Learn How to Create a Server Code Script to Invoke a REST API in 5 Minutes

Posted: July 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: API, Backend Services, Server Code, Video | Tags: , , ,

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In this 5-minute video you will learn how to invoke a REST API from the server (instead of directly from the client. There are a number of benefits to invoke an API from the server:

  1. JavaScript is the language used to write the script (and you already know JavaScript!)
  2. Additional business logic can be added around the API. For example, in addition to sending an SMS, you can also send an email (SendGrid API)
  3. The API keys and tokens are secure
  4. Script is exposed via REST API (to be invoked from the app)
  5. Script has API to access Appery.io Database, Push
  6. A script can be saved as a library and used in other scripts
  7. Script changes can be made without updating the client (app)
  8. It’s tool to write code :)

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How to Add Barcode Scanner with Database Search to Your App

Posted: June 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Database, PhoneGap, Plug-in | Tags: , ,

We know that developers love examples. One of the most requested example is how to build an app with barcode scanner and search the database. We created an app example that does exactly that.

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Video: Exposing SQL Database via REST APIs Using API Express

Posted: June 4th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: API, API Express, Video | Tags: , ,

This video shows how to connect to a SQL database using API Express and expose the database via REST APIs. The video then shows how to build a mobile app with the exposed APIs.


Video: How to Build an Ionic App Connected to a Database

Posted: May 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Ionic, Video | Tags: ,

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This video shows how to build an Ionic mobile app connected to the cloud database.

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How to Host Your HTML5 App

Posted: May 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Features, HTML5 | Tags: ,

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When you build an HTML5 mobile app in Appery.io you can instantly publish the app to a URL. You have three options for hosting your app.

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How To Send Twilio SMS From Your Mobile App

Posted: May 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: API, Partners, Tutorials | Tags: , ,

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Twilio just published a tutorial on how to build a mobile app with Appery.io to send SMS messages with the Twilio API.  Try the tutorial and quickly add SMS capability to any app. Read the rest of this entry »


Video: Using Native Device Features in Cross-Platform Apps

Posted: May 5th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Events, PhoneGap, Plug-in, Video, Webinar | Tags: , , , ,

If you missed our webinar, watch this recording to learn how to use Cordova APIs in a mobile app. The webinar shows:

  • Building a hybrid app in Appery.io
  • Using Apache Cordova APIs:
    • Alert
    • Geolocation
    • Barcode scanner
    • Camera
    • FileTransfer –  use plugin for quick file upload to Appery.io database
  • Fast testing with Appery.io Tester app

Check out many other videos on the Appery.io YouTube channel.


A Quick Look at Bootstrap Features and Components

Posted: April 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bootstrap, Uncategorized

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Twitter’s Bootstrap is the reigning king of responsive UI frameworks – you can easily go from desktop to tablet to smartphone, since Bootstrap components adapt to the changes in screen size quickly and efficiently. Mark Otto, one of the creators of Bootstrap, has said that the framework was originally created with “one core concept: pairing designers with developers.”

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Appery.io Works with MetaCert to Provide Security API for Mobile Apps

Posted: April 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: API, Partner, Security | Tags: , ,

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We are happy to announce that we have worked with MetaCert to provide a security API to enable our developers to protect their apps from malicious and unwanted links.

Most mobile malware is downloaded when end users click on malicious links inside legitimate apps. The MetaCert Security API adds a thin, but very powerful, layer of security to your app.

The API allows you to check the reputation of web links in real time, providing an invisibly secure experience. It can be used to block phishing sites from loading or navigating to. You can also stop end-users from sharing links that are NSFW.

To make it even simpler to use the MetaCert Security API, we have published a MetaCert plug-in. Appery.io developers can quickly add the plug-in to any new or existing app and check for the reputation of any web links in the app. Read the rest of this entry »


Build Responsive Web and Mobile Apps with Bootstrap, AngularJS and Appery.io

Posted: April 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: AngularJS, Bootstrap, Events, Webinar | Tags: , ,

This webinar shows how to build responsive web and hybrid mobile apps using Bootstrap and AngularJS using Appery.io.