[This is the first in a series of periodic tips we’ll be presenting in various places.]
Along with the warmer weather, spring has brought a sweet new upgrade to Appery.io. What have we got for you? Here are the main improvements:
- Build Mobile and Responsive Web Apps with our New AngularJS & Bootstrap Visual Builder
- New “App Creator Express” feature
- Themes moved to plug-ins section in the UI
- Server Code UI upgrade
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 »
Forrester Research, one of the most well respected technology and market research companies in the world, has given Appery.io some well appreciated recognition. In their recently published report, “Choose The Right Mobile Development Solutions,” they put Appery.io on their shortlist of 5 mobile app platforms-as-a-service.
“Mobile app platform-as-a-service. These offerings take the general platform-as-a-service concept (PaaS) and apply it specifically to mobile development. Mobile app cloud platforms include visual tools, but they also add other development metaphors like workflow definition tools, business rules, and data access painters. Examples of mobile app PaaS platforms include Exadel with Appery.io…”
Read more in their full report.
Learn more about Appery.io’s MBaaS solution.
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.
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.
Appery.io is the best mobile app development platform out there, but, with so much in Appery.io, it’s important you get the help you need to take full advantage of the platform. One way we’re doing this is through a series of weekly webinars—starting next week—that constitutes a crash course in Appery.io.
- Team collaboration enhancements
- URL-based security in Secure Proxy
- Faster proxy
- Sharing with Appery.io support
- New XHR implementation
“I really like this type of idea. It’s like, let’s make this as simple as possible for people, and let’s create the most complex possible outcome.”
– Keith Monaghan and Dain Miller, hosts of Start Here: Web Development, on Appery.io.
Appery.io was discussed in the Dec. 8th episode of Start Here: Web Development, a podcast, “dedicated to encouraging and providing you resources to help you start and build your career in web dev.”
Enterprises are adopting mobile technologies at an unprecedented rate. As Business News Daily recently reported, 1.3 billion workers will go mobile by 2015, and with that massive number, the need for enterprise mobile apps can only skyrocket.
With that increase, many mobile app developers will be called upon to create internal mobile enterprise apps. These apps have many requirements and considerations that differ from the typical app destined for the public app stores. In this article, we will take the top three challenges and share some tips on how to meet these challenges:
- User Interface
- Choosing a Development Technology