It’s Time to Upgrade Your Ionic 4 App to Ionic 5

We have exciting news for Appery.io users! From now on, you can separate your apps that use different versions of the Ionic framework and upgrade your application from Ionic 4 to Ionic 5 for free.

We at Appery.io, have been working hard to fulfill our promise of a consistently updated and well-running platform and are thrilled to announce that the option of a free upgrade for Ionic 4 projects to their Ionic 5 version is available for all our customers!

The best news is that from now on, you are free not only to create separate Ionic 4 and Ionic 5 apps but also to migrate your Ionic 4 project(s) to their Ionic 5 version while keeping both apps active. All you need to do is accept the offer to upgrade from under your Apps page and then confirm:

Not sure how this move can benefit your development practice? Then we recommend that you check out our blog post here to learn about the main advantages of the Ionic 4 > Ionic 5 upgrade.

If you can’t wait to migrate to Ionic 5 but still have some questions about the upgrade process, please visit this page for more details.

And last but not least, with this release, we are also introducing a new feature that you, our users, have suggested to us: our Theme Generator for Ionic 4/5 apps. Creating custom themes and reusing them is now much simpler and more visual.

We’re so excited for you to start using this upgrade! Our goal is always to provide a highly usable low-code app builder, and your feedback helps us get there. As always, please let us know if you have any ideas or questions, and stay tuned for more updates coming soon!

Happy developing!

Appery.io Recognized in Multiple G2 Spring 2021 Grid Reports

We are pleased to share that Appery.io has been recognized in the following G2 Spring 2021 Grid Reports

Per G2, products shown in the above Grid Reports have received a minimum of 10 reviews/ratings in data gathered by March 02, 2021. 

G2 is a peer-to-peer business solutions review website, leveraging customer feedback to rank the best business software and services. The Spring 2021 Grid Reports are based on G2’s unique algorithm, which calculates customer satisfaction and market presence scores in real-time. This is the first time Appery.io has been recognized in a G2 Grid Report. 

“Thank you to all of our amazing customers who left positive reviews of Appery.io on G2,” said Eldar Chernitsky, Head of Product at Appery.io. “It means the world to us that our customers take the time to leave their honest feedback on a reputable and trusted site like G2. We take the positives and negatives to heart and hope to continue to delight our customers as we deliver new features and updates.” 

If you would like to leave a review of Appery.io on G2, please go to https://www.g2.com/products/appery-io/reviews

To get started with Appery.io, please visit appery.io.

Going Big: Upgrade to Ionic 5 in our March 2021 Release

 

We are proud to announce our March 2021 release: Appery.io is officially the first low code editor upgrading to Ionic 5!

The main focus is to introduce a smooth conversion from Ionic 4 to Ionic 5 and this has become one of our biggest achievements since we moved to Ionic 4. Transferring to this game-changing framework is already a big step but we would also like to share our long-term plans that go far beyond pure conversion.

  • With this release, we are introducing Ionic 5 support and enabling all our users to create both Ionic 4 and Ionic 5 apps independently;
  • In Q2 2021, the option of upgrading Ionic 4 projects to the Ionic 5 version with keeping both apps active will be offered;
  • Yet another milestone will be disabling the possibility of creating Ionic 4 projects (early June);
  • With all that being said, we will continue the support of all Ionic 4 projects and their backups until at least 2023.

And now, just in case you are still hesitant about whether you should evaluate the advantages Ionic 5 can bring to your project, we have outlined some of them to consider:

  • Ionic 5 applications look very modern, run faster, and are much more reliable;
  • The latest Ionic version follows the modern Material Design Guidelines and Human Interface Guidelines from Apple;
  • Conversion and adoption rates are extremely favorable;
  • With Ionic 5, you are guaranteed to enjoy working with the top-notch framework, efficiently collaborate with the Ionic community, and get access to the latest Ionic and Angular UI components;
  • Custom animations, revamped Ionicons, updated Ionic colors, new starter designs, improvements to component customization (including but not limited to iOS 13 design updates), and more are available.

We are happy that our users will now be able to enjoy highly engaging development practices while creating native experiences on the most advanced mobile device versions.

Appery.io won the 2021 DEVIES Award in the Mobile Development category

We’re excited to announce that Appery.io by Exadel was named a 2021 DEVIES Award winner in the Mobile Development category. The DEVIES Awards recognize excellence in developer tools, products & technology, across 20+ categories.

The 2021 DEVIES Awards received hundreds of nominations, and our developer product was selected as a 2021 DEVIES Award winner based on three criteria:

(1) attracting notable attention and awareness in the software industry;

(2) general regard and adoption by the developer, engineering & IT community; and

(3) being a technical leader in its sector for innovation.

It is an honor to be recognized by the DEVIES for Appery.io’s contribution to low-code mobile app development,” said Eldar Chernitsky, Head of Product at Appery.io by Exadel. “Our organization always strives to deliver a simple yet sophisticated development experience so users can create the cutting-edge apps they need to grow their business or personal portfolios. This award is very valuable to the Appery.io product by Exadel because it reflects our positive reception among the developer community”.

“Developer tools and solutions are continuing to grow in their importance to the global technology industry. Appery.io by Exadel is a great example of the new era of products and services allowing developers and engineers to have a greater impact on a company’s bottom line and overall efficiency”, said Geoff Domoracki, CEO of DevNetwork, producer of DeveloperWeek and the 2021 DEVIES Awards.

Appery.io will be presented their award at the 9th Annual DEVIES Awards Ceremony on Thursday, February 18, 2021, during the all-virtual DeveloperWeek 2021, the world’s largest developer & engineering conference & expo with 8,000+ participants.

We are updating our Privacy Policy

Dear Appery.io users,

We would like to let you know that our customers’ privacy is important to us and we have always aimed to ensure that any interactions between you and Appery.io are as secure as they can be.

With this mission in mind, we have updated our Privacy Policy which applies to the Appery.io products or services you use. 

What are we changing?

We are introducing some changes relating to the Privacy Notice for California Residents that supplements the information contained in Appery Privacy Policy and was adopted to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) so that any terms defined in the CCPA have the same meaning when used in this notice.

Also, our updated policy includes but is not limited to the answers to the popular questions concerning Collection, Sharing, Storing, and Deletion of Personal Information.

Still have questions?

Then please feel free to reach out to our support team.

 

Your Appery.io Team

Enjoy our new Plug-in: Credit Card Component | Appery.io

We are pleased to let you know that a new plug-in from Appery.io, Credit Card Component, has just been released and is already available for use.

This plug-in makes creating UI for inputting credit card information really easy and allows adding credit cards to your app in no time at all.

You can find more details on our YouTube channel:

Want to learn how to deal with low-code app development pitfalls?

Have you ever wondered what low-code app development pitfalls might get in the way of your product becoming successful? And what can be done to avoid them? Actually, it would be true to say that most, if not all of low-code developers have.

Well, some good news is that you can now find some of the answers to such questions in a new brand-neutral, yet highly informative article from two Appery.io people: Eldar Chernitsky,  head of product at Exadel, and Alexander Ancipov,  head of development at Exadel.

Please follow the link to read the post “3 major low-code app development pitfalls and how to avoid them” published by Software Development Times, a leading monthly magazine for Software and Development Managers, DevOps teams, Test & QA professionals, and CIO’s.

More Ionic 4 Video Tutorials Have Arrived: “Copy to Clipboard” and “Hash code calculation”

Dear Appery.io Community,

This week, we are introducing two new highly demanded Ionic 4 video tutorials: “Copy to Clipboard” and “Hash code calculation”.

The first video demonstrates how you can add the copy to clipboard feature into your Ionic 4 application:

The second video tutorial explains how to calculate a hash code of string in an Ionic 4 app:

We hope you will find them both useful.

Happy developing!

Appery.io Offers Free Rewarding Advertising to Their Customers

Dear Appery.io Community,

We would like to thank you for choosing our platform to address your web and mobile app-building needs. It has been a joy to work with all of you, and we hope you enjoy your Appery.io products as much as we enjoy helping you!

In addition to our ongoing efforts to meet your app development needs, we would like to reward our community with an exciting new offer to advertise your apps on our website for free

At this time, we are creating case studies (showcases) based on some of your projects on the Appery.io platform that will help you convert leads into new customers to boost your business.

If you like this idea and want to get in on it, please let us know.

So if you: 

– have an app you’re excited about

– have published your app on any app store, and

– want to advertise this app for free on our platform

Please send us a link to your application at support@appery.io.

While we have your attention, we would also like to remind you that when you work with Appery.io, you build a completely ‘white labeled’ app, so only your company’s logo and name will appear on your final product. As far as we’re concerned, you are the creator and the sole owner of all your apps. Any proprietary information or techniques used for your application will remain confidential; we will never share any information about you without your consent. For more details, you can check our Copyright, Trademark, and Content Ownership section.

We forward to hearing from you soon about this exciting new way to build our partnership,

Sincerely,

The Appery.io Team

Meet a Winning App from Our COVID-19 Hackathon

Two months ago, we announced the winning apps from the Appery.io COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon. Today, we would like to present one of them to you. “Deep Breath” is a relaxation app featuring a number of timed meditation exercises, as well as an assortment of relaxing nature sounds to aid in sleep.

App Description

This awesome app is designed to help people relax by making it easier to practice self-guided meditations and quick relaxation techniques. These techniques can be practiced on your own with the aid of the app. No special knowledge or experience is required—just follow the exercise steps. Another app feature is a playlist of relaxing sounds from nature, which can be of great help in case you have trouble sleeping.

You can try the app by actually creating it as an app from a backup file. To restore the app from a backup, follow these steps:

  1. Download the app backup file.
  2. Click Create new app.
  3. Click From backup and select the project backup file on your drive.
  4. Type in the app name and click Create:

Setting Up the App

Note that, before you can export the app APK or IPA and install it on your device, you will need to import the following Cordova plug-ins under the Resources > Cordova plugins tab:

  • Email Composer plug-in;
  • Music Controls plug-in (use the exact GitHub link and plug-in version indicated);
  • Screen Orientation plug-in version 3.0.2 (use the exact GitHub link and plug-in version indicated). When importing this plug-in with Git URL, paste https://github.com/apache/cordova-plugin-screen-orientation.git into the Repository URL field and enter 3.0.2 as the Repository branch name, as shown in the screenshot below:

When done, select them in the App builder under the App settings > Cordova plugins > Imported Cordova plugins tab:


Also, make sure that the File plug-in and the Media plug-in are added (enabled) in your app (under App settings > Cordova plugins > Core Cordova plugins).

Please, note as well that if you need to build the app for iOS, you will need to upload your distribution certificate and provisioning profile that you obtained from Apple under the App settings > iOS binary tab. You can check this document in case you need help with exporting your application for iOS. And, here, you will find the document that explains how to manage certificates in Appery.io.

Finally, when you are all set, you can proceed with exporting your app (EXPORT > Binary (.apk) or EXPORT > Binary (.ipa)) and then installing it on your device.

See. It looks just beautiful.

Using the App

The app UI is intuitive and attractive. You navigate through the app using a bottom tabs bar.

The Home page nests three different options: MEDITATION TIMER, QUICK RELAX, and SLEEP BETTER all of which offer different activities to be used for relaxation:

Technical Details

The app uses the Cordova Media plug-in for playing audio files, and the native HTML5 audio element is used for playing audio on the desktop. When you play audio on the device, the user can then use the music controls that are shown. The app uses the Cordova Music Controls plug-in for this.

The Feedback page uses the Email Composer Cordova plug-in for composing emails on mobile devices; for desktop machines, it uses a simple HTML ”mailto:” link.


The exercise data is stored in a custom Angular service, dataService.

The auxiliary ngx-countdown module is used for managing the countdown timer on the Timer app page. The progress circle is presented by an SVG element, whose attributes depend on the timer value.

Finally, the Screen Orientation Cordova plug-in forces the app to use the portrait mode.