How to Build Mobile Apps Fast with Appery.io and Instant API

Posted: February 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: API, Events, Mobile Backend, Partner, Tutorials, Webinar | Tags: , , , , ,

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Instant API is a true API-as-a-Service which makes it easy and cost-effective to build an API. Instant API has simplified all of the key areas of an API’s lifecycle, covering API creation, hosting, management, discovery, monetization, and documentation.

For example, let’s say you have information and services or data and services you want to expose through an API that can be used internally for BYOD initiatives or externally by developers or your business partners. With the API deployed, you still don’t have a mobile app. That’s where the Appery.io platform comes in. Appery.io makes it very easy to build mobile apps with any API. Combine the Instant API exposed APIs with the Appery.io cloud-based development platform, and you get a fast way to build a complete solution and deploy the mobile app.

In this post, we are going to show you an example of how to do that, but first here’s the info for an upcoming webinar in which Appery.io and Instant API will demo this process in action. Read the rest of this entry »


Using the Google Maps API: Directions, Geolocation, Multiple Markers, and Layers

Posted: February 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: API, Tutorials, UI Component | Tags: ,

Adding a map to your mobile app can provide great value to users. Maps used together with a smartphone can solve a wide range of tasks, whether it’s a pizza delivery app, GPS navigation, or travel guide with attractions. One of the most popular online maps is Google Maps.

Appery.io provides a convenient way to work with Google Maps for mobile apps – a Google Map component with a set of configurable properties and a preinstalled marker. All you need to add the Google Map into your app is to drag and drop the component on the page. That’s all: Google Maps will be loaded when the page is displayed.

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Fast Dynamic Image Processing in Your Appery.io Mobile App with Sirv

Posted: October 30th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: API | Tags: ,

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Images are an integral part of any mobile app UI. A frequent requirement is to process these images (for example, making the image smaller for a particular device screen size). Such processing could be done on the client, but requires additional code and likely will effect app performance. A better solution is usually to process the images on the server where it is much faster and also gives you more options and flexibility. Sirv is a cloud service that does just that. Sirv and Appery.io have joined forces to show you how easy it is to use advanced image processing when building your app in Appery.io. Read the rest of this entry »


Video: Building a Mobile App With Database in 5 Minutes

Posted: October 9th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: API, Database, Features, Video | Tags: , , ,

This 5-minute video shows how to create a simple, yet real mobile app that talks to an API backend.


Exposing Relational Database, Web Service via REST API Using RESTXpress [Video]

Posted: October 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: API, Events, Video, Webinar | Tags: , , ,

This webinar shows how to expose legacy enterprise systems via REST APIs using RESTXpress. The video covers:

  • How to expose a relational database via REST API
  • How to expose a web service via REST API
  • How to build a mobile app in Appery.io with the exposed REST APIs

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New Weather API and Geolocation App Example

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

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.

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

Posted: September 15th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: API, Charley Cowens | Appery.io - Enterprise Mobile Innovations, Database, Events, Partner, Video, Webinar | Tags: , , , , ,

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.

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Building Mobile Apps With the Appery.io Development Platform and Orchestrate Database

Posted: August 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: API, Charley Cowens | Appery.io - Enterprise Mobile Innovations, Database | Tags: , ,

Gone are the days when you could afford to take months to build an enterprise mobile app. In today’s fast market, you need to be able to prototype the app in a few days (or even hours), release the first version in a few weeks, get feedback, fix bugs, release the second version. Repeat.

To help you meet this challenge, Appery.io and Orchestrate have collaborated to create this step-by-step tutorial on just how fast you can build a real mobile app. The app is built in the Appery.io visual development platform, connected to an Orchestrate database via REST APIs, tested, and deployed. (If you’re new to Appery.io you can start with the Building your first mobile app tutorial.)

In addition, Appery.io and Orchestrate will hold a joint webinar titled “Building Enterprise Mobile Apps Fast with the Orchestrate Database and Appery.io Development Platform” covering this material on September 11 at 10:00am Pacific time. Register now!

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Mobile first? Or, API first? Join our webinar with SOA Software.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: API, Events, Partner, Webinar

Appery.io and SOA Software have collaborated on an end-to-end solution to the “mobile first” vs. “API first” question—an integrated experience that covers everything from exposing and managing APIs to building entire cross-platform apps.

This integrated platform streamlines development, decreasing time-to-market and increasing developer adoption.

Join Appery.io’s Max Katz, and SOA Software’s Ryan Bagnulo on Tuesday, August 26th at 10 AM Pacific for a joint webinar to learn more about the new integrated mobile development and API management solution.

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Appery.io and Auth0 Join Forces To Simplify Mobile App Development With Identity Management

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: API, Articles, Events, Features, Partner, Plugin | Tags: , , , , , ,

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Building mobile apps with identity management wasn’t simple, until now. Auth0, a cloud service that eliminates the friction of identity for your app, and Appery.io, the only cloud platform with visual development tools and integrated backend services, are collaborating to make this happen. With the jointly created Appery.io Auth0 plugin, you can simplify identity management integration for your app, and this post will show you how.
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