Posted: January 16th, 2014 | Author: Francisco | Filed under: Mobile Backend | Comments Off
Our team is looking to add a few more tutorials and sample code to our catalog. We’re looking for a few use cases that include Appery.io Backend Services such as the Cloud Database, Push Notifications, and Server Code.
Which examples would be most helpful for you?
Can you please give us your input via this quick survey?
Posted: January 16th, 2014 | Author: Francisco | Filed under: Maintenance | Tags: maintnenance | Comments Off
Please note that we will be upgrading Appery.io with new features on Saturday January 18, starting at 12:00 AM PST (midnight on Friday night). The following services will be temporarily unavailable:
- The development environment will be unavailable for about 6 hours, from 12:00 AM until about 6 AM PST.
- The Backend Services (Cloud Database, Push Notifications, Server Code) service will be unavailable for about 3 hours, from 3:00 AM until about 6:00 AM PST)
We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: January 9th, 2014 | Author: Max | Filed under: Events, Webinar | Tags: events, webinar | Comments Off
Title: All about Appery.io – learn how to build mobile apps with Appery.io.
When: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
What: Max Katz introduces Appery.io in this comprehensive webinar. There will be plenty of time for questions, so bring lots of them! We will show you how to build the app UI, add database, add custom logic with server code and add send push messages.
Posted: January 3rd, 2014 | Author: Max | Filed under: General | Tags: General | Comments Off
2013 was a stellar year for the Appery.io platform!
The biggest event happened in April when we launched the Appery.io platform a (pronounced “Appery dot io”), as we transitioned from the Tiggzi app UI builder to a completely cloud-based mobile app platform for creating enterprise HTML5 and native mobile apps. The Appery.io platform provides both an app UI builder and integrated backend services (MBaaS) including a cloud database, push notifications, and a server code facility.
Faster Mobile Development
To celebrate launching Appery.io, we participated in the famous TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon and Conference. The new Appery.io completely stole the show. Over 30 teams used the Appery.io platform to build mobile apps during the hackathon, the highest number for any platform or builder. Three teams, Bar Power (1st), Career Hound (2nd), and Waterlog (3rd), won Appery.io prizes. We were impressed with the innovation and quality of all the apps built in Appery.io. In fact, other Appery.io apps won prizes from other sponsors, including prizes from Visa and AT&T!
After the amazing success at the TechCrunch Hackathon, we went on to add some really useful features. In addition to the already available cloud database and push notifications, we added the Server Code feature to Appery.io Backend Services. Server Code allows you to write any custom app logic and invoke it on the Appery.io server without the need to maintain any servers yourself. We also launched source-code editing right in the app builder and also app versioning — both features often requested by users.
In 2013, we partnered with three amazing companies: Salesforce, Heroku, and Mashery. In the summer, we published the Salesforce plug-in, which became the Salesforce Mobile Pack for Appery.io. The Mobile Pack makes it super fast and easy to build mobile apps with the Salesforce platform. While the Mobile Pack greatly simplifies app development, we wanted to make it even simpler. Just before the Salesforce Dreamforce conference in November, we launched Salesforce Integration. Right from inside the Appery.io app builder, you can browse all the Salesforce objects in your account and instantly generate services from them. (For more about the partnership with Salesforce, read this analysis.)
The Heroku partnership added a new HTML5 app publishing option. In addition to publishing the app to Appery.io’s own HTML5 app hosting, developers can now instantly publish their app to Heroku directly from the Appery.io dashboard.
As part of our partnership with the Mashery API network, we unveiled plug-ins for three Mashery-managed APIs: for ESPN, Aetna, and Best Buy (featured as a Mashery API Power Tool). We followed this up with a joint webinar to discuss our partnership.
Other new features in 2013 were:
- Simplified app collaboration
- Push message filtering and scheduling
- New UI themes
- Appery.io Mobile Tester for iOS
- New API plug-ins
- Updates to jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap libraries
- Ability to add any custom PhoneGap plug-in to your app
Appery.io = App UI Builder + Integrated MBaaS
2013 saw some consolidation in the MBaaS (Mobile Backend-as-a-Service) space. Parse was acquired by Facebook in April, and StackMob was acquired by PayPal in December. These were both pure MBaaS players. Over the same time, Appery.io emerged as a complete mobile platform that provides a visual app builder and integrated MBaaS. What’s important is the integration. While you can use any API-based backend, the integration between the app builder and Appery.io Backend Services is what makes Appery.io unique and delivers the most value. Probably the best summary of this was done by Ben Kepes. In his post Appery.io and More Mobile Development Democratization, he writes:
In other industry news, Appery.io was selected as one of the 10 best mobile platforms (Mashable). And, our CEO had this article published in Slashdot, Software-Development Tools Belong in the Browser. TechCrunch, Mashable, CIO, Forbes… The word has certainly been getting around about Appery.io. Hop over to our news page to keep up on all the latest media buzz over Appery.io.
Developer Outreach and Community
We attended quite a few developer events, such as conferences, hackathons, and trainings this year. We attended API Strategy and Practice conferences in New York and San Francisco, TechCrunch Distrupt in New York, jQuery Conference in Toronto, SXSW in Austin with Mashery, MobiCon, MoDev, and, of course, the very big Dreamforce. We participated in quite a few hackathons, too, with the AT&T Developer Program. We used Appery.io at AT&T DevLab trainings to build complete mobile apps with the AT&T SMS API. We also visited a good number of meetups and user groups from Los Angeles to New York.
We hosted 12 live webinars in 2013. Simply go to our YouTube channel to view the webinars. We are planning many more in 2014.
We placed for two awards. We won a Mobile Merit Award for best Enterprise Product or Service. We were a finalist for a MobITs award in the category of “Applications and Platforms for Enterprise Extensions to Mobile.”
No year in review would be complete without mentioning what’s planned for this year. Expect a lot more integration between the app UI builder and the backend services: database, push, server code. We are also adding a Secure REST feature to our back end. This will allow you to keep all the API keys on the server for privacy. Expect a new feature where you can generate app pages based on your database schema. This will allow you to create a simple app within seconds. And, of course, there will be new UI components such as Panel, and there will be upgrades to jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap. If there are any features you have in mind, please share your ideas with us on our forum.
Happy New Year from the Appery.io team and awesome mobile app building in 2014!
Posted: December 20th, 2013 | Author: Max | Filed under: Android, Features, iOS, Testing | Tags: Android, features, iOS | Comments Off
One of the best ways to test your mobile app is on the device. This is a must if your app uses native (PhoneGap) API such as the Camera or the Barcode scanner. Installing the app on the device after every small update is very time consuming. That’s exactly why we built the Appery.io Tester app. It’s a very simple app that allows you to launch your native app and test any native APIs without needing to install it each time. We had the Android version for some time now and now we have also launched the iOS version.
Install the app on your device:
Install the iOS version.
Install the Android version
Once the app is installed, sign in with the same credentials as you use for http://appery.io and you will see a list of all your apps. Simply select the app you want to launch and start testing! This allows you quicly to test any native APIs used in the app. If you make any changes to the app (in Appery.io builder), simply relaunch the app to get the latest version. It’s that simple.
For more information about testing your app, please visit Testing your app in documentation.
Posted: December 18th, 2013 | Author: Charley Cowens | Filed under: Articles | Tags: back-end services, lists, Mashable, mobile app builder | Comments Off
Mashable recently compiled a list of the best mobile app builders, and Appery.io topped the list of 10 contenders. While we’re quite pleased to be considered #1 as just an app builder, we like to remind people that we are a full mobile app platform with a great suite of seamlessly integrable back-end services. So, with Appery.io, you get the best building tool—and much more.
Read the whole article.
Posted: November 21st, 2013 | Author: Francisco | Filed under: General | Comments Off
We’re partnering with VisionMobile for their new Developer Economics survey to help them extend their reach and make sure more developers have a chance to make their voice heard. The survey reaches across thousands of app developers and provides the data for VisionMobile’s well-known reports on the state of the developer nation.
The new Developer Economics survey examines some of the hottest issues of mobile development, such as top mobile platforms, most widely used revenue models, and web vs. native development.
The report will be available for free to the entire mobile community January.
If you’re an app developer, take the 10-minute survey for a chance at some great prizes. Prizes include an iPhone, a Galaxy S4, two Nokia Lumia 925 handsets, a $500 USD in-app advertising coupon, and some cool gadgets.
Take the survey now!
Posted: November 13th, 2013 | Author: Charley Cowens | Filed under: API, Enterprise, Events | Tags: events, features, release | Comments Off
Appery.io is Now the Fastest Way to Build Mobile Apps for the Salesforce Platform
Beginning on November 18th, our team will be in attendance at Dreamforce ’13, the year’s biggest cloud computing event. Today, ahead of the event, we’re pleased to unveil key enhancements to our Appery.io platform, especially new capabilities that accelerate the development of mobile apps integrated with the Salesforce Platform. Today’s news significantly impacts the future of mobile app development as it further establishes Appery.io as the most complete and preferred solution for accelerating mobile innovation in the enterprise.
In a recent interview with CIO.com, Salesforce’s VP of Developer Relations, Adam Seligman, stated, “Our customers have embraced the cloud and social, and now they’re racing forward with mobile. We check our phones and use them 150 times a day, but the business apps haven’t shown up for the party. With Appery.io, everyone from business users to English majors – “citizen developers” – can build business apps quickly. In order to do this, business managers need more control over the development and management of mobile apps.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 13th, 2013 | Author: Max | Filed under: Features, New release | Tags: features, release | Comments Off
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: October 31st, 2013 | Author: Francisco | Filed under: Maintenance | Tags: Maintenance | Comments Off
Please note that we will be upgrading Appery.io with new features on Sunday November 3rd, starting at 1 AM PDT (8 AM UTC). The following services will be temporarily unavailable:
- The development environment will be unavailable for about 4 hours (until about 3 AM PST or 12 PM UTC). Note that the clock in the USA will change from PDT to PST during this time.
- The Push Notifications service will be unavailable for about 30 minutes (until about 1:30 AM PDT or 8:30 AM UTC)
Neither the Cloud Database nor the Server Code services will be affected.
Please plan accordingly. If you have questions, please contact us at email@example.com