Upcoming Changes to App Versioning

Posted: August 14th, 2015Author:

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We told you about upcoming versioning changes in our July 2015 newsletter. We want to make sure everyone is aware of the upcoming changes so we are posting them on our blog as well. We want every plan to enjoy this feature, but, at the same time, we want to make sure platform resources are used optimally. To balance these two goals, we are introducing a limit to the number of versions for an app, a limit that will vary depending on your plan. This change will happen on September 7, 2015.

The following version limits will be used:

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Building a Native App with Ionic, AngularJS, and Appery.io

Posted: August 6th, 2015Author:

For years, developers had to make a choice: build a single hybrid app with a so-so user experience, or build a native app for each platform with a great user experience. Developers don’t have to make this choice anymore. By integrating the Ionic SDK into Appery.io, developers can build enterprise HTML5/hybrid apps on a single code base that offer a native experience across all platforms. The Appery.io platform’s visual tooling lowers the skills barrier, empowering a broader base of developers and business analysts to create effective and intuitive mobile applications.

In this tutorial, you will use the Appery.io platform to build a mobile app. The tool set includes:

  • Ionic – native-like UI components
  • AngularJS – UI logic/binding
  • Appery.io App Builder – cloud-based drag and drop designer
  • Appery.io Backend Services – API backend for the app

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

Posted: July 1st, 2015Author:

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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 :)

Check out all the other Build in 5 Minutes videos.

How to Add Barcode Scanner with Database Search to Your App

Posted: June 29th, 2015Author:

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, 2015Author:

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, 2015Author:

How to Host Your HTML5 App

Posted: May 13th, 2015Author:

How To Send Twilio SMS From Your Mobile App

Posted: May 11th, 2015Author:

Video: Using Native Device Features in Cross-Platform Apps

Posted: May 5th, 2015Author:

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, 2015Author:

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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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