Posted: November 13th, 2013 | Author: Max | Filed under: Features, New release | Tags: features, release | No Comments »
The latest Appery.io update packs some really awesome updates and features. Check them out here.
Everything now runs much faster. You will see major speed improvements when you open pages, services or any other editors in the app builder. It’s simply much faster. And, we are not done. We have plans to make the platform a lot more faster. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 13th, 2013 | Author: Max | Filed under: Events | Tags: events | No Comments »
Coming on the heels of a very successful DevLab by AT&T in Seattle, and DevLab AT&T Palo Alto, we will be heading to Plano, TX for another 1-day mobile training.
You are invited to attend the AT&T DevLab in Plano, Texas. The event, to be held at the AT&T Foundry, will be a day of hands-on learning, coding, and education focused on AT&T’s messaging and speech APIs. You will get in-depth experience with app building: learning how to add speech and messaging APIs to your own apps and how to use the Appery.io cloud-based rapid development platform to build an HTML5/jQuery Mobile/PhoneGap mobile app.
Register for this free event here. Space is limited and is for app developers currently working independently or with app-based companies. You will receive confirmation of your registration one week prior to the event with full details and an agenda.
Here is what you can expect from the day:
- API Lab exercises & coding – (Speech API, SMS, In-App Messaging, Appery.io rapid app development)
- AT&T Subject Matter Experts
- Michael Pacholec, Developer and Platform Evangelism, AT&T
- Richard Harrington, Architect AT&T API Realization
- Max Katz, Developer Evangelism, Appery.io
- Food and beverages provided
- Networking with AT&T decision makers and your fellow developers
Date: Sept. 26th
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Place: AT&T Foundry – Plano, TX ( 2900 W. Plano Pkwy)
Posted: September 4th, 2013 | Author: Max | Filed under: New release | Tags: release | No Comments »
We recently updated Appery.io with a number of new features and update. We would like to tell you what’s new in this post.
Before we start, don’t forget to register for our joint webinar with Salesforce: Rapid Mobile Application Development using the Appery.io Mobile Pack and Salesforce.com
Simplified platform UI and navigation
The moment you sign you, you will see a much simpler way to navigate between core platform components: apps, databases, push notifications, server code, and plugins:
Once you select an app, all app actions such as editing, versioning, sharing and hosting are now on the same page:
New and simplified database page. The built-in Users and Files collections together with custom collections are shown on the same page:
Inside the builder you will find simple and easy access to backend services:
Improved collaboration features now make it even simpler to work on an app with remote developers. A new panel inside the builder shows the current developers working on the app:
The Notifications panels display actions performed by developers currently editing the app:
You can also now easily know how is currently editing the app without opening it:
Instant Heroku publishing
Appery.io supported HTML5 app hosting (on Appery.io domain or custom domain) for along time and now you get even more options. You can now instantly deploy your app HTML5 mobile app to Heroku. Simpley select Heroku hosting tab, sign in and publish the current Appery.io to any existing Heroku app. You can also create a new Heroku app right from Appery.io:
One app type to simplify development
To simplify development, we now have only one app type. You can decide to publish the app as mobile web app or use native APIs and build for Android or iOS You no longer need switch app types.
Better access to device APIs
To allow more robust access to native device APIs, we have upgraded to PhoneGap version 2.9.
New Carousel component and updated HTML component
We rebuilt the Carousel component from the ground up. It is now better and works faster.
Appery.io is now running faster
We didn’t like it either but once or twice things got really slow in the past month. We made a number of significant infrastructure updates, including database upgrade to make things run much faster. We are not done. We are working on other ways to make the platform run even faster.
As always, if you have any questions, feedback or just want to say hello email us at email@example.com, post something on our forum or ping us on Twitter.
Posted: September 4th, 2013 | Author: Max | Filed under: Events | Tags: events | No Comments »
Dave Carroll (Director of Developer Evangelism, Salesforce.com) and Max Katz (Head of Appery.io Developer Relations, Exadel) explain how the Appery.io Mobile Pack enables you to rapidly create mobile apps integrated with the Salesforce Platform and show how you can build your own apps like this.
Rapid Mobile App Development Using the Appery.io Mobile Pack and Salesforce.com
Tuesday, September 10, 11:00AM Pacific Time
Posted: August 21st, 2013 | Author: Max | Filed under: New release | Tags: release | 5 Comments »
Update: we have completed the upgrade. Stay tuned for a blog post on new features.
We’re excited to be releasing some key enhancements to Appery.io tomorrow and want you to be aware of the required down time. The new features include:
- New collaboration features
- Automatic publishing to Heroku
- Improved performance
- PhoneGap update
- One project type – to simplify development
- Simplified and unified platform UI updates
Please stay tuned for a new post with more detail on these.
Because of a required emergency database upgrade, this update will require a longer than usual downtime. We anticipate that the system will be unavailable for 3 to 4 hours starting at 01:30 Pacific Time, August 22, 2013. We apologize in advance for this unplanned outage.
If you have any questions, as usual, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: August 5th, 2013 | Author: Max | Filed under: Events | Tags: events | No Comments »
Coming on the heels of a very successful DevLab by AT&T in Seattle, we will be heading to Palo Alto on August 15th for a repeat performance. Are you looking to integrate speech into your apps? Would SMS, In App Messaging From Mobile Number (IMMN), or MMS give you a competitive advantage? Then DevLab is the event for you!
In addition to learning about these APIs, we will use Appery.io cloud-based rapid development platform to build an HTML5/jQuery Mobile/PhoneGap mobile app connected to AT&T APIs.
You will work through highly customized lab exercises, see a detailed breakdown of end-to-end app examples, and then build an application incorporating the AT&T APIs and using the Appery.io app builder. These lessons will help you understand the power of the APIs and tools, and greatly simplify the addition of these enhancements to your own apps.
We bring our best subject matter experts to DevLab and limit the number of attendees to ensure you have a highly interactive and personalized full day of training. Whether you are seriously considering adding these technologies to your apps or are well on your way to doing so, DevLab is the place you want to be.
So, if you are in the Bay Area on August 15th and are interested in attending DevLab, please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com. This event has limited availability, so contact us about it today!
Posted: August 1st, 2013 | Author: Max | Filed under: API, Enterprise, Plugin | Tags: API, Enterprise, Plugin | No Comments »
We just made it incredibly easy and fast to build enterprise mobile apps connected to Salesforce API with the Salesforce Mobile Pack for Appery.io. Appery.io has two plug-ins that make it super easy to connect to Salesforce:
- Salesforce OAuth API – this plug-is includes everything you need to connect to the Salesforce API via OAuth 2. Examples include Salesforce API, SOQL, and Chatter API
- Salesforce Contacts API Sample App – this plug-in includes the OAuth 2 implementation plus a Contacts sample app. The mobile web app allows you to view, edit and create new contacts on Salesforce using the REST API.
A step by step tutorial shows how to import and use the plug-ins.
Adding Salesforce plug-in
The Salesforce Contacts API Sample App has a complete app that allows to view and edit contacts in your Salesforce account. Use this app to learn how to use Salesforce API or as a starting for your app.
The Salesforce OAuth API has everything you need to get started. It includes a number of examples to get you started: using Salesforce API, using SOQL, and use Chatter API.
The Appery.io drag and drop visual app builder makes it incredibly easy to build or modify the app UI. You simply drag and drop components into the phone area. For example, editing the edit contact page from Contacts app:
Visual drag and drop editor
You are not limited to what the plug-in provides. You can build any app UI using the visual editor and connect to any Salesforce APIs. Here is an example defining a service that connects to Salesforce:
Our guide shows in detail how to setup any Salesforce API service.
By combining the power of Salesforce and Appery.io dev. tools – we just made it super easy to build enterprise mobile apps entirely in the cloud. Visit http://appery.io/saleforce for a special promo code for Salesforce developers.
Originally posted on Maxa blog.
Posted: July 11th, 2013 | Author: Max | Filed under: Events, Webinar | Tags: events, webinar | No Comments »
Posted: June 26th, 2013 | Author: Max | Filed under: Features, New release | Tags: features, release | 4 Comments »
We just released a number of really awesome features. Check them out!
Source Code Editing
Ever since we launched Appery.io our users have been asking if the generated app source can be edited without leaving the platform. Now the answer is yes. Any app files can be edited in the cloud without leaving the platform. Simple switch to the Source tab to start using this new features. We are planning to add more features to source editing. For now, once you start editing the source files, the changes will not be reflected in the visual view yet.
Source code editor for the same page:
Did you ever want to save a particular app version or roll back to a previous working version?? Now you can. We have introduced a new version feature. At any point you can quickly create an app version and continue development. At any point you can quickly roll back to any previous version of your app.
Salesforce API Plug-ins
We made it very simple to build mobile apps with Salesforce API with two new plug-ins:
- Salesforce Contacts API Sample App
- Salesforce oAuth API
Both plug-ins take care of connecting to Salesforce via oAuth2 so you can start using the API immediately. . The Contacts API Sample plug-in includes a ready-to-run app that allows viewing, and editing Salesforce contacts. Use the plug-ins to learn how to use Salesforce API or a starting point for your mobile app. View detailed documentation on how to import and use the plug-ins.
Posted: June 17th, 2013 | Author: Max | Filed under: Features | Tags: features | No Comments »
If you are building a mobile web app in Appery.io, you can instantly host the app (give it a URL). Here is how. When you create an app, the default type is Mobile App (hybrid app with Apache Cordova). To host the app, first switch its type to Mobile Web by clicking on Hosting tab:
Click Change project type to mobile web button. You will now be able to use an Appery.io domain (app_name.app.appery.io) or a custom domain that you already registered.
Click Publish and your app will be published on the URL specified in 2-4 minutes. It’s that simple.