Appery.io EduGuide Updated with New Unit: App Logic

Great news: with Appery.io, the Christmas festive season is not over yet!

We are happy to announce that our Appery.io Educational Video Guide was successfully updated with a new unit: App logic.

As its name implies, this unit will guide you on managing your mobile app logic without writing any single piece of code!

Unit 3: App logic

The unit steps include detailed descriptions of how to:

  • Manage the Card component’s Visible property using events;
  • Modify ButtonsClick events to add more complex hide/show behavior;
  • Map the Input value to the Card component on the button click;
  • Use services and datasources ( in the example of GeoService)for setting up app logic;
  • Use the OKCancelAlert service for setting up different app behavior scenarios.

What is important: all the instructional videos are short (up to 2 minutes) and are super easy to follow. Also, every step comes with a few practical tasks and a link to follow in case you want more details.

Enjoy your winter holidays but do not miss the chance to learn something new!

Wishing you a very happy festive season filled with love, happiness, and joy🎄

PS It is already the third unit in the series of educational videos from Appery.io, but please stay tuned: another new unit (this time on Appery.io Database) is coming soon!

It’s Cyber Monday: Appery.io Has Some New Features to Offer!

This Cyber Monday 🙂 release from Appery.io brings several new features that will be available for all Ionic 5 apps. These functional improvements are designed to make your development experience even better and the results of your work almost perfect.

What is really great about this release: all the features below are not something you will need to learn to use but are very intuitive and simple to apply.

 

So, let’s go:

  1. The first and most impressive is that from now on our users have the ability to quickly create Appery.io components from any HTML code copied from 3rd party resources. No need to explain that creating such a page takes some development time:

The great news is that getting this page with Appery.io is now a matter of a couple of minutes. Actually, all you need to do is use the Parse HTML property and enjoy the result:

2. The second improvement will be the holy grail for those users who have been struggling to figure out how to sort out the certificates for publishing their apps to the Apple Store. Now, to get your app’s release version and publish it, you only need to take several simple steps: select the Release and Publish build type, provide your Apple Id, and add the generated app-specific password. To learn more, go to this page:

3. We also added the ability to modify properties for an impressive list of Appery.io UI components in a popup which allows convenient editing of long text strings:

4. Another helpful improvement: we now offer an integrated solution from Ionic that allows specifying responsive display attributes​ depending on what device your app is supposed to run. It has been made possible with the Class property of the needed component and is simple to apply:

 

5. Next. Two popular Appery.io components, HTML and Text, now have an increased arsenal of Containers:

6. Also, Height and Width styles groups have been added for the Button and Input components which makes styling them more versatile:

7. Lastly, the Content, HTML, and Grid Cell components now allow uploading and managing background images under their PROPERTIES > Styles tab:

All of these new features are already available so please feel free to try them out.

Thank you for using Appery.io and Happy Developing!

 

Your Appery.io Team

Get Our Restaurant Template to Create Your Great Mobile App

We, at Appery.io, appreciate good cuisine so we set our minds on creating a simple Restaurant Template that can be of help to those small businesses who struggle to create their own restaurant management app.

There is no need to say that organizing a restaurant business and managing it effectively is a tough endeavor. Sad but true: even if you are a great chef and feel confident in your kitchen, even if your cooking skills are nothing but genius and all your guests are dying to try your culinary delights, there is still a big chance that your business will not succeed. And if you feel that you can’t do without a good restaurant management app perfectly tailored to your business environment, consider using our free and easily customizable Restaurant App template!

Goals we set for our Restaurant template

The requirements that we set for this app template were:

  • the template must be simple enough to be easily customizable by a non-developer
  • creating and managing the mobile app from the template should be quick to do and not break the bank
  • the app should have attractive UI and be intuitively easy to use
  • it must be available for both iOS and Android devices
  • the app must be easily maintainable and can be run from anywhere and anytime

Results we obtained

Now, when the app template is released and ready to be used, we would love you to try it yourselves.

This is really easy to do: simply click this link and in a moment, your app is ready to start! There’s no need to go to the Create new app dialog or download the template backup with further installing it. In a moment, you’ll have an app with a Menu page listing sample restaurant meals:

Restaurant template

 Restaurant template

The app also has the default About Us page and you will not need to invest much time to adapt it to your needs:

 Customizable About us page

The only prerequisite needed to start creating your first mobile application is being a registered Appery.io user. And if you are still hesitant about whether it is worth it, please be informed that you are welcome to sign up for free and make your final decision after two weeks of the trial period.

We also prepared a detailed step-by-step document for those who are interested in customizing the offered app sample. Follow it to see how easy it is to modify the app template and make it look like this:

Customized app template

Hopefully, the set goals were all reached and now you are a step closer to the mobile restaurant app of your dream! With this app, you will not be limited by a small start-up budget and will not need to be an experienced developer to modify the About Us page on the fly or quickly add mouthwatering meals to the Menu.

 

Bon appétit!

Adding Social Sharing to Your Arsenal is Easy with Appery.io!

Social networking has been gaining in popularity in recent years; and so has social sharing. At the moment, this feature is an integral part of any successful mobile app, in particular the ones meant to deliver their mission to as many people as possible.

With Appery.io, you can significatly simplify integrating the Social sharing feature into your mobile app and involve a wide audience by adding Cordova SocialSharing plug-in. And the beauty behind it is that creating such an app is just a matter of several clicks!

Moreover, for your convenience, we created a ready-to-go sample app, Ionic 5 Social Sharing plug-in Sample App, that can be used to share links, images, and text messages out of the app on social platforms or by email.

The best of it is that to get the sample app working on your device, you do not even need to create the app. You can simply use our Appery.io Tester app (it is free and available for both iOS and Android) to scan the sample app QR code we already generated for you and run it on your device:

Social Sharing Plug-in App QR Code
Also, before starting the app make sure you have the needed app(s) (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, email app, etc) installed on your mobile phone:

 

 

But if you would lke to go further and learn all the ins and outs of how it was created, you are free to follow the detailed tutorial. Also, you can try it by recreating the app from the backup (note that you will need to be registered as an Appery.io user to do it).

New to Appery.io and do not know where to start? You might find our Getting started series or step-by-step quick start tutorials useful.

PS A great tip from the Appery.io Team: it’s easiest to start developing by following our educational video guide.

Interested? Then click below to sign up and feel free to experiment with many more our sample apps out there.

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 first mobile app, get help on adding the needed features, debugging and testing 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 more accessible 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 previously 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