The HTTP action in Power Apps allows you to connect to external API's and bring data into your app. This can be used in combination with Power Automate to automate the process of retrieving data from an external API, allowing you to quickly build powerful apps that integrate with other services.
By using the HTTP action, you can make requests for information from any public or private API that supports REST-based calls. You can send parameters such as authentication tokens, query strings, and headers along with requests. Once a response is received from the API, it can be used within your app or sent off for further processing via Power Automate flows (or vice versa).
Using this method of integrating APIs with Power Apps provides a great way to extend the capabilities of both applications and create powerful solutions by combining them together!
This video will show you how to bring data from external sources like Aldi, M&S, and Starbucks directly into your Power App using the HTTP action and Power Automate. We'll show you how to easily query your nearest store based on geolocation data and display the results on a map, all while explaining the process step-by-step. Using the Bing Maps connector, we'll demonstrate how to retrieve longitude and latitude based on a city location and pass that data into Power Automate. We'll then show you how to use a "Select" function to repurpose the data and join it with a Union.
Finally, we'll show you how to create a schema and pass the data back to your Power App, allowing you to use the data in a collection and configure the Power App Map control for easy filtering and display of results. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced Power App user, this video has something for everyone.