API Express: Expose SQL Databases with REST APIs

Posted: May 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: API, API Express, Database, Features, Mobile Backend, Tutorials | Tags: , , , ,

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Wondering how to access your SQL database from a mobile app? We’ve got the answer. API Express, recently released by Appery.io, can make your existing SQL database RESTful in minutes, allowing you to perform CRUD operations from any external source, whether it’s a mobile app or a web page.

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

Posted: May 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: AngularJS, General, Ionic, New release, Server Code, Tutorials, UI Component

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Another update is bringing some cool new features to Appery.io; 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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How To Send Twilio SMS From Your Mobile App

Posted: May 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: API, Partners, Tutorials | Tags: , ,

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Twilio just published a tutorial on how to build a mobile app with Appery.io to send SMS messages with the Twilio API.  Try the tutorial and quickly add SMS capability to any app. Read the rest of this entry »


Adding Live In-App Customer Service With Bright Pattern Mobile API Plug-in

Posted: May 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: API, JavaScript, Partner, Plug-in, Tutorials | Tags: , , ,

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Appery.io and Bright Pattern have partnered to improve the simplicity of implementing live in-app customer service for enterprises and their customers. The partnership’s result is a plug-in for the Appery.io platform that helps companies to quickly add contact center functionality to their mobile apps. Read the rest of this entry »


Easily Add Secure Payments to Your Mobile App

Posted: April 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Plug-in, Server Code, Tutorials | Tags: ,

The ability to quickly add payments to a mobile app is frequently requested by users. Today, we’re happy to announce an update to our existing PayPal plug-in that lets you quickly and conveniently add secure payments into an app.

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Uploading Files to the Appery.io Database via a Plug-in

Posted: March 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Plug-in, Tutorials | Tags:

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Mobile developers often face the need to upload binary files, such as images, to the database. For example, this could happen in an app like Instagram, where a user takes photos with the device’s camera and then publishes it to their followers. Of course, all the data — including images — should be stored in the database, so the user can sign in from any device and see his or or her feed.

Another possible case for uploading images is sending an MMS (multimedia message) from your app, which can be done via the Twilio API. Twilio accepts a direct URL to an image. A user takes a picture with the device and uploads it to the Appery.io database. Then, a direct image URL is passed to the Twilio API.

In Appery.io, there are three ways to upload files to the database :

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How to Build Mobile Apps Fast with Appery.io and Instant API

Posted: February 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: API, Events, Mobile Backend, Partner, Tutorials, Webinar | Tags: , , , , ,

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Instant API is a true API-as-a-Service which makes it easy and cost-effective to build an API. Instant API has simplified all of the key areas of an API’s lifecycle, covering API creation, hosting, management, discovery, monetization, and documentation.

For example, let’s say you have information and services or data and services you want to expose through an API that can be used internally for BYOD initiatives or externally by developers or your business partners. With the API deployed, you still don’t have a mobile app. That’s where the Appery.io platform comes in. Appery.io makes it very easy to build mobile apps with any API. Combine the Instant API exposed APIs with the Appery.io cloud-based development platform, and you get a fast way to build a complete solution and deploy the mobile app.

In this post, we are going to show you an example of how to do that, but first here’s the info for an upcoming webinar in which Appery.io and Instant API will demo this process in action. Read the rest of this entry »


Using the Google Maps API: Directions, Geolocation, Multiple Markers, and Layers

Posted: February 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: API, Tutorials, UI Component | Tags: ,

Adding a map to your mobile app can provide great value to users. Maps used together with a smartphone can solve a wide range of tasks, whether it’s a pizza delivery app, GPS navigation, or travel guide with attractions. One of the most popular online maps is Google Maps.

Appery.io provides a convenient way to work with Google Maps for mobile apps – a Google Map component with a set of configurable properties and a preinstalled marker. All you need to add the Google Map into your app is to drag and drop the component on the page. That’s all: Google Maps will be loaded when the page is displayed.

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OAuth 2 Template: Plug-in for OAuth Authentication by Appery.io

Posted: January 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Plug-in, Tutorials | Tags: , , ,

OAuth 2.0 protocol is now the most popular authentication protocol for apps. By using OAuth protocol, you can securely authenticate with a variety of popular services what will increase app functionality and cover a much larger target audience.

The Appery.io App Builder has a large number of useful and convenient mobile development tools for rapidly creating Android, iOS and Windows Phone apps. Today we are glad to present another feature that significantly helps with the OAuth 2.0 authentication routine – the OAuth 2 Template plugin.

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Building a MusicShop App Using Model and Storage

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Features, Tutorials | Tags: ,

Recently, the Appery.io App Builder was updated with several significant features. One of the most important and fundamental changes was the introduction of Model and Storage notions. To show the best practices of using these features, we created a MusicShop app and step-by-step tutorial which describes in detail how to build such an app from scratch. This tutorial also has a MusicShop app backup attached to allow you to pay more attention to Model and Storage usage (you shouldn’t create the app step-by-step in this case, just create it from the backup).

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