Here are some highlights of what’s coming in our next platform update that rolled out on October 29th.
New API Express Components
We are happy to present two new components to make your work with API Express more efficient: LDAP and Email.
LDAP stands for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. It is an application software protocol for enabling anyone to locate organizations, individuals, and other resources such as files and devices in a network, whether on the public Internet or on a corporate intranet.
The Email component allows you to send an email via API Express without using 3rd services.
Check back soon. Our documentation will be updated with more information and examples.
Maintenance Mode for Server Code and Database
From now on, when you need to upload or change some data in your database connected with your popular app built in Appery.io, you can simply turn on Maintenance Mode. You make changes while your users see a predefined message instead of a spinner.
You can find it on the Settings tab of the database. And the same feature is available for the Server Code too.
Import Big Database
And, while we’re talking about databases, now you can import and export much larger database collections!
Base64 Type for End Component
End Component has a new field, “Response type”, with three values: JSON, Binary, and Binary base-64. When you choose Binary base-64 for a component, the value of the Use as response field is a string in base64. Component End converts a base64 string into binary if Binary base-64 is selected.
We know, some of our customers make apps not only for mobile devices but for publishing them on the Internet. Since our next release, you can add a favicon to your apps!
Bugs (less of them)
What update goes through without fixing bugs? So, yes. We fixed a large number of big and small bugs to make the platform better.