Access a user's phone photos database

Hi everyone. My first post, and my first app, so I’m sorry if this is really basic.

I would like to access the phone’s photos to show (a number of them) in the app.

Is it possible to access this database?


You could use the image picker.
Screenshot 2020-12-26 at 9.24.06 PM

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Hi James, and thanks for answering!

I have the UI in place, and I understand databases broadly, but I don’t know how to tell the app to connect to the phone’s photos.

Can you help me with that?

K :slight_smile:

When the user clicks on the image picker. They will be prompted to pick one of the image options. Which are below,

  1. Choose from the photo library
  2. Take a photo or video
  3. Browse for a file.
    You could use the image picker or the image picker in the form component.

Please look at the video and screenshot below.
Screenshot 2020-12-27 at 9.32.21 AM

Hi @James_App_Maker thanks again.

That’s not quite what I want to do.

I would like to auto-populate a gallery of 20 photos from the phone’s photos, at random.

I have added the randomiser app and I have the interface in place for this display.

Sorry but I do not think that is not possible yet in Adalo. You could head over to to submit that feature.