The Hybrid vs. Native Question Answered: Appery & Ionic

Posted: July 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: HTML5, Ionic, News, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

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The debate between developing hybrid vs. native apps has been going on for a long time, and while it’s sure to continue long into the future, the argument for the hybrid model is getting stronger every day.

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Tip: Quickly Manage App Data and Send Push Notifications from Customer Console

Posted: July 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Tips | Tags:

Icon for a tipDo you need non-technical people or the app owner to manage app data and send push messages without the help of developers?  The Appery.io Customer Console allows you to manage app data (database) such as adding, editing and removing data. Any changes will be automatically reflected in the app. You can also send (and schedule) push notifications. All this can be done without involving developers or using the developer console.

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How to Build an App with Infinite Scroll

Posted: July 21st, 2015 | Author: and | Filed under: HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery Mobile | Tags: , ,

One of the core benefits Appery.io platforms provides is the ability to customize any app with custom code. While the visual builder offers speed and simplicity, being able to write code, add 3rd party libraries gives you the flexibility you need to customize the app as much as you need. In this example we are going to show you how to build an app with infinite scroll feature — as you scroll down, list data will be automatically loaded.

You will create an app that loads a list of dog breads. As you scroll in the app, the data will be loaded automatically. The app looks like this:

App with infinite scroll

App with infinite scroll

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Come Chat with Us at #apperychat

Posted: July 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Events, Tweet Chat

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Appery’s Max Katz and Charles Cowens will be hosting a twitter chat for discussion about the #apperyio mobile app platform. We’ll be there to answer your questions, and we’ll have some questions for you, too.

  • Q1: What kind of things are you doing with Appery.io that you’d like to share?
  • Q2: What are the key improvements you’d like to see in the platform?
  • Q3: Do you prefer getting information through videos rather than text?

Come join us:

#apperychat
Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 9:30am Pacific time
Some links you can use: https://twitter.com/hashtag/apperychat
Some links you can use: http://tweetchat.com/room/apperychat


Tip: Expose a SQL Database via REST APIs Using API Express

Posted: July 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: API Express, Tips | Tags: ,

Icon for a tipYou can make your existing SQL database RESTful via API Express in just minutes. By exposing your SQL database via REST APIs, you can quickly build a mobile app (or web app) that talks to the database. This is a very common requirement when building enterprise mobile apps. API Express is a very powerful tool, so we’ve created several guides to help you get started. You can watch the video, try the step-by-step tutorial or read more about API Express here.

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Learn about Appery.io Platform APIs: Database, Push, and Server Code

Posted: July 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: API, Backend Services, Database, Mobile Backend, Push, Server Code | Tags: , , , ,

Over the last two weeks, the Appery.io team has updated a number of docs related to the Database, Server Code and Push Notifications APIs. The new format is more user-friendly, making it easier to read and find information. The overview docs and API reference are now separated. This post summarizes what Appery.io Backend Services APIs are available and how to use them.

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Quickly Customize Service Mapping with JavaScript

Posted: July 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Database, JavaScript | Tags: ,

With Appery.io visual mapping editor, it’s very fast and simple to map data between the UI and REST API services:

REST API mapping

REST API mapping

There are cases where straight mapping might not be enough. In other words, you need to take data from the page and format it before making it input to a REST API. That’s exactly why the visual mapping editors allows to write JavaScript code — this allows you to customize the mapping as needed.
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Appery.io June News

Posted: July 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized

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  • Appery Acquires Verivo
  • Appery.io Receives Red Herring Award
  • New SendGrid API Plug-in
  • Appery.io Featured in CodeCondo’s “21 Useful Workflow Tools for AngularJS Developers”
  • Upcoming NYC Apps Meetup in NYC
  • Recent Webinars

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Tip: Using Native Device Features in AngularJS Apps

Posted: July 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: AngularJS, PhoneGap, Tips | Tags:

Icon for a tipThe benefits are obvious for using native device features like geolocation and the camera. When you build your AngularJS (Ionic or Bootstrap) app with Appery.io, you can easily take advantage of these features. You import the services to access these features via plug-ins. Just go to CREATE NEW > From Plug-in and select the service you want to use. There are tutorials available for the plug-ins, so check them out if you’re feeling lost.

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Quickly Add Custom Business Logic to Your App with Server Code

Posted: July 6th, 2015 | Author: and | Filed under: API, Backend Services, Server Code | Tags: , ,

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Appey.io Server Code is a powerful tool that allows you to write custom server-side business logic for your app. These are the benefits you get when you use Server Code:

  • Write and implement any business logic for an app. For example, you can write a script that checks inventory (Database), then sends a push notification, and then sends an e-mail using the SendGrid API
  • Quickly test the script during development
  • JavaScript is the language used to write the script
  • Server Code is based on the popular V8 JavaScript engine. This means you can use any APIs supported by V8
  • A Server Code script is instantly exposed via a REST API. This means you can quickly build a custom API

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