How to Expose a SOAP Service as a REST API

Posted: May 18th, 2017Author:

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Appery.io API Express make it fast and simple to connect to an enterprise data source and expose it via a REST API. With API Express you can quickly create an API for:

  • A relational database
  • A WSDL service (SOAP)
  • An existing REST API

In this tutorial, I’m going to show how to expose an existing WSDL service as a REST API and then build a mobile app using the API.

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Learn How to Copy and Reuse Pages Between Apps for Faster Development

Posted: March 18th, 2016Author:

Today we will show you how to copy pages into Appery.io projects. This very simple process is described in our documentation, but we are going to show you how to build apps faster by copying and re-using pages. 

First create a new app and add some components to the page which you would like to clone.

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Page we want to clone

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Learn How to Display a PDF File in Your Mobile App from a Database

Posted: December 24th, 2015Author:

We are often asked about displaying a PDF file in a mobile app. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to display a PDF file uploaded to the Appery.io cloud database in your mobile app.

First, upload the PDF file into the Files collection of your database. You can use any existing database or quickly create a new database.

 

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Appery.io Database Files collection

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How to Install and Use the Cordova Background Plugin for Route Tracking

Posted: December 21st, 2015Author: and

Every Appery.io app comes with the Apache Cordova library automatically installed. This means you have access to default Cordova APIs such as Camera, Contacts, Geolocation, and more. Many users also wanted to add 3rd-party Cordova plugins to the app. To make this process very simple, we’ve added a simple wizard. In this tutorial you are going to learn how to upload a Cordova plugin to your app and use it. You will build an app that will track your route and draw it on a map. The app will do this in the background. (This is a popular feature in fitness apps.)

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Understanding How to Work with AngularJS Scope Variables

Posted: November 16th, 2015Author:

AngularJS greatly simplifies mobile app development. At the same time, it introduces a number of important concepts that you need to understand in order to create apps quickly. One of the important concepts is working with the scope object and the variables you place in the scope. In this post we are going to show you how to access variables placed in the scope.

Let’s create a simple app to clarify this concept. The app is going to look like this:

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Ionic app with Accordion component

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Quickly Add Custom Business Logic to Your App with Server Code

Posted: July 6th, 2015Author: and

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Appey.io Server Code is a powerful tool that allows you to write custom server-side business logic for your app. These are the benefits you get when you use Server Code:

  • Write and implement any business logic for an app. For example, you can write a script that checks inventory (Database), then sends a push notification, and then sends an e-mail using the SendGrid API
  • Quickly test the script during development
  • JavaScript is the language used to write the script
  • Server Code is based on the popular V8 JavaScript engine. This means you can use any APIs supported by V8
  • A Server Code script is instantly exposed via a REST API. This means you can quickly build a custom API

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