Video Tutorial: Creating an Ionic App with a Backend and an External API

Posted: April 21st, 2016Author:

Our friends at Ionic Framework published a very nice tutorial on how to build an Ionic app with an external API. We figured it would be a good idea to show how to build the same app in Appery.io. In this 8-minute video tutorial you will learn:

  1. How to build a simple Ionic (version 1).
  2. How to create a mobile backend for the app.
  3. How to invoke an external API.
  4. How to test the app in the browser.

The final app shows a list of people loaded from an external API:

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Want to learn more? Check out many other short videos on how to build mobile apps fat on our YouTube channel.

Learn How to Expose a SQL Database via a REST API in 5 Minutes

Posted: April 18th, 2016Author:

This video shows how to use the Appery.io API Express visual editor to connect to a SQL database and expose it via a REST API. The SQL component is used to connect and execute a custom SQL query.

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Video: Convert a SOAP Service Into REST API in 5 Minutes

Posted: April 12th, 2016Author:

This 5-minute video shows how to convert a SOAP service into a REST API using API Express. Once you have a REST API, you can easily build a mobile app with that API.

Learn how to use the Appery.io Backend Services from our short videos on our YouTube channel.

In Case You Missed: Getting Started with App Builder for jQuery Mobile Apps

Posted: February 22nd, 2016Author:

This is the second webinar in our 2016 webinar series and introduces you to the App Builder and how to build apps with jQuery Mobile.

In this video you will learn:

  • How to create a new jQuery Mobile app
  • About various views inside the App Builder
  • How to use the Cordova Geolocation API to get the current device location
  • How to invoke the Uber Product API from Server Code
  • How to integrate the Uber API into the app
  • How to test and share the app

Check out this video now:

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In Case You Missed “Getting Started with App Builder for Ionic/AngularJS Apps”

Posted: February 2nd, 2016Author:

A recording of the first webinar in our 2016 webinar series is now available. It introduces you to the App Builder and how to build apps with Ionic/AngularJS.

From this video, you will learn:

  • How to create a new Ionic app
  • The various views inside the App Builder for Ionic and AngularJS
  • How to build an app connected to a cloud database:
    • Building the app UI using the Design view
    • Mapping data between scope and services using the visual Mapping view
    • Binding data between scope and page using the visual Binding view
  • How to test the app quickly in the browser

Check out the video now:

To learn more how to build apps fast, go to our YouTube channel.

You can still sign up for our next webinar (tomorrow), “Getting Started with App Builder for jQuery Mobile Apps”!

Video Tutorial: Learn How to Build a Complete Mobile App Without Writing Any Code

Posted: December 17th, 2015Author:

In this webinar you will learn how to build a complete mobile app without writing a single line of code. This video tutorial covers:

  • Using a plug-in that provides the following:
    • Login and registration pages.
    • A page where the signed-in user can add any items to the database. The records in the database are only visible to the signed-in user.
  • Setting up a database with security.
  • Using Barcode scanner native API.
  • Setting up Push Notifications.
  • Testing the app on the device using the Appery.io Tester app.

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

Posted: August 17th, 2015Author:

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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 Appery.io 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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Learn How to Create a Server Code Script to Invoke a REST API in 5 Minutes

Posted: July 1st, 2015Author:

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In this 5-minute video you will learn how to invoke a REST API from the server (instead of directly from the client. There are a number of benefits to invoke an API from the server:

  1. JavaScript is the language used to write the script (and you already know JavaScript!)
  2. Additional business logic can be added around the API. For example, in addition to sending an SMS, you can also send an email (SendGrid API)
  3. The API keys and tokens are secure
  4. Script is exposed via REST API (to be invoked from the app)
  5. Script has API to access Appery.io Database, Push
  6. A script can be saved as a library and used in other scripts
  7. Script changes can be made without updating the client (app)
  8. It’s tool to write code :)

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Webinar Recording: Building a Barcode Scanner App Integrated with Backend Services

Posted: June 15th, 2015Author:

In case you missed our webinar, watch this recording to learn how to use Appery.io to build a barcode scanner mobile app. (At the end of this post is some of the coding used in the webinar.)

Check out many other videos on the Appery.io YouTube channel.

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Video: Exposing SQL Database via REST APIs Using API Express

Posted: June 4th, 2015Author:

This video shows how to connect to a SQL database using API Express and expose the database via REST APIs. The video then shows how to build a mobile app with the exposed APIs.