In Case You Missed “Getting Started with App Builder for Ionic/AngularJS Apps”

Posted: February 2nd, 2016Author:

A recording of the first webinar in our 2016 webinar series is now available. It introduces you to the App Builder and how to build apps with Ionic/AngularJS.

From this video, you will learn:

  • How to create a new Ionic app
  • The various views inside the App Builder for Ionic and AngularJS
  • How to build an app connected to a cloud database:
    • Building the app UI using the Design view
    • Mapping data between scope and services using the visual Mapping view
    • Binding data between scope and page using the visual Binding view
  • How to test the app quickly in the browser

Check out the video now:

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You can still sign up for our next webinar (tomorrow), “Getting Started with App Builder for jQuery Mobile Apps”!

How to Expose an Existing SOAP Service as a REST API

Posted: January 14th, 2016Author:

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API Express visual editor 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 Create a User Registration Form with the Database and Server Code

Posted: January 8th, 2016Author:

The platform provides a cloud database for storing any app data. The database also has a built-in user management feature. This means, if your apps needs user login or user registration, this capability is available out-of-the-box.

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The Users collection has two default columns: username and password. In most cases you will also need to store additional users information such as email or address. One option is to create additional custom columns in the Users collection. Another option is to store any user information in a different database collection and then link the Users collection to that collection. In this blog post I’m going to show you how use a separate collection to store user information and how use the Pointer column type to link the two collections.

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Learn How to Create and Install Plug-ins to Build Your Mobile App Faster

Posted: December 31st, 2015Author:

In this webinar recording you will learn how to use plug-ins to make mobile app development faster. The webinar covers:

  • Running and testing an existing app that uses Server Code to invoke the Uber Products API.
  • How to export the entire app as a plug-in
  • How to select particular pages or services to export as a plug-in
  • How to export the entire app as an app template plug-in
  • How to manage existing plug-ins
  • How to import a plug-in into your app
  • How to create a new app based on a template plug-in

It’s all in this 30-minute YouTube recording!

And, we have many other videos on how to build apps fast on our YouTube channel. Start building apps fast now.

Happy New Year!

Video Tutorial: Learn How to Build a Complete Mobile App Without Writing Any Code

Posted: December 17th, 2015Author:

In this webinar you will learn how to build a complete mobile app without writing a single line of code. This video tutorial covers:

  • Using a plug-in that provides the following:
    • Login and registration pages.
    • A page where the signed-in user can add any items to the database. The records in the database are only visible to the signed-in user.
  • Setting up a database with security.
  • Using Barcode scanner native API.
  • Setting up Push Notifications.
  • Testing the app on the device using the Tester app.

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Learn How to Send a Push Notification from Server Code Script in One Line of Code

Posted: November 12th, 2015Author:

Learn How to Schedule a Server Code Script to Run Periodically to Send a Push Notification

Posted: November 3rd, 2015Author: Server Code enables mobile developers to write any custom app logic that is automatically exposed via a REST API. You develop the script using JavaScript (which is nice, since you don’t have to learn a new language). Server Code provides built-in APIs to make it easy to integrate with other services. For example, you can query the Database, send a push notification, and invoke any 3rd-party REST API service.

For example, let’s say you want to develop a script that will query a products database. If an inventory for a particular product falls below a set number, you want to send a push message to a manager notifying him or her that inventory is low.

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Understanding AngularJS Dependency Injection in Apps

Posted: October 30th, 2015Author:

Dependency Injection (DI) in AngularJS is one of the core capabilities of the framework. You simply specify on which objects a particular controller depends, and AngularJS will automatically (and somewhat magically) inject those objects into your controller without you needing to do anything. In other words, you are going to get a reference to the objects that you need without doing any work.

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Video Tutorial: Learn How to Build an App with a Barcode Scanner and SQL Database

Posted: October 27th, 2015Author:

In this video tutorial you will learn how to build a mobile app that allows you to scan a product barcode and save it into a relational database. The tutorial covers:

  • Connecting to a relational database
  • Exposing the database via REST APis using API Express
  • Designing the app UI with the visual App Builder
  • Generating REST API services
  • Using and binding API services in the app
  • Testing the app on device using the Tester app

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Learn How the App Builder Simplifies Creating and Working with AngularJS Controllers

Posted: October 23rd, 2015Author:

We created the platform to make mobile app development simpler and faster. At the beginning of this year we added support for Ionic and AngularJS. Both frameworks enable users to build native-like apps with HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. If you’ve built with AngularJS before, you know that the AngularJS controller is one of the key components in the framework. There is usually one controller behind each page. The controller provides the logic for the page and connects the view (page) with the model.

If you were coding by hand, here is how a very simple controller might look:

When you are building your app in, the App Builder will automatically create a controller for every page. This way you don’t have to worry about the “plumbing” of the app and can concentrate on the app logic. Plus, it saves time (developers love to save time). Let me show you how this works.

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