The Appery.io team released a number of really cool features over the weekend. Here is what’s new.
We made a lot of things go faster. You will see a big app builder speed improvement (and we are still not done, more speed is coming).
Easily schedule server-side jobs
You are building an app that needs to check for inventory once every hour or once a day? Now you can easily do this with new Server Code scheduler feature. Because this is a server-side script, the actual device can even be offline, but the script will still run. You pick a script and just set the schedule to run:
Manage app data and send push messages with Customer Console
Built a restaurant app for a client and would like the restaurant owner to manage the menu or send push message for special promotions? Now you can easily create a special Customer Console for an app and let the client manage the app data and push messages. With the just launched Customer Console, the client can edit app data (data from database), and send push notifications, all from a user-friendly console (and you don’t need to be involved). You can even publish the Customer Console to a custom domain.
Get app insight with Google Analytics
Now you can easily collect statistics from you app by using the Google Analytics. Watch how many users use the app, or analyze data for certain periods. All the power of the Google Analytics is in your Appery.io app:
Styling the app with CSS is easier and faster
Earlier, when working with CSS you have to test your app every time you want to see the changes. Now, you can see all the changes based on your CSS files directly inside the Appery.io app builder without the need to launch the app in the browser. Just write or edit the CSS and switch back to page to see the result:
Manage binary certificates in one place
New and convenient certificate management tool helps keep all certificates in one place. Mark certificate as default to be used by all apps, or choose a specific certificate for an app in Project > App settings. As before, you can auto-generate Android certificates inside the Appery.io platform:
Quickly build and deploy for Windows Phone
Need to build a binary for Windows Phone? It’s now as simple and fast as building for iOS and Android:
Customize and integrate more with additional Webhooks
We launched Webhooks in January to allow easy integration with other systems. In addition to app specific events (right screen shot), we just added account-wide Webhooks (left screen shot) such as App created, App removed and App renamed. With new Webhooks, you get more options to integrate with other systems:
Custom domain HTTPS hosting
Appery.io apps can be hosted on custom domain, and now the custom domain options also supports https.