

Thunkable prioritizes the ease and comfort of building mobile apps, so this feature is available to all Thunkable Creators.

Custom Splash Screen

Greet your app users with a custom splash screen.

splash screen

What Does This Mean for You?

Thunkable Creators now have the ability to customize their app’s splash screen, including animations and background colors, to show off a business logo and align with their brand guidelines. 

Thunkable Tip: Use a custom splash screen as a marketing opportunity to increase brand awareness and flash your logo.

Click here to learn more about setting up your Splash Screen.  

Who Is This Available To? 

This feature is available to Creators with a Business or Teams license. Interested in benefiting from this feature? Talk to us about upgrading your license today!

Data Storage Options

Our Thunkable platform allows you to connect your no code mobile app to the following data sources: Google Sheets, AirTable, Webflow, or your own table. We have taken this up a level and are allowing Creators to select their preferred storage option. 

Data Source

What Does This Mean for You?

With our latest update, you have the option to choose between a Stored or App Data Source. If data is altered while the app is open, with a Stored Data Source, the data within a table will remain unchanged when a user closes and reopens the app. However, with an App Data Source, the table’s data will reset, reducing the time it takes for the app to load on the user's device.

To create your own data table with these two options, view our docs.

Who Is This Available To? 

Thunkable’s data storage options are available to all app Creators regardless of their plan.

Thunkable’s User Interface Updates

The user interface (UI) for our platform has gotten a refresh to better accommodate our Creators.

UI Layout

What Does This Mean for You?

On the Thunkable platform, you will notice the latest organization of our Component tree and hierarchy, making it easier to locate and organize your active Components.

Who Is This Available To? 

Everyone can benefit from this update! View the latest UI update on our no code native app builder!

Save and Reuse Screens

Thunkable allows you to reuse a screen, and its associated blocks, in multiple projects. 

What Does This Mean for You?

Creators on the Business or Teams plan can save their screen, add their saved screen to another project, and view all their saved screens in one area. You can save the screen, including UI design and block functions, then import it to any of your other projects. This new feature speeds up development time and assists with your ability to share custom-built functionality across your entire team’s accounts. 

To Save and Reuse Screens, check out our docs.

Who Is This Available To? 

This feature is only available with Thunkable Business and Teams plan. Follow our link to learn more about our Teams plan.

Start Building Your Thunkable App

Get creative this summer, and build a powerful no code mobile app your users will love!

We are working diligently to bring you a platform where creative minds can build custom, native mobile applications for Android, iOS, and the mobile web with no coding required. Unlock your app-building potential!

Interested in a demo? Contact us so we can show you what is possible on the best no code app builder on the market.

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Written by
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