Posted: September 16th, 2013 | Author: Francisco | Filed under: Events | Tags: events | No Comments »
Great News! A panel that included industry influencers such as Ovum, Strategy Analytics, Frost and Sullivan and IHS selected Appery.io as a finalist to win the 2013 MobITs award in the category of “Applications and Platforms for Enterprise Extensions to Mobile.” This is quite exciting for us, specially after also recently receiving the 2013 Mobile Merits Award for Best Enterprise Product or Service. This has only been possible because of the great support we get from our community, so thank you!
Help us WIN with your Vote Now!
The winners will be selected by a popular vote on the internet. Please vote for our entry NOW. To vote, simply click on the image below:
and then click on the “Sign Up/Sign In to vote” link on the upper right of that page. Please note the deadline!
The winners will be announced at the MobiCON 2013 on October 17, in San Jose, CA where in fact, we will be speaking at one of the thought leadership sessions.
Thank you for your support!
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 12th, 2013 | Author: Francisco | Filed under: Events | Tags: events | 1 Comment »
In case you missed our recent joint webinar with Salesforce.com, take a look at the recording on our YouTube channel. We had the pleasure to be joined by Dave Carroll, Director of Developer Evangelism at Salesforce.com who described the mobile strategy for Salesforce.com and how Appery.io fits into their strategy. Since we did not have time to answer all the questions that came up, we are posting them here for your review. Please feel free to comment if you have additional questions.
Q: Is there a step-by-step tutorial for the Salesforce integration?
A: Yes. There is a tutorial on the Salesforce.com blog. In addition, there is a full set of Appery.io tutorials here and here. We also have a full set of self training videos.
Q: Which Browsers are supported for development?
A: Appery.io supports the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari as well as Internet Explorer 10
Q: Which mobile platforms does Appery.io support?
A: Appery.io supports iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Mobile Web
A: We like Code Academy. There are probably many good resources available on the internet.
Q: I am a beginner. What would be the first steps I take towards becoming a Salesforce apps developer?
A: Have a visit to http://developer.force.com and sign up for a free Developer Edition. Then take a look at http://wiki.developerforce.com/page/Force.com_workbook to grab a workbook that walks you from beginning to advanced.
Q: Can you explain about using the Appery.io Proxy?
A: The Appery.io Proxy is used when using services that don’t support cross domain service calls. For more information, check out our documentation here.
Q: Is there a way to use the Force.com platform without using Oauth? This would be for a consumer based product that needs to access some data from custom objects but it is not necessarily a Platform user with login credentials
A: There is no way to use the Force.com platform without OAuth. We do support public facing apps and web sites through the use of our Communities product. Communities is an outgrowth of our Customer Portal and Partner Portal features. Using this you have external folks login with a much more affordable license and still gain the convenient features of the database. Another alternative is to use Site.com which provides the ability to put up a website for the public that uses data from the database.
Q: Does Appery.io use PhoneGap for the native build?
A: Yes. Appery.io incorporates Apache Cordoba (aka PhoneGap) to support the native device APIs and binary builds.
Q: Can the Salesforce plug-in automatically read the objects that exist in that instance of salesforce.com (including custom objects), or does the list of objects have to be hard-coded into the plug-in ahead of time?
A: This is possible because Salesforce provides a Metadata API that enables the discovery of objects. Using this approach it is possible to define services to automatically access Salesforce objects during runtime.
Q: How can we change the UI elements of the app ?
A: There are multiple ways. Every component has properties so you can change in the properties panel. There is also a “more properties option” to add custom properties. Finally, you can use jQuery selector to change or add properties.
Q: I have tried to instal salesforce sample app, but the free account does not have enough room for all needed pages. Is there way to evaluate it without purchase?
A: Yes, please use the promo code given out during the webinar.
Q: Looks good, how about the look and feel? Can we provide custom branding as needed?
A: Yes. Appery.io has a set of prebuilt themes to change the look and feel of the apps you build. In addition, developers can create their own custom themes using ThemeRoller for jQuery Mobile. Finally, developers can modify the CSS directly or create their own CSS files.
Q: How could you implement the barcode scanner service into this Salesforce example?
A: Salesforce.com has a number of samples. You can take the code that implement the barcode sample, and import it right into Appery.io
Q: Can I use the Kendo UI Framework?
Posted: September 6th, 2013 | Author: Francisco | Filed under: Events | Tags: events | No Comments »
Does you hack include a mobile app? Appery.io is the fastest way to create a complete app across iOS, Android, Windows Phone or Mobile Web. There is nothing to install. You develop in the browser and you can easily collaborate with your team members because the projects can be shared in the cloud. Also, because Appery.io has built in support for many of the APIs that are sponsoring the hackathon, it is super easy to integrate to those services and win more prices! Appery.io is the best way to complete your hack in time and still catch some sleep!
In fact, when we launched the Appery at TechCrunch Disrupt New York earlier this year, Appery.io was the most widely used product in the hackathon. Over 30 teams chose Appery.io to build their projects, including many of the winners! For more on this see:
Appery.io Steals the Show at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon!
The list of prebuilt API plugins includes:
- Weather Underground
- Many other APIs (see list here), including many Mashery APIs
Even if the API you want to use is not pre-built, it is super easy to integrate with it on the fly. Check out this and this (two minute videos) to learn how.
To get started:
- Register for a free Appery.io account. With this link, you will have access to our “Standard” plan, normally a paid service. If you already have a free Appery.io, you can upgrade it with this promo code: disruptsf13 (go to Account, Change Plan, select Standard, and enter the code)
- Check out our docs. Be sure to check out our product tour playlist you YouTube (there are plenty of other videos on our YouTube channel)
- Check out our tutorials for specific API plugins (including many that are sponsoring the hackathon!)
- If you need help, contact email@example.com or check out our forum
Best of luck at the Hackathon! We can’t wait to see what you build, please send us an email link to your finished project!
Posted: September 5th, 2013 | Author: Charley Cowens | Filed under: Awards | Tags: Enterprise, Mobile Merit Award, services | No Comments »
We won! Mobile Merit Awards recognizes excellence achieved in the global mobile industry each year. This year Exadel was recognized as the winner of the best Enterprise Product or Service for our Appery.io mobile app platform. This year’s winners were judged based on industry impact, innovation, technologies, social importance, implementation and overall success factor.
For a while, we’ve noted the growing gap as the demand for mobile innovation in the enterprise outstrips the capabilities and capacity of IT organizations. Our Appery.io mobile app platform is just one example of how we are helping companies close this gap. We also offer services to help organizations use Appery.io and, of course, a full gamut of enterprise software development services in addition to Appery.io-specific services.
Congratulations to customers and our hard-working global product development team!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 29th, 2013 | Author: Charley Cowens | Filed under: Events | Tags: down time, maintnenance | No Comments »
In order to perform required database changes, we will be taking the Appery.io service down this Sunday for up to 8 hours. This update will lay the foundation for improved performance as we continue to grow the service.
Down time begins:
September 1st, Sunday
1:30 am US Pacific Time
System up by:
September 1st, Sunday
9:30 am US Pacific Time
We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have questions, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
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!