jQuery Mobile has an amazing “themeroller” for creating custom themes. Because of the openness of Appery.io, you can easily develop an incredible theme with this outside tool and then just import it into Appery.io.
Appery.io is the best mobile app development platform out there, but, with so much in Appery.io, 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:
|April||29||Using Native Device Features in Cross-Platform Apps: Some Examples|
|May||13||Building a Shopping App with Payments|
|27||New in Appery.io! [Yes. There will be a major mid-May release.]|
The 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.
Two 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.
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
Cordova is available in Appery.io for your app as ready-to-use components or API calls. However, much of the appeal of Cordova comes from the ability to extend its functionality through 3d-party plug-ins. As an Appery.io developer, you can extend the Cordova available in Appery.io using these same plug-ins.
[This is the first in a series of periodic tips we’ll be presenting in various places.]
Forrester Research, one of the most well respected technology and market research companies in the world, has given Appery.io some well appreciated recognition. In their recently published report, “Choose The Right Mobile Development Solutions,” they put Appery.io on their shortlist of 5 mobile app platforms-as-a-service.
“Mobile app platform-as-a-service. These offerings take the general platform-as-a-service concept (PaaS) and apply it specifically to mobile development. Mobile app cloud platforms include visual tools, but they also add other development metaphors like workflow definition tools, business rules, and data access painters. Examples of mobile app PaaS platforms include Exadel with Appery.io…”
Read more in their full report.
Learn more about Appery.io’s MBaaS solution.
Appery.io is the best mobile app development platform out there, but, with so much in Appery.io, it’s important you get the help you need to take full advantage of the platform. One way we’re doing this is through a series of weekly webinars—starting next week—that constitutes a crash course in Appery.io.