Build a multi-language app in Appery.io

Posted: March 12th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: jQuery Mobile, Plugin | Tags: , | Comments Off

An app that has multi-language support is always better than the same app that supports just one language.  Appery.io app can be easily upgraded with multi-language support by using the i18next plug-in. This post will show you how to do it.

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There are few steps to add the multi-language support:

  1. Download i18next.js from the i18next web-site and upload it to WEB_RESOURCES folder in Appery.io app builder.
  2. Create folder structure that corresponds to i18next structure and upload translation files in JSON format:
    i18n_translation_files
  3. UI components that should be translated must be marked with special attributes: data-i18n, and data-i18n-target. Read more about it in our detailed tutorial.
  4. Initialize the plug-in via JavaScript specifying needed options as initialize language (can be retrieved from the browser or device language) and fallback language. Fallback language is very handy feature and it’s define what language should be used in case of missing language or translation.

Downloading of translation files will take some time on initial app start up. There is no need to create any preloaders as all the files will be loaded automatically. It’s a good idea to use launch images to show that the app launching/loading. Once the translation files are loaded, properly marked components will be automatically translated accordingly to the initialized language.

To build an app with multi-language support, try the multi-language tutorial and read the i18next documentation.


Appery.io + Salesforce: The Tools to Build Enterprise Mobile Apps Fast

Posted: August 1st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: API, Enterprise, Plugin | Tags: , , | Comments Off

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.

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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:

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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:

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Salesforce API

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. 


Read News, Get Information about the Latest Music, Movie, and Book Reviews with the USA Today API Plug-in

Posted: April 24th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: API, Plugin | Tags: , | Comments Off

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Our new USA Today API Plug-in allows you to read news from different categories offered by USA Today and get information about the latest music, movie, and book reviews. Also, you can find top salaries for different sports leagues. Read the rest of this entry »


Find Out about Tech Companies around the World with the CrunchBase API Plug-in

Posted: April 24th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: API, Plugin | Tags: , | Comments Off

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This API allows you to interact with the huge CrunchBase database. (What is CrunchBase? CrunchBase is a free database of technology companies, people, and investors that anyone can edit.) To make it easier to use the API to make mobile apps in Appery.io, we created a plug-in with some ready-made services (interfaces) for using the CrunchBase API. Read the rest of this entry »


Interact with NY Times Best Sellers Search Data Using Our NY Times Best Sellers Search Plug-in

Posted: April 24th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: API, Plugin | Tags: , | Comments Off

We’ve just made the NY Times Best Sellers Search API plug-in available. The API allows you to interact with NY Times best seller data. To make it easier to use the API to make mobile apps in Appery.io, we created a plug-in with some ready-made services (interfaces) to use the NY Times API. Read the rest of this entry »


Discover Everything about the Weather with the Wunderground API Plug-in

Posted: April 24th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: API, Plugin | Tags: , | Comments Off

The Wunderground API allows you to receive information about weather conditions, forecasts, historical information about weather, etc. To make it easier to use the API in Appery.io, we created a plug-in with some ready-made services which use the Wunderground API. Read the rest of this entry »


Search NY Times Articles with the NY Times Article Search Plug-in

Posted: April 24th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: API, Plugin | Tags: , | Comments Off

We’ve just made the NY Times Article Search Plug-in available. The API allows you to interact with NY Times articles. To make it easier to use the API to make mobile apps in Appery.io, we created a plug-in with some ready-made services (interfaces) to use the NY Times Article Search API. Read the rest of this entry »


Interact with Media Data Using the Tribune Company API and Sample App Plug-in

Posted: April 24th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: API, Plugin | Tags: , | Comments Off

We’ve just made the Media/Tribune Company API and Sample App plug-in available. The API allows you to interact with Tribune Company media data. To make it easier to use the API and make mobile apps in Appery.io, we created a plug-in with some ready-made services (interfaces) to use the Tribune Company API. Read the rest of this entry »


Get Access to Your Instagram Account, Find Users, and Watch Popular Photos with Our New Instagram API Plug-in

Posted: April 24th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: API, Plugin | Tags: , | Comments Off

We’ve just made the Instagram API plug-in available. The Instagram API plug-in can be instantly added to any new or existing app and allows a user to view his photo, search popular photos, find photos on the Google map, find photos in the same location, search for a user and look at the user’s photo, and read comments. The Instagram API offers a REST services that help you to use Instagram in many ways. Read the rest of this entry »


Manage Your Health and Share Information with the CarePass Plug-in

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: API, Plugin | Tags: , | Comments Off

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CarePass Sync is a secure personal health, wellness, and nutrition cloud created for all consumers. It enables users to consolidate their data from all of the CarePass Sync enabled apps that they use in a single location.

We’ve just made the CarePass plug-in available. You can log in to the consumer-facing https://www.carepass.com to view your CarePass profile and update or add information. Your profile will contain the aggregated information from all of the CarePass-enabled apps that you use. Read the rest of this entry »