Appery.io Tester App is Being Updated with App Store and Will Be Back Soon

Posted: June 29th, 2020Author:

To the attention of those Appery.io community members who are used to debugging their apps for iOS devices using our Appery.io Tester app!

This short announcement is to inform you that we are currently in the process of updating and reuploading the app to the App Store and it will become available from it soon.

So, if you receive the message “Appery Tester App Not Available – the app is currently not available in your country or region”, don’t panic and rest assured that we are aware of this issue and are actively working on updating the Tester app and will do our best to push it to the App Store as soon as possible.

We would like to thank you for your patience while we are getting this done and recommend using the below workaround if you find testing via the public preview or using testflight inconvenient or inappropriate:

 

New Appery.io Subscription Plans—Time To Plan A New App!

Posted: June 1st, 2020Author:

Dear Appery.io Community!

If you thought the recent increase in allowable API calls with no increase in fees was the end of our efforts to upgrade Appery.io as a product to better suit your needs, we’re here to tell you it was just the beginning. We are happy to announce we’ve cooked up two new plans that will be available starting June 4th, 2020!

The Beginners Plan

We are introducing a new monthly Beginners plan, which is a perfect match for users who are just getting into Appery.io and want to poke around a bit more before making a big commitment. This plan is also a good fit for developers looking to build small, lightweight apps. New users will be able to assess our platform and build two projects using our two most popular frameworks: Ionic4 and JQM.

The Ultimate Plan

Now on to the big news for our mid-sized and enterprise clients or for customers who are looking to take the training wheels off their Appery.io experience. You’ll now have the opportunity to sign up for the Ultimate plan, the most comprehensive of all the plans we’ve created. This plan is stacked with 5 hours/month of dedicated professional support service that includes help with coding, custom logic, 3rd-party libraries, API integration, and debugging.

What Stays the Same

  • The popular Pro and Team plans will remain unchanged—except for the previously mentioned massive increase in API calls 😉
  • We are also keeping our trusty 14-day free trial, so you’ll still be able to play before you purchase.

More Options

We are always committed to being as flexible as possible for our customers. If you’re already a customer and you’re looking to upgrade an existing plan, you can do so at any time. Also, if you are interested in a custom plan, private deployment, or enterprise-grade SLA options, just contact us to request a quote.

The Big Picture

For an overview of the upcoming pricing update, have a look at the summary table below. More details will be available on our pricing page once our new plans go into effect.

BeginnersProTeamUltimate
Monthly Price (Paid Annually)N/A$70$135$500
Monthly Price (Paid Monthly)$25$99$200$600
Included Services per MonthN/AN/AN/A5 hours*
Included Developer Seats11610
Maximum Developer Seats13625
Monthly Price per Additional Developer Seat (Paid Annually)N/A$30N/A$30
Monthly Price per Additional Developer Seat (Paid Monthly)N/A$40N/A$40
Apps23712
Platform API Calls per Month50 k1 million2 million2,5 million
Storage1 Gb2 Gb5 Gb7 Gb
Server Code Script Execution Time3 seconds5 seconds15 seconds15 seconds
Concurrent Server Code Scripts3355
Server Code Script Execution Interval10 minutes10 minutes5 minutes5 minutes
Burst Rate: API Express, Server Code5 req/s10 req/s20 req/s20 req/s
Burst Rate API: Database, Proxy10 req/s30 req/s50 req/s50 req/s
Throughput15 Mb/minute50 Mb/minute100 Mb/minute100 Mb/minute
Screens5505050
In Memory Data4 objects4 objects6 objects6 objects
App Versions5105050
App Backup5/monthYesYesYes

 

* Please note that the five monthly service hours included in the Ultimate plan do not roll over if unused at the end of the contract month. All five monthly service hours must be used within each monthly billing cycle (under both annual and monthly payment schedules).

There’s never been a better time to develop with Appery.io!

Your Appery.io Team

Awesome Apps from the Appery.io COVID-19 Hackathon

Posted: May 26th, 2020Author:

We are thrilled to announce the winners of our Appery.io COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon!

The Appery.io COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon grew into a truly fantastic event that brought together many developers and hobbyists around the globe in an effort to come up with digital solutions to some of the challenges posed by the Coronavirus pandemic. The submitted applications focused on areas like healthcare, mental health, assistance for the elderly and vulnerable, improving the remote work experience, financial stability, and maintaining a sense of community.

A panel of experts judged each submission based on a detailed set of criteria and reached a unanimous decision on the Appery.io COVID-19 Hackathon winners. Here are our top submissions:

Grand Prize Winner

The winning app named “COVID-19 Knowledge Test” aims to evaluate the degree of a user’s knowledge regarding COVID-19 and increase COVID-19 information literacy.

Congratulations go to our Grand Prize Winner, Katerina Zhadko, a freelance front-end developer based in Europe, for developing such an innovative high-impact application—with Appery.io!

Other Notable Apps

The “Health Monitor” app connects doctors and patients. With this app patients can update their symptoms, notifying doctors of changes in their condition without needing to meet face to face. If a patient fails to report their symptoms or their condition moves outside the appropriate standards for them, doctors are automatically notified and can take appropriate action.

“Deep Breath” is a relaxation app intended to keep users calm during the pandemic. The app features a number of timed meditation exercises as well as an assortment of relaxing nature sounds to aid in sleep.

“COVID-19 Social Vulnerability” app tracks self-reported COVID-19 test results and downstream impacts including mental health, economic conditions, and housing.

“Walks2Go” provides interesting walking routes to people looking to get out of their house in a controlled and safe manner. Users can select the start distance from their current location, the length of their walk, and review a list of suggestions that fit their criteria along with a map of the route.


We want to thank all of those who participated in the Appery.io COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon. The success of this first hackathon is inspiring us now to work on creating even more opportunities to challenge and innovate within our amazing Appery.io community! Stay tuned for future announcements.

Appery.io Now Supports Up To 1-2 Million Platform API Calls/Month with No Additional Fees

Posted: May 19th, 2020Author:

We want our users to be more active without worrying about overage charges. 

Effective right now Appery.io is offering not only 10-20x more platform API calls, but also exceptionally cheaper overage charges. 

The unprecedented changes are already in place:

Pro: 1 Million Platform API Calls/Month; $00.00020 per overage call

Team: 2 Million Platform API Calls/Month; $00.00020 per overage call

Sounds like it’s time to develop your app and your business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With our new pricing, there’s nothing to stop you from growing now.

Check Out These Brand New Ionic 4 Tutorials and Guides

Posted: May 11th, 2020Author:

New Ionic 4 tutorials and guides are out! They focus on the most in-demand features of Ionic 4 like push notifications and linking Appery.io projects to databases of different types, so these should be of great interest to our user community.

Check out these six resources:

  • Ionic 4 Todo List Tutorial
  • Working with Appery.io Database and Server Code
  • Ionic 4 File Upload App Using Cordova Plug-ins
  • Ionic 4 Two-factor Authentication
  • Push Notifications for Ionic 4 Apps
  • Creating a Development Environment for Ionic 4 Projects

Ionic 4 Todo List Tutorial

First on the list is an easy-to-follow and very detailed Ionic 4 Todo List Tutorial explaining how to build a mobile app that displays a list of data from a cloud database and communicates with the database via a REST API. (A nice name for a to-do-tutorial, don’t you think?) What’s really useful for those only starting their Appery.io experience is that this tutorial shows how to create an Appery.io database from scratch and integrate the database service into the project.

As a bonus feature, new users can also just follow the tutorial to create the app from a ready-to-go backup.
ToDo

Working with Appery.io Database and Server Code

In yet another detailed guide, Working with Appery.io Database and Server Code, we show you how to work with the Appery.io NoSQL Database using Server Code scripts. This will be welcomed by more advanced users, but should also not be too difficult for those who have just joined Appery.io. You will learn how to access the database and perform all the basic CRUD operations on the data stored: creating, reading, editing, and deleting with the Server Code Collection API.
DatabaseSC

Ionic 4 File Upload App Using Cordova Plug-ins

Another tutorial describes how to create an Ionic 4 app that can upload files from the device to Firebase project storage using several Cordova plug-ins: Ionic 4 File Upload App Using Cordova Plug-ins.

FirebasePhotosUploaded

Ionic 4 Two-factor Authentication

The next guide, a two-part guide, Ionic 4 Two-factor Authentication, will walk you through the process of adding two-factor authentication using Twilio and a user registration feature with phone binding to your Appery.io app. In the first part, you will learn how to add a user registration feature with phone binding. In the second part, you will learn how to automatically read verification codes on Android devices.
2FactorAuth

Push Notifications for Ionic 4 Apps

The following quickstart tutorial will undoubtedly be very popular as it describes how to set up sending push notifications for Ionic 4 projects: Push Notifications for Ionic 4 App.
PN

Creating a Development Environment for Ionic 4 Projects

And, last but not least, here’s the expert-level document that demonstrates how to create a development environment to be used for debugging the changes you have made for your app’s next release without interfering with the the app version in production: Creating Development Environment for Ionic 4 projects.

Quick Note: Deprecated Libraries 1.1 and 1.2 Removed from the Appery.io System

Posted: May 5th, 2020Author:

We would like to call attention to important changes made to the library versions of all Ionic 1 and Bootstrap projects.

Their library versions 1.1 and 1.2 have been marked as deprecated:

In this connection, we highly recommend upgrading your app(s) to the latest version available.

Also, please make sure you test your app to check if it works properly after performing such an upgrade.

Thank you for your understanding and happy developing!

Global Developer Community Unites for Appery.io COVID-19 Hackathon

Posted: April 29th, 2020Author:

In these times of uncertainty and unrest, individuals and businesses around the world are finding new and unique ways of working and living. While many are able to adjust with ease to the challenges of COVID-19, others are not so able to adjust easily. Social distancing measures can cause ripple effects in mental health. Economies are trending downward, forcing many to rethink their financial strategies. The elderly and other vulnerable groups need enhanced support and protection.

However, the current state of technology and collaboration provides hope that we will find solutions to these new challenges. Plus, with many people in the tech field able to work remotely, innovation doesn’t have to stop. At Appery.io, we recognize that the time is right for developers to bring their ideas to life—to find ways that we can work together to help our global community.

That’s why we are hosting the Appery.io COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon where we are encouraging developers from all over the world to build digital solutions that solve some of the challenges posed by the Coronavirus pandemic. The Appery.io COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon has already started with final submissions due May 6, 2020, by 11:59pm PDT (GMT -7). A panel of experts will judge the submissions, with up to $1,000 in cash prizes awarded. A virtual ceremony will be hosted on May 10, 2020 to recognize the finalists.

Using Appery.io, a low-code application development platform created by Exadel and used by nearly 500,000 developers worldwide, participants will be challenged to build applications that help groups and businesses most impacted by COVID-19. Projects should focus on areas like healthcare, mental health, assistance for the elderly or vulnerable, improving remote work, financial stability, or maintaining a sense of community. Developers are free to be as innovative and unique as possible with minimal restrictions on application type or theme.

Participants are welcome to register and submit their applications until May 6, 2020 to get final projects in. Submissions will be judged by a panel of experts according to a range of relevant criteria. Prizes will be awarded as follows:

  • 1st$1,000 and an Appery.io Annual Pro Subscription
  • 2nd$500 and an Appery.io Annual Pro Subscription
  • 3rd$250 and an Appery.io Annual Pro Subscription

For more information on how to get started, FAQ’s and guidelines please visit: (https://covid.appery.io/

We look forward to seeing what participants create and have no doubts that we will be inspired. In this time of distance, isolation, and uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to find ways to connect with, support, and provide hope for each other. Thanks to technology, it’s possible. Happy hacking!

Check out this video about the hackathon:

Keep Calm…and Code Using Ionic 4 and Appery.io

Posted: April 1st, 2020Author:

In today’s time of unprecedented troubles and uncertainty we are happy to be able to give some bit of satisfaction to the Appery.io community: a bunch of new Ionic 4 tutorials have arrived so that you can immerse yourself in a new level of programming and be more optimistic about your future.

Over time we have been working hard to document Appery.io Ionic 4 components as thoroughly as possible. This documentation will help you understand better how the Ionic 4 app UI can be managed in the best possible way for your particular project.

App Template Tutorial

If you are only starting on your Appery.io programming journey, you will definitely find our pre-defined Ionic 4 app templates useful. To get oriented on this topic review: Ionic 4 App Templates.

Cordova Plug-in Tutorials

We have also published several easy-to-follow tutorials that demonstrate the effective use of Cordova plug-ins in Appery.io Ionic 4 projects:

Ionic 4 Calendar plugin Tutorial

Ionic 4 Document Scanner plugin Tutorial

Ionic 4 Social Sharing plugin Tutorial

 

More Sample App Tutorials

These tutorials describe how to develop some cool Ionic 4 apps:

Just take a look at how intriguing these examples are as you work through them!

Note: Most of the tutorials come with app backups that make the tutorials easier to go through.


We hope this “to-do list” of Appery.io tutorials will help you get through these trying times and make your #StayAtHome times less burdensome and as efficient and pleasant as possible.

Stay with us and hope for better times soon!

Another New Ionic 4 Tutorial: Learn How to Create a Login Form with Validation

Posted: February 7th, 2020Author:

This time we are happy to offer a new tutorial that describes step-by-step how to create an Ionic 4 app in which a login form with validation is used.

Prebuilt App Option

For this tutorial, we have added an option for you to explore a finished app before following the tutorial steps. To do this, first, download this backup file for the project. Then, click Create new app in the platform. Finish up with these steps:

  1. Select From backup
  2. Select the project backup file on your drive
  3. Type in the app name
  4. Click Create

Building from Scratch

However, if you just want to follow the tutorial to build the app from scratch, it’ll be quite easy. The tutorial includes many screenshots and detailed explanations to keep you from getting lost in the twists and turns of development.

 


And of course, stay tuned! We are working on adding even more Ionic 4 tutorials!

Learn How to Create Chatbot App Using Dialogflow

Posted: January 31st, 2020Author: