Works with MetaCert to Provide Security API for Mobile Apps

Posted: April 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: API, Partner, Security | Tags: , ,

Panel from website for MetaCert plug-in

We are happy to announce that we have worked with MetaCert to provide a security API to enable our developers to protect their apps from malicious and unwanted links.

Most mobile malware is downloaded when end users click on malicious links inside legitimate apps. The MetaCert Security API adds a thin, but very powerful, layer of security to your app.

The API allows you to check the reputation of web links in real time, providing an invisibly secure experience. It can be used to block phishing sites from loading or navigating to. You can also stop end-users from sharing links that are NSFW.

To make it even simpler to use the MetaCert Security API, we have published a MetaCert plug-in. developers can quickly add the plug-in to any new or existing app and check for the reputation of any web links in the app. Read the rest of this entry »

Tip: Need a Map in Your App? Just Use Our Ready-to-Go Component

Posted: April 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Tips | Tags:

Icon for a provides a Google Maps component. It’s easy to add into your app: simply drag it on the page and configure it via the properties panel like any other UI component. Then, use the Google Maps API on the component via JavaScript to show directions, place markers, add layers (such as the traffic layer), retrieve user location via Geolocation, etc.

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Build Responsive Web and Mobile Apps with Bootstrap, AngularJS and

Posted: April 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: AngularJS, Bootstrap, Events, Webinar | Tags: , ,

This webinar shows how to build responsive web and hybrid mobile apps using Bootstrap and AngularJS using

Tip: Use Secure Proxy to Secure Sensitive Data by Keeping It on the Server

Posted: April 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Tips | Tags:

Icon for a Proxy can be used for testing in desktop browsers to avoid cross-domain security problems. The proxy reroutes requests to services, so cross-domain security isn’t triggered. But, there’s more! You can use an advanced option in this feature to protect your secret keys, credentials, etc. from being accessed by app users.

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What Kind of Apps Can You Build with

Posted: April 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Database, General, HTML5, JavaScript, Mobile Apps Builder, Mobile Backend, Server Code

Possible apps on phones
One of the most common questions we get asked is “Can I build an app in that does [fill in the blank]”. The answer is usually yes. To understand why it is almost always yes, we should look at the core components in the platform. is a cloud-platform that has two core components. They are:

  • Backend Services
  • App Builder

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Try the New User Login/Registration App Example

Posted: April 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Plug-in | Tags:

Example of a login box
User login/registration is one of the most common features in a mobile app. With Database’s built-in user management feature, adding a login and registration capability to an app is very fast and simple. We know that developers love examples and so we created an app example available in the Builder that shows how to add this functionality in an app, so it’s even faster.

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Four Questions to Ask before Hiring a Mobile App Development Company

Posted: April 9th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Articles | Tags:

Mobile app development conference

Like any business project, when you’re in the market for a mobile app development company, it pays to ask some important questions beforehand. Do they have the right tools and experience to meet your needs? Will their process work with your company’s process? How cost-effective and timely are they? Asking the right questions will give you a clear picture of whether the company will work best with your budget, your requirements, and your own team. In order to make the best decision for your company, you should ask these four questions:

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Tip: Use the Breadcrumb to Navigate within Screens in the Builder

Posted: April 6th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Tips | Tags:

Icon for a tipThe breadcrumb represents the sequence of components containing components leading up to the currently selected component in the screen you’re working on in the App Builder (for example, “outermost component name > name of component inside the outermost component > name of the component you’ve selected that’s inside this component inside the outermost component“). It’s displayed above the screen. When you select the name of any listed component in the breadcrumb, that component becomes the selected component. As you can imagine, this is a very useful feature for working within complex screens.

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Building Responsive Mobile Apps with PhoneGap, AngularJS and Bootstrap

Posted: March 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: AngularJS, Bootstrap, HTML5, Mobile Apps Builder, PhoneGap | Tags: , , ,

Are you developing with responsive design in mind?

Responsive mobile apps are the new standard, but building them without understanding the proper tools can be daunting. To ensure you are up to the challenge, take a look at the following tools. Especially when used in conjunction with the new Visual Builder, these tools can help you create some fantastically responsive mobile apps.


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Uploading Files to the Database via a Plug-in

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

Uploading to the cloud

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 database. Then, a direct image URL is passed to the Twilio API.

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

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