Another New Ionic 4 Tutorial: Learn How to Create a Login Form with Validation

Posted: February 7th, 2020Author:

This time we are happy to offer a new tutorial that describes step-by-step how to create an Ionic 4 app in which a login form with validation is used.

Prebuilt App Option

For this tutorial, we have added an option for you to explore a finished app before following the tutorial steps. To do this, first, download this backup file for the project. Then, click Create new app in the platform. Finish up with these steps:

  1. Select From backup
  2. Select the project backup file on your drive
  3. Type in the app name
  4. Click Create

Building from Scratch

However, if you just want to follow the tutorial to build the app from scratch, it’ll be quite easy. The tutorial includes many screenshots and detailed explanations to keep you from getting lost in the twists and turns of development.

 


And of course, stay tuned! We are working on adding even more Ionic 4 tutorials!

Learn How to Create Chatbot App Using Dialogflow

Posted: January 31st, 2020Author:

Appery.io Community: Video Channel

Posted: January 22nd, 2020Author:

An integral part of Appery.io’s success has always been its strong community of developers. Now we have come up with a new way to support this community—a YouTube channel called Appery.io Community. This channel will include new tutorials from the Appery.io team, but, more importantly, it will also include videos submitted by our developer community. Submitted videos can explain different features of Appery.io, or they can showcase developers’ own apps developed with Appery.io. With this channel… Ugrade your development skills by checking out the videos. Upload a video to share your app with the world or a potential customer. Upload a video Appery.io tutorial that you created on your own.

Let’s get started! Send me your videos (or your ideas for videos).

A Year of Achievement for Appery.io in 2019

Posted: January 2nd, 2020Author:

It’s that time of the year again, time to reflect, celebrate, and start planning ahead. As we look back over the year for our low-code development platform Appery.io, we have to say we are pretty proud!

In general, it was great to see a resurgence in the market for low-code development platforms. As IT leaders face more complexity and more pressure to innovate, low-code and no-code tools like Appery.io allow IT leaders to keep up with the pace of modern technology. Appery.io stands out for its excellence in this area—as shown by the more than 500,000 developers worldwide who trust Appery.io for their low-code and no-code development projects.

Having a platform that is both simple and extremely advanced is critical to the Appery.io team. This focus has enabled us to keep the platform up-to-date incorporating all the latest trends in mobile and app development—as seen in our many updates.

Along with many momentous feature updates, we have also published new resources and received many industry recognitions in 2019. We wanted to share some of the highlights of this activity, in case you missed it.

Major Feature Updates

  • Progressive Web App (PWA) Support
  • Codeless Features Added
  • Appery.io as the Backbone of Exadel Innovation Cloud
  • Ionic 4 Support

Progressive Web App (PWA) Support

PWAs are the new generation of web application development. These apps load like regular web pages but offer users more functionality, such as working offline, push notifications, and access to device hardware, traditionally available only to native applications. PWAs work seamlessly on desktop, mobile, and tablets from a single codebase. This enables PWA developers to be the sole managers of their application without having to jump through the hoops of multiple app platform uploads or review processes.

In Appery.io, users are able to turn apps into PWAs seamlessly with a few clicks, and without having to change any code.

Additional Resources on PWAs: 

Codeless Features Added

The Appery.io AppBuilder allows developers and technology leaders alike to create iOS, Android, or PWA apps with no or low code. Key codeless features in Appery.io include:

UI Composition: Build an application UI with a few clicks. Appery.io allows users to easily drag and drop a component from the AppBuilder palette to the design page. Switch design modes seamlessly to preview the UI on Android and iOS.

Event Panel: Allows users to set a single action or set of actions for every event in an app. In a few steps, users can select a component, open the Events Panel, and set an action that will run when the event appears.

Mapping: the Mapping Editor allows users to drag component properties to service request parameters. An arrow shows which way values will be mapped to take out the guesswork.

Additional Resources on Codeless for Appery.io: 

Appery.io as the Backbone of Exadel Innovation Cloud

Early in 2019, Exadel announced the launch of its Innovation Cloud which helps enterprises build and test emerging technology apps quickly and efficiently so they can determine the ROI of these technologies. Innovation Cloud users can build test versions of different types of apps—blockchain, chatbot, mobile, and more—in a matter of days at a fraction of the cost of a full implementation. Building on the success and ease-of-use of Appery.io, Exadel decided to use the Appery.io platform to build the Innovation Cloud.

Learn more and get started here: https://exadel.com/innovation-cloud/ 

Ionic 4 Support

Keeping up with modern development trends, Appery.io now offers the Ionic 4 App Builder as a production-ready solution for building mobile apps. Ionic 4 allows developers to build PWAs in a way that is future-proof, fast, and framework-agnostic. Bringing Ionic 4 to Appery.io gives users the flexibility and intuitive design they need to craft modern applications.

Additional Resources on Ionic 4: 

More New Appery.io Resources

Industry and Community Recognition

We ❤️  the developer community. It’s the reason we do what we do! What motivates us is the continuous support and feedback we receive in blogs, industry reports, and other honorable mentions. We’d like to take a moment to share some of what the community had to say about Appery.io this year:

Ovum On the Radar: Appery.io facilitates rapid mobile application development
Thanks to Ovum analyst Michael Azoff for featuring Appery.io as one of their On the Radar platforms. Download the report to find out what makes Appery.io different, how the Innovation Cloud supports development and more.

The 15 Best App Makers to Build Your Own Mobile App in 2019
By: Aasif Khan on HackerNoon
“As this is a cloud-based app building platform, there is no need to download and/or install anything, which makes it convenient to begin the process of building your app quite quickly.”

Best Mobile App Development Software/Tools for 2019 
By: Sourodip Biswas on KapokCom Tech
“The main feature of this platform is its visual app building tool which uses jQuery Mobile, Ionic, AngularJS, Bootstrap, and HTML5 components inside the Visual Editor.  Samsung and AT&T are few of the companies that utilize Appery.io for their app development.”

Top Platforms For Building Mobile Apps
By: Wilfredo E. Keeling on iCharts
“A powerful and useful visual app builder tool, Appery.io is considered by mobile apps developers to be responsive and easy to use.”


We think it is safe to say that 2019 was one of the best years yet for Appery.io—maybe even the best, if we dare to be so bold! However, this is by no means a stopping point. We have a lot in store for 2020 and expect to be keeping our pulse on the latest trends in mobile and web app development to make sure Appery.io users have the latest and greatest features they need to build complex apps, simply. Have an idea or suggestion for Appery.io? Drop a note in our forum here: https://appery.io/forum.

Happy New Year!

[reposted from the Exadel blog]

Meet Our Last Release of the Year

Posted: December 22nd, 2019Author:

In this release, we focused our efforts on Ionic 4 features.

We added PWA support for projects created in Ionic 4. (If you have forgotten what this is and what it’s for, please check this useful post.)

Also, we added the ability to use default values (strings, numbers, booleans, and values chosen from select) in the mapping for beforeSend actions in Ionic 4 projects. We are sure that many of our users will be happy to use this feature in their projects.

Finally, we improved splash images for iOS including launchscreen for iPhone X.

Happy Holidays from the Appery.io Team

We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See what we achieved this year!

Platform Upgrade: The General Release of Ionic 4 App Builder!

Posted: November 12th, 2019Author:

We’re happy to announce that our Ionic 4 App builder is now a production-ready (no longer beta) solution for building mobile apps in Appery.io!

What’s next? Right now, our team is working on documentation, templates, and app samples which we’ll post shortly on our docs site here: https://docs.appery.io/. Meanwhile, check out our tutorials section: https://docs.appery.io/docs/samples-overview#section-trending.

One thing to keep in mind. Going forward, we’re removing Ionic 3 from Appery.io, but, if you have already created an Ionic 3 app and published it, you can still use it. However, we strongly suggest rebuilding the app using the Ionic 4 version in our platform.

Meet Our November 2019 Release

Posted: November 4th, 2019Author:

It’s only been a month since Ionic Angular was updated to the 4.10.0 version, but we are already out with an updated Appery.io Ionic 4 version!

Events

In our updated Ionic 4 apps, we now support more events for certain components.

Page component

  • The ionViewWillEnter event runs when the page is about to enter and become active

Image component

  • The ionImgWillLoad event is emitted when img src has been set
  • The ionError event is emitted when img fails to load

Also, support for these mouse events was added to the GoogleMapMarker, and GoogleMapWindow components:

  • Click
  • Mouse over
  • Mouse leave

Mapping

Now you can use mapping for your models defined within an app:

Storages

We have also added support for Storages. This will allow developers to define typed storage variables and use them in mapping.

Simpler Coding

And last but not least: There is no longer any need to add service include and service injection on a screen or in a custom code anymore. Just add a plug-in in App Settings under the Core Cordova plugins tab and use it from Apperyio.native helper.

Check Out Our New Ionic 4 Tutorials

Posted: October 21st, 2019Author:

Recently we rolled out a new Google Maps Tutorial for Appery.io’s Ionic 4 Builder. But, today, the Appery.io team can offer more help for our valued users to get the most out of Ionic 4! We have always tried to make developing with our platform as easy as possible, and, this time, we do so by presenting two more step-by-step tutorials on building with Ionic 4:

Ionic 4 ngx-translate Tutorial

The first tutorial will guide you through the process of creating an app using the ngx-translate third-party internationalization (i18n) library to build a spectacular multilingual application:

Ionic 4 SweetAlert2 Tutorial

The second tutorial will help you add the SweetAlert2 external module to display modal windows in your Ionic 4 app:


Both of these topics have often been requested as tutorial subjects, so we look forward to seeing a lot more implementations in Appery.io apps. We also hope our tutorials help you build up a broader understanding of how everything works with Appery.io backed up by Ionic 4 features.

Quick Note: Issues on iOS 13 Devices

Posted: October 18th, 2019Author:

Recently, we’ve noticed quite a few comments about appery.io apps not working properly on iOS 13 devices. The underlying reason is that we use Cordova APIs for apps developed for installation on native devices. And, iOS 13 isn’t officially supported by Cordova yet, so it’s possible appery.io apps on iOS 13 devices might have problems.

Rest assured, as soon as Cordova releases a version with iOS 13 support, we will take care of the necessary updating as soon as possible. (Or, if necessary, we will provide our own temporary fix.)

Thank you for your understanding!


Please check for more details in the Appery.io device and browser support policy.

Learn How to Use the Google Map Component in an Ionic 4 App

Posted: October 10th, 2019Author:

We have some good news for Appery.io users. Another tutorial on Ionic 4 has arrived!

You should have already seen that Appery.io offers an Ionic 4 Google Map component. In this new tutorial, follow step-by-step how to use this component in creating an Ionic 4 app with the Geolocation service to show current coordinates on a map. (Google Maps API key required.) Working with this component is easy. Simply drag it to the page, configure it via the PROPERTIES panel like any other UI component, and then use it with the Google Maps API via JavaScript.And, as a bonus, please check our new instructional video that shows how to use a Google Maps component in Ionic 4 apps here.