How to Set a Page Header in an Ionic/AngularJS App

Posted: September 3rd, 2015Author:

When you create a new Ionic/AngularJS app in Appery.io, every app has two pages out-of-the-box. index is the main template page and Screen1 is a page that uses the template. Any other pages that you create will use the index template page. Most pages in your app will have a header. If you open Screen1 or any other page, you will see that it doesn’t have a header area. That’s how it supposed to be since the index template has the common header. You can set a static page title in the index page but then you will have the same page header on all other pages. Most likely you want to the page header to change on different pages. We are going to show you how to do that in an AngularJS app.

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Tip: Get Quicker Screen Loading with AngularJS Minification

Posted: September 2nd, 2015Author:

Icon for a tip Slowness is the ultimate user experience killer for apps. A good way to make your apps faster is to boost screen loading speed. “Minification” helps this by removing all unnecessary characters from screen code without changing the functionality. You can easily add minification to your AngularJS apps in Appery.io with the Grunt JS Task Runner. Then, you can easily customize the minification process through configuration or by adding third-party modules.

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What Makes an Ideal Low Code App Development Platform?

Posted: August 31st, 2015Author:

The Current State of the Mobile Landscape

If someone stepped forward a decade or two ago and claimed that, in the near future, we would all have pocket-sized touchscreen devices that acted as gateways to multiple technological feats such as browsing the internet at high speeds, playing graphics intensive games, hailing cabs, booking flights, scheduling restaurant reservations, and purchasing products, you probably would have thought it nothing more than a creative mind’s wishful thinking. And who would have blamed you? At a time when these devices existed only in the realm of science fiction, no one would have believed, much less predicted, that one day, these incredibly high tech, hand-held gadgets would have such a huge impact on our day to day lives.

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Come Chat with Us at #apperychat (Sept. 2)

Posted: August 27th, 2015Author:

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

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Tip: Sharing Android and iOS Apps Made Even Easier with the Appery.io Tester App

Posted: August 26th, 2015Author:

Icon for a tipWith the Appery.io Mobile Tester App, (available for iOS or Android) anyone can test and run your mobile app as if it had been installed as a binary for their platform. The person you want to share with doesn’t even need an Appery.io account! Just ask the person you are going to share the app with to install the Appery.io Tester app (iOS or Android). Then, generate a code on the app page in Appery.io and send it to this person. When this code is entered into the tester app, your app gets loaded and launched on the device.

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Social Authentication Examples for AngularJS and jQuery Mobile

Posted: August 25th, 2015Author:

User login/registration is one of the most common features in a mobile app. Permitting login with existing credentials that users have from social networks can significantly simplify the authentication process and improve the user experience.

User Login Registration Examples for all project types (jQuery Mobile, Ionic, and Bootstrap) has just been updated with social authentication functionality. You can use those examples to quickly set up your app with the social login feature or see how it’s built to implement your own.

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To create an app from an example, click Create new app > From example and choose the example you want from the list of available examples.

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Identity Integration for Mobile Apps: LDAP & Social Login

Posted: August 20th, 2015Author:

Most apps require a user to register and log in with credentials. Most often, the app requires that the user create a user/password that is specific to the app. This is a cumbersome process that requires the user to remember yet one more password. It’s also not very secure.

A much better approach is to enable the user to simply log in with existing credentials from another service that is trusted, like an LDAP directory in an enterprise or a social identity provider such as Facebook.

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Building a Mobile App with AngularJS and Barcode Scanner

Posted: August 19th, 2015Author:

With Barcode Scanner plugin, you can quickly add the functionality to scan bar codes from your app.  This can be helpful in many cases. For example, when building a warehouse mobile app: simply scan a product bar code, search the database with that code and retrieve the product information.

You can see how to build such app for jQuery Mobile here.

Adding a Barcode Scanner plugin to your Appery.io Angular app is very simple:

  1. Go to Project > CREATE NEW > From Plug-in.
  2. Select Apperyio Barcode Service and click Import selected plugins.

Then, in the Project view, a related service (Barcode_scan) and a JavaScript (Barcode) file will appear. After a native service has been added to the app, it can be called like any other REST service.

The Barcode Scanner plugin uses Cordova API. As the plugin uses native APIs, you should test it on the device or using the Appery.io Tester app.

Read the step-by-step tutorial we’ve prepared on Using the Barcode scanner service. And of course, feel free to contact us if you have any issues.

 

New Milestone, New Release, New Features – Find Out More about Our July 2015 Release

Posted: August 17th, 2015Author:

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We just announced some great news for Appery. We’ve passed the 250,000-user mark, we’ve updated our tester app so users don’t need to have an Appery.io account, and we’ve rolled out a new release of  the platform that includes these key features (among others):

  • Simplified implementation of social login and LDAP sign-on for apps
  • Extended offline capability in apps to use the internal database or an external one
  • New Bootstrap and Ionic components
  • Outline page component view for enhanced developer productivity

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Upcoming Changes to App Versioning

Posted: August 14th, 2015Author:

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We told you about upcoming versioning changes in our July 2015 newsletter. We want to make sure everyone is aware of the upcoming changes so we are posting them on our blog as well. We want every plan to enjoy this feature, but, at the same time, we want to make sure platform resources are used optimally. To balance these two goals, we are introducing a limit to the number of versions for an app, a limit that will vary depending on your plan. This change will happen on September 7, 2015.

The following version limits will be used:

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