More Webinars! More Learning! More Apps!

Posted: April 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Webinar

An image of being "webinared" is the best mobile app development platform out there, but, with so much in, it’s important you get the help you need to take full advantage of the platform. One way we do this is through frequent webinars. Here’s what we have lined up through May:

April29Using Native Device Features in Cross-Platform Apps: Some Examples
May13Building a Shopping App with Payments
27New in! [Yes. There will be a major mid-May release.]
What time? All webinars start at 11am US Pacific time. Where are recordings of previous webinars? On this YouTube playlist. More questions? E-mail me.

A Quick Look at Bootstrap Features and Components

Posted: April 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bootstrap, Uncategorized


Twitter’s Bootstrap is the reigning king of responsive UI frameworks – you can easily go from desktop to tablet to smartphone, since Bootstrap components adapt to the changes in screen size quickly and efficiently. Mark Otto, one of the creators of Bootstrap, has said that the framework was originally created with “one core concept: pairing designers with developers.”

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Easily Add Secure Payments to Your Mobile App

Posted: April 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Plug-in, Server Code, Tutorials | Tags: ,

The ability to quickly add payments to a mobile app is frequently requested by users. Today, we’re happy to announce an update to our existing PayPal plug-in that lets you quickly and conveniently add secure payments into an app.

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Posted: April 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: API, Partner, Security | Tags: , ,

Panel from website for MetaCert plug-in

We are happy to announce that we have worked with MetaCert to provide a security API to enable our developers to protect their apps from malicious and unwanted links.

Most mobile malware is downloaded when end users click on malicious links inside legitimate apps. The MetaCert Security API adds a thin, but very powerful, layer of security to your app.

The API allows you to check the reputation of web links in real time, providing an invisibly secure experience. It can be used to block phishing sites from loading or navigating to. You can also stop end-users from sharing links that are NSFW.

To make it even simpler to use the MetaCert Security API, we have published a MetaCert plug-in. developers can quickly add the plug-in to any new or existing app and check for the reputation of any web links in the app. Read the rest of this entry »

Tip: Need a Map in Your App? Just Use Our Ready-to-Go Component

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

Icon for a provides a Google Maps component. It’s easy to add into your app: simply drag it on the page and configure it via the properties panel like any other UI component. Then, use the Google Maps API on the component via JavaScript to show directions, place markers, add layers (such as the traffic layer), retrieve user location via Geolocation, etc.

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Build Responsive Web and Mobile Apps with Bootstrap, AngularJS and

Posted: April 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: AngularJS, Bootstrap, Events, Webinar | Tags: , ,

This webinar shows how to build responsive web and hybrid mobile apps using Bootstrap and AngularJS using

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 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

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

Possible apps on phones
One of the most common questions we get asked is “Can I build an app in 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. 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: Plug-in | Tags:

Example of a login box
User login/registration is one of the most common features in a mobile app. With 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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