Build Apps Faster with Automatic App Update, Visual API Service Designer, Angular Visual Binding Editor, and More Security Options

Posted: September 27th, 2015Author:

Update fast without going through the app store

Wouldn’t it be awesome to update your app without having to resubmit it to app stores? Now you can! With the new AutoUpdate feature, you’ll only have to submit your app to the app stores once. You’ll use EXPORT > Auto update to build a new bundle with updated resources. Apps installed on devices will automatically download the updated bundle, meaning users won’t need to do anything for the update.

However, there are some restrictions due to security policies:

  • Only web-resources: HTML/JS/CSS resources could be updated with this feature;
  • Cordova and Cordova plugins couldn’t be updated with this feature;

The updated release bundle is the same for all platforms, so all mobile devices (Android and iOS) are updated simultaneously. See the documentation for more about this feature.

New API Express capabilities

Quickly create services with new visual builder

API Express, which allows you to use external relational databases with, was updated with powerful visual tools. Now it’s really easy to build complex algorithms by combining multiple queries into one endpoint.


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Posted: September 4th, 2015Author: has reached over 250K developers! is now 250k Developers Strong!

As you may have heard, has hit another milestone! We’re thrilled that our platform now has over a quarter of a million developers.

Check out these two articles to learn more about this important milestone (and more!):

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New Milestone, New Release, New Features – Find Out More about Our July 2015 Release

Posted: August 17th, 2015Author:


We just announced some great news for Appery. We’ve passed the 250,000-user mark, we’ve updated our tester app so users don’t need to have an account, and we’ve rolled out a new release of  the platform that includes these key features (among others):

  • Simplified implementation of social login and LDAP sign-on for apps
  • Extended offline capability in apps to use the internal database or an external one
  • New Bootstrap and Ionic components
  • Outline page component view for enhanced developer productivity

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Big Update: New Release Has Social Network Identity Integration and Much More

Posted: August 2nd, 2015Author:


The new update has a lot of new features. These features include:

  • Social login and LDAP sign-on for apps
  • Offline capability in apps using the internal database or an external one
  • New Bootstrap and Ionic components
  • Outline page component view

Keep reading to learn more about what’s new in

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Big Update: Ionic & AngularJS Visual Builder, API Express, Server Code Versioning And More!

Posted: May 17th, 2015Author:


Another update is bringing some cool new features to; features designed to make the platform even stronger and more attractive. With this update, we’re excited to share the results of a lot of hard work.

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Upgrade: New AngularJS & Bootstrap Visual Builder and More

Posted: March 2nd, 2015Author:

Platform Improvements for 2015: Enterprise Collaboration, Security, Speed…

Posted: December 25th, 2014Author:

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Happy Holidays! Before we close out 2014, we wanted to update the platform with a number of really cool features:

  • Team collaboration enhancements
  • URL-based security in Secure Proxy
  • Faster proxy
  • Sharing with support
  • New XHR implementation

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Big Upgrade: Brand New App Builder UI, New Model and Storage Feature, Improved Editors for REST Service and Mapping

Posted: September 21st, 2014Author:

The platform was upgraded with a number of new features. This is a quick overview of what’s new.

First, we got a new splash screen…!


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Posted: July 22nd, 2014Author:

The team just released a number of really nice features. Learn about what’s new in this post.

App Builder improvements

New jQuery Mobile Popup component

The new jQuery Mobile Popup component gives you more power to build app UI.  The component can be used to notify the user to confirm an action, or just display any important information.


More List options

We added a number of properties to the list to simplify UI building. For instance, it is now easy to make the list read-only.


We also added the ability to manage the list items order. You can do this by using the Index property in the Properties panel:


A better way to select icons

Everyone likes icons, and there is now a better way to select one. If the component supports an icon (List, Button etc.), the Icon property will be available:


By clicking “Choose,” the icons list will appear:


This is much more fun as you can see the actual icon.

Cloud database improvements

The cloud database got a number of very useful upgrades.

Indexes management

By adding the ability to manage database indexes, we allow you speed up the frequently used queries. It’s a good thing to use when transferring a lot of data between the devices and backend:


To reduce data transfer and speed up the app, use the MongoDB Projection concept that the database now supports. By using Projection, you can selectively retrieve columns from the database without the need to transfer excess data (columns). This will decrease the data being sent to the client (app), and also increase app responsiveness.

New ACL editor – for simplified database access rights

User access control is  now more flexible with the new ACL editor. You can specify access rights for each user separately, for all users at once, or just for the user that created a specific collection entry:


The database now supports the Media Manager that helps manage files. You can upload and delete any sort of files directly from the database console by using it:


API updates

It’s now possible to get a file list based on the Files collection content and provided ACL for every file (you can of course control user access rights for files too).

Database versioning for more peace of mind

It’s always a good idea to make a backup of your database. With the new database versioning features, you can create versions (backups) of the database and restore to a particular version instantly:


Server Code improvements

To make development and testing faster, we combined the Script tab and Test tab into a single page. You can now quickly test the script and see the execution result without the need to switch tabs:


API update

The Server Code API was upgraded with a new service – multiUpdateObject. By using it, you can update multiple objects via a single REST service. See the Server Code API to learn what functionality can be used on the server side.

Customer Console improvements

Customer Console is a great way to create a development process where a customer can manage databases and push notifications without the developer attention. The Customer Console adds the following new features:

  • Export/import database data in JSON or CSV formats.
  • Schedule push notifications.


Push improvements

To simplify working with Push, we have moved the Push tab together with the app. So now it’s a lot simpler; with every app, you can enable its own push capability: 


If you new to Push Notifications, we recommend starting with this tutorial.

App exporting improvements

Now, when the app is exported from the with “Release” checkbox checked, JavaScript files will be minified. This option works for all binary exports and reduces the final binary size. Head to the Exporting the app section if you want to know more about app exporting possibilities.

With every new update, our goal is to make app development faster and simpler in the cloud.

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July Update Release Notes

Posted: July 21st, 2014Author:

We pushed a number of really nice features over the weekend. Check out the release notes and what’s new. A full blog post is coming up shortly.