Tip: Use Secure Proxy to Secure Sensitive Data by Keeping It on the Server

Posted: April 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Tips | Tags:

Icon for a tipAppery.io Proxy can be used for testing in desktop browsers to avoid cross-domain security problems. The proxy reroutes requests to services, so cross-domain security isn’t triggered. But, there’s more! You can use an advanced option in this feature to protect your secret keys, credentials, etc. from being accessed by app users.

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What Kind of Apps Can You Build with Appery.io?

Posted: April 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Database, General, HTML5, JavaScript, Mobile Apps Builder, Mobile Backend, Server Code

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One of the most common questions we get asked is “Can I build an app in Appery.io that does [fill in the blank]”. The answer is usually yes. To understand why it is almost always yes, we should look at the core components in the platform.

Appery.io is a cloud-platform that has two core components. They are:

  • Backend Services
  • App Builder

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Try the New User Login/Registration App Example

Posted: April 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Plugin | Tags:

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User login/registration is one of the most common features in a mobile app. With Appery.io Database’s built-in user management feature, adding a login and registration capability to an app is very fast and simple. We know that developers love examples and so we created an app example available in the Builder that shows how to add this functionality in an app, so it’s even faster.

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Four Questions to Ask before Hiring a Mobile App Development Company

Posted: April 9th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Articles | Tags:

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Like any business project, when you’re in the market for a mobile app development company, it pays to ask some important questions beforehand. Do they have the right tools and experience to meet your needs? Will their process work with your company’s process? How cost-effective and timely are they? Asking the right questions will give you a clear picture of whether the company will work best with your budget, your requirements, and your own team. In order to make the best decision for your company, you should ask these four questions:

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Tip: Use the Breadcrumb to Navigate within Screens in the Builder

Posted: April 6th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Tips | Tags:

Icon for a tipThe breadcrumb represents the sequence of components containing components leading up to the currently selected component in the screen you’re working on in the App Builder (for example, “outermost component name > name of component inside the outermost component > name of the component you’ve selected that’s inside this component inside the outermost component“). It’s displayed above the screen. When you select the name of any listed component in the breadcrumb, that component becomes the selected component. As you can imagine, this is a very useful feature for working within complex screens.

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Building Responsive Mobile Apps with PhoneGap, AngularJS and Bootstrap

Posted: March 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: AngularJS, Bootstrap, HTML5, Mobile Apps Builder, PhoneGap | Tags: , , ,

Are you developing with responsive design in mind?

Responsive mobile apps are the new standard, but building them without understanding the proper tools can be daunting. To ensure you are up to the challenge, take a look at the following tools. Especially when used in conjunction with the new Appery.io Visual Builder, these tools can help you create some fantastically responsive mobile apps.

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Uploading Files to the Appery.io Database via a Plug-in

Posted: March 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Plugin, Tutorials | Tags:

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Mobile developers often face the need to upload binary files, such as images, to the database. For example, this could happen in an app like Instagram, where a user takes photos with the device’s camera and then publishes it to their followers. Of course, all the data — including images — should be stored in the database, so the user can sign in from any device and see his or or her feed.

Another possible case for uploading images is sending an MMS (multimedia message) from your app, which can be done via the Twilio API. Twilio accepts a direct URL to an image. A user takes a picture with the device and uploads it to the Appery.io database. Then, a direct image URL is passed to the Twilio API.

In Appery.io, there are three ways to upload files to the database :

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Tip: Add File Uploading to Your App Instantly with an Appery.io Plug-in

Posted: March 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Tips | Tags:

Icon for a tipTwo common ways to upload files in Appery.io apps are via the browser’s FormData API and via the Cordova file-transfer plug-in. To make it really easy to add file upload to your app, we package the “wiring” for both methods in a standard Appery.io plug-in. Once you load the plug-in, you can choose which method to use.

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The 7 Pains of Developing Mobile Apps (and How to Solve Them)

Posted: March 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Articles, Thought Leadership | Tags: ,

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Our Head of Developer Relations, Max Katz, recently posted an article in App Development Marketplace describing seven pain points in mobile app development driven by an escalating demand for mobile apps:

Mobile apps are on a trajectory the likes of which have yet to be charted. Digi-Capital forecasts that by 2017, the mobile app market will reach $70 billion of global revenue, with non-game apps to double revenue share from 26% to 51%. This will be made possible by 2017’s expected 200 billion app downloads.

Although Max spends time detailing each pain point, in the end, he point out the path to pain-free development

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Tip: Add Multi-language Support to Your Appery.io App in a Snap

Posted: March 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Tips | Tags:

Icon for a tipNeed to make your app’s UI available in different languages? Sounds hard? It isn’t. Just use the i18n JavaScript library. With Appery.io’s open architecture, you can easily add it in to your app; with Appery.io’s deep documentation, we can show you exactly how easy it is to incorporate i18n with Appery.io.

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