If you’ve ever wondered how to convert your website into a mobile app using Appery.io, you can learn in four minutes just by watching our new tutorial. We’ll give you all the tools you need to have your app published on Google Play or the App Store.
A hackathon is usually an all day long coding competition where a motley team of software programmers, developers, and designers sit together to design and develop something quickly. The goal of a hackathon is to create usable software in the least amount of time. In order to avoid the burden of building infrastructure and steep learning curve issues, many hackathon attendees (“hackathonees”) search for a Swiss army knife to use.
Luckily, with Appery.io, a cloud-based rapid software development platform, hackathonees satisfy all of these goals. Among them are top-notch companies such as a the largest bank in the Middle East, a worldwide healthcare company, and a global hackathon organization that has already fueled many internal and public codefests with Appery.io.
Concentrate on Innovation Not Infrastructure
Appery.io has integrated mobile back-end services, including database, push, and server code. In addition, it can be used to easily and securely integrate apps with any back-end system. Offline synchronization is included, too. And, dozens of free out-of-the-box plugins are available.
Smooth Learning Curve
Easy to Start
Here is a five-minute video showing how to build a mobile app with a cloud database from A to Z.
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To make your app more interactive and stand out from the competition, one nice option is to play a nice sound file in the background when an event occurs.
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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
The debate between developing hybrid vs. native apps has been going on for a long time, and while it’s sure to continue long into the future, the argument for the hybrid model is getting stronger every day.
One of the core benefits Appery.io platforms provides is the ability to customize any app with custom code. While the visual builder offers speed and simplicity, being able to write code, add 3rd party libraries gives you the flexibility you need to customize the app as much as you need. In this example we are going to show you how to build an app with infinite scroll feature — as you scroll down, list data will be automatically loaded.
You will create an app that loads a list of dog breads. As you scroll in the app, the data will be loaded automatically. The app looks like this:
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.
One of the most common questions we get asked is “Can I build an app in Appery.io that does [fill in the blank]”. The answer is usually yes. To understand why it is almost always yes, we should look at the core components in the platform.
Appery.io is a cloud-platform that has two core components. They are:
- Backend Services
- App Builder
Are you developing with responsive design in mind?
Responsive mobile apps are the new standard, but building them without understanding the proper tools can be daunting. To ensure you are up to the challenge, take a look at the following tools. Especially when used in conjunction with the new Appery.io Visual Builder, these tools can help you create some fantastically responsive mobile apps.
This video shows how to build a mobile Todo app in Appery.io with cloud database and deploy the app to BitBalloon.com – a very nice and easy to use HTML5 hosting service.