I'm not sure if i should build a app from scratch or start from an app
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I'm not sure if I should build a app from scratch or start from an app. I'm not sure which one would be a better choice for me. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. 

Hi Melissa

I think it is better to start from scratch as a beginner and doing the tutorials. I would like to suggest that you take a look at the guided path:

This online training will guide you through the main concepts of the OutSystems platform.

If you already have an idea of the basics, you can go with "Start from app" to explore.

Hope it will help you.


Hi Melissa,

Please look at this post as well,


same as your issue,

Kind Regards,


HI @Melissa Rizo 

Has I can see you want to start with mobile development, so I would suggest you, begin with this path



Gonçalo Almeida

Hi Melissa,

You can start with both :

Start from Scratch:

If you are building a new application from scratch and don't need existing outsystems templates or have to use basic theme or your own customization, you can click on Start from Scratch.

Start from App:
There are leverage a collection of existing apps in Service Studio to get you started. It allows for quick customization, by reusing existing patterns or simply extending the app according to your needs.


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