We’re Happy to Announce a New App Builder Release!

We are happy to announce that our new App Builder release is live now! And this time it comes with a handful of new features, cool enhancements and platform updates.

We hope you will enjoy all the new features, improvements, and updates listed below:

  • Appery.io Educational Video Guide where you will learn how to create a stunning UI for your very first mobile app, get help on how to add the needed features, debug and test it, and much more…

  • In conformity with the regulation from Google Play requiring that all apps meet target API level 31 (Android 12), all Android built apps were successfully migrated to Android 12. No additional actions on your part are required.
  • Also, uploading custom launch images was discontinued in Android 12 as the system will always apply the new Android system default splash screen on cold and warm starts for all apps. Please check here for more details.
  • Auto Generation of iOS certificates was added to our platform which will significantly simplify building your apps for iOS.

  • A brand new FilePicker core component that allows you to quickly add file selection to your app.

  • Creating new app themes is now made easier and more user-friendly.

  • Please be informed that support of the projects created with Ionic 4 was discontinued. In this regard, we recommend that you consider effortless migrating your Ionic 4 project(s) to their Ionic 5 version. You are welcome to check out this page to learn how to do it.
  • And, finally, we would like to remind you that many of the 3rd party custom Cordova plug-ins that were prevoiusly released, but not timeously updated by their creators, can be broken or outdated and therefore not work as expected. Therefore, please be aware that every app created in Appery.io comes with Apache Cordova library installed and our users are free to add both plug-in types to their app(s):

    – Preconfigured Appery.io Cordova plug-ins (Core Cordova Plug-ins) that are verified to be up-to-date;

    Custom Cordova plug-ins installed independently. Unfortunately, some of these may not be compatible with the latest technologies which is an issue beyond our control and may require additional troubleshooting. You may consider purchasing one of our Support Pack services if you need help with integrating custom Cordova plug-in(s) into your app.

Thank you for using Appery.io and Happy Developing!

Your Appery.io Team

Collecting Your App Statistics is Now Easy with Our Google Analytics Plug-in

We are happy to announce that the updated Google Analytics plug-in is live now and ready to be used with no restrictions for building your mobile applications. Any Appery.io user (including those enjoying their 14-day free Trial subscription) can now add it to their Ionic 5 app(s).  What is extra – it can be added in no time at all and will work on both iOS and Android devices! This makes adding the option of collecting different statistical information about how your app is used even simpler!

So, if you like the idea of adding this functionality to your Ionic 5 project(s), you are highly welcome to do that by creating your mobile app with Appery.io with importing the Google Analytics plug-in from the Catalog of Appery.io plugins:

And just in case you are unaware of the fact that we offer so many different out-of-the-box example apps that can be easily added to your Ionic 5 project, please visit our Appery.io Plug-ins Categories page.

PS  As a gesture of goodwill, we have also created this step-by-step tutorial for you to make your development experience even more positive and productive.

Happy developing!

Need Internationalization In Your Appery Apps? Happy To Help!

Considering how you can quickly make your mobile app support different languages? Or need to make your online store app easily adapted to specific local languages tht will definitely increase the profit? And, of course, you want to add more value to your project without investing much development time? We have the simple and fast solution that can help: apply the Internationalization feature to your Appery.io project(s).

We are happy to let you know that you can now try our sample app created to demonstrate the multilingual Ionic 5 mobile app built with Appery.io using ngx-translate third-party Internationalization (i18n) library.

And even more than that: you not only have the option to follow the instructions in order to get the working app, but also use the one-click-away option to install the fully functioning Ionic 5 app.

Well, actually, all you need to do is simply click this link and in a moment, your app is ready to start!

To test it, try clicking the language switching buttons in the header along with clicking the SUBMIT YOUR FEEDBACK button:

And last but not least: 

You can also try the magnificent option of quick testing the app on your device: use our Appery.io Tester app. The app is absolutely free and available for both iOS and Android.

Doing this is super easy – just install the Tester app on your device, run it and scan the code below to enjoy the app on the device:

Happy developing!

Grab New Features Introduced with our Midsummer Release

Last Sunday, the Appery.io Team came out with a new, midsummer, release packed with the following useful features:

  • The JQM lib version updated to 5.4 that includes the latest version of jquery (3.6.0), so that you can now make sure your JQM projects are published to app stores without any security warnings.
  • All you need to do is simply update your app lib version by selecting it under App settings > Resources > Libraries version:
Please note that the .size() method has been removed in jQuery 3.0. So, if your JQM project uses this method, you will need to replace it with the .length property to refer to the number of elements in the jQuery object.
  • A new, simplified look for the Templates tab. Now, creating new app from our ready-to-go-with and fully functioning Appery.io app templates is even simpler:

 

  • Another new option that allows setting the default values for app storages:

Also, this release traditionally introduces some extra updates and minor bugfixes that will hopefully make your development routine even more user-friendlier.

Well, this is it for now but please stay tuned – we have more exciting features in store!

Enjoy your New Spring Enjoying our New Release Features

The spring of 2022 is very special for all of us and we, at Appery.io, would like to make this spring release (rolled out last weekend) enjoyable for all of you as well.

With this mission in heart, we are excited to offer you some very special improvements to our Visual App Builder that we believe will make things significantly easier and more elegant developing your mobile apps with Appery.io:

  • the first and the most asked feature will be definitely appreciated by those who prefer working with the OUTLINE view: from now on, you will be able to use the old yet simple and reliable “Drag & Drop” to arrange the components on the screen of your mobile app:

What is more: you will be even warned if trying to do something that cannot be implemented for this particular component:

  • also, the Appery.io UI Components family now has one more member, Divider, that can be used to to separate other screen items:

  • yet another improvement was introduced for more UI components like Card, Checkbox, Datetime, etc.: they can now also be easily styled from under the PROPERTIES > Styles tab. (You might have already had a chance to evaluate the similar functionality for some UI components introduced with our Christmas release).
  • two more events were added to the Form component: Form value change and Form status change:

 

  • the next minor but hopefully useful feature is added to the Input component to make login procedure for your app users simpler and less stressfull. Just set the input Type property to Password and select the option to show the password being typed in (set it to True):

  • and the last but not least: you can now make good use of quite a few predefined Push Notification services: when in the visual App Builder, simply click the CREATE NEW button and selct the needed Appery.io backend push service(s) to import it (them) from under the Backend Services section:

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Have Appery-related questions? Ask them on Stackoverflow!

Dear Appery.io Users,

Since recently, our customers have started complaining about issues with registration/login into our forum. Therefore, we have decided to introduce yet another open channel where you are free to ask any Appery.io-related question(s) you might have: Stackoverflow. 

Stackoverflow is one of the most popular and renown platforms where anybody can ask for an advice on any programming issue. Where hundreds of users find answers to their questions daily and thousands of experts are happy to provide their colleagues with useful recommendations and examples.

Is is truly a huge community and from now on, we encourage you to post your questions (like those on Appery.io Platform, App Builder, Appery.io plug-ins, etc.) there instead of using forum.

Please make sure you use the tag <Appery> or <appery.io> while posting so that our experts from Support Team (as well as other users that can be of help) could answer them ASAP to our mutual satisfaction:

 

We hope this will help to remove any barriers to effective communication and make getting professional help as easy and productive as possible.

And as usual, we offer more ways for you to get help. Please check this link to learn how to reach to our Support Team for help.

Lots of love on St. Valentine’s Day!

Your Appery.io Team

 

How to Take a Photo and Save It to the Appery.io Database

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You can easily upload files into the Appery.io database using our File Read plug-in for the Ionic 5 framework. Watch our tutorial to learn how in just a few steps.

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Minor and Awesome: What’s added with our New Release

Hi everyone!

We are thrilled to announce that last weekend, another Appery.io release successfully went live!

Let’s take a minute and look at the introduced features and check out how useful they are.

These include:

  • A modification to the Reorder component, so it is now easy to move and interact with components immediately after adding them:

That’s all for now, but stay tuned! We have more ideas on how to fulfill all of your Appery.io wish lists!