Maintenance Window on September 21

Posted: September 17th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

Please note that we will be upgrading Appery.io with new features on Sunday, September 21, starting at 12:00am Pacific Time (midnight on Saturday night). Both the development environment and backend services will be unavailable for about 2 hours, from 12:00am until about 2:10am Pacific Time as we complete the upgrade.

We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact us at support@appery.io.


New Weather API and Geolocation App Example

Posted: September 15th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: API | Tags: | Comments Off

Since we know developers love examples, we’ve just added one more! When you create a new app, you can base it on the new Weather API and Geolocation Example. When you create a new app, click “More Create Options” to see the list of available examples:

Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 3.34.50 PM

The example app demonstrates a number of features:

  1. How to use a 3rd part API – Weather Underground. You do need go sign up for a free developer account and set the API key.
  2. How to use the Geolocation service.
  3. How to handle different service responses (when an airport is found or not).
  4. How to show UI components on page based on a condition.

The app works in two modes. First, you can enter any 3-letter airport code to show the weather information:

Second, instead of using the airport code, you can also use the Geolocation service. It will determine your location and use that to show the weather information (for this to work in a web browser, make sure to allow location tracking for the domain appery.io):

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Happy app development in the cloud!

 


Video: Building Enterprise Mobile Apps Fast with the Orchestrate Database and Appery.io Development Platform

Posted: September 15th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: API, Database, Enterprise, Events, Partner, Video, Webinar | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

This is a recording of the webinar we did with our friends from Orchestrate. This video shows how to build a Contacts mobile app in Appery.io connected to Orchestrate database.

Here’s what’s covered:

  • An overview of Orchestrate features and dashboard
  • Inserting sample data into the Orchestrate database from the dashboard
  • Appery.io platform overview
  • Creating app UI using the visual drag and drop editor
  • Connecting to the Orchestrate database via REST APIs
  • Binding the REST API services to pages using the visual binding editor
  • Testing the app
  • Publishing as a mobile web and building a binary for Android
  • Q&A


Maintenance Window on September 14 [Completed]

Posted: September 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: General, Maintenance | Comments Off

Please note that due to an Amazon-required server migration, Appery.io will be undergoing a mandatory maintenance update on Sunday, September 14, starting at 12:00am Pacific Time (midnight on Saturday night). Both the development environment and backend services will be unavailable for about 2 hours, from 12:00am until about 2:00am Pacific Time as we complete the migration.

We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact us at support@appery.io.


Appery.io Launches in China, Continues Rapid Global Growth

Posted: September 10th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Enterprise, General, Partner | Tags: , , | Comments Off
Appery.io surpasses 150,000 developers, partners with Zagama to expand to APAC region

Appery.io, the first mobile platform to offer a cloud-based rapid development environment with integrated backend services for the enterprise, today announced its partnership with Zagama, a leading app development company in Asia. This collaboration aims to accelerate time to market and will extend Appery.io’s innovative mobile cloud service platform, technology support and professional platform management to the APAC market with Appery.asia. Additionally, Appery.io and Zagama together will raise the whole market value for Appery.io in the Asia area.

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Slide Panel App Example

Posted: September 9th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Features | Tags: | Comments Off

We just added a second template called Slide Panel App Example in addition to the Tabbed Pages App Example we published last week. When you create a new app, you can base the app on this template and use it a great starting point. The app has a Panel menu which slides from the left, and allows you to navigate to three pages. The Panel is configured via page templates. This simplifies app development as you need to make changes to navigation only in one place.

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Tabbed Pages App Example

Posted: September 4th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Features | Tags: | Comments Off

Developers love to look at examples. A very nice feature in Appery.io platform is that you can create a new app based on an existing example/template. We just added a new Tabbed Pages Example and will be adding more soon.

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Appery.io – Your Ticket to the World of Mobile Development

Posted: August 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: General | Tags: | Comments Off
Want to develop mobile apps, but don’t know how?

With the proliferation of mobile devices and increased demand for mobile apps in the enterprise, many developers have switched their interests to mobile development. Even those who are not familiar with the craft of mobile development have considered or tried to create a mobile app at some point. But to be perfectly honest, mobile development is challenging. If it was easy, everyone would be building apps and experienced developers wouldn’t enjoy such high demand. In reality, you need to have pretty strong background using technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, and CSS to build even the simplest mobile app. This is not even considering the various frameworks you would need to learn, on top of everything else. 

If you are not a traditional developer but want to a build a mobile app, you have to follow a challenging routine of learning endless set of information, libraries, frameworks and other tools. Of course, such an approach gives your more low-level control over your code, but the chance that you will lose interest before you build something is rather high.

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Learning How to Build Mobile Apps Videos in German

Posted: August 15th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Video | Tags: | Comments Off

Our Youtube channel has over 80 videos, and we are happy to announce we now have videos in German. Our German partner Objective has created videos that you can view here (click on PLAYLIST – top left to see the playlist):


Quick Update Completed!

Posted: August 12th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Maintenance | Comments Off

We pushed an update to fix a major bug today. All done in 15 minutes. We are very sorry for any inconvenience!