Building a Native App with Ionic, AngularJS, and Appery.io

Posted: August 6th, 2015Author:

For years, developers had to make a choice: build a single hybrid app with a so-so user experience, or build a native app for each platform with a great user experience. Developers don’t have to make this choice anymore. By integrating the Ionic SDK into Appery.io, developers can build enterprise HTML5/hybrid apps on a single code base that offer a native experience across all platforms. The Appery.io platform’s visual tooling lowers the skills barrier, empowering a broader base of developers and business analysts to create effective and intuitive mobile applications.

In this tutorial, you will use the Appery.io platform to build a mobile app. The tool set includes:

  • Ionic – native-like UI components
  • AngularJS – UI logic/binding
  • Appery.io App Builder – cloud-based drag and drop designer
  • Appery.io Backend Services – API backend for the app

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Tip: Quickly Enable Login for Your App via Social Networks

Posted: August 5th, 2015Author:

Icon for a tipMost mobile apps include user registration and login, but most users don’t want to remember yet another password. One way of easing this burden is to allow signing in via a social network (via OAuth). Now, Appery.io developers can quickly incorporate this feature in their apps with a few steps. Set up your app with the social networks you want to use, configure the Appery,io database by providing information you get from the social network, and use the Appery.io Social Login API in your app. We’ve spelled out all the details in this handy doc.

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Big Update: New Release Has Social Network Identity Integration and Much More

Posted: August 2nd, 2015Author:

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The new update has a lot of new features. These features include:

  • Social login and LDAP sign-on for apps
  • Offline capability in apps using the internal database or an external one
  • New Bootstrap and Ionic components
  • Outline page component view

Keep reading to learn more about what’s new in Appery.io.

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Tip: Build Your Own Team with Appery.io Collaboration

Posted: July 29th, 2015Author:

Icon for a tipCollaboration is a really powerful and convenient feature in Appery.io making it easy to develop and test mobile apps with your own team. Your team members can be anywhere, and you can all work and collaborate on the app at the same time. When using this feature, there are a number of standard roles right out of the box, such as Admin, Team Lead, Developer, and Tester, which can be assigned to your teammates. Each role contains specific default permissions for different resources, but these permissions can easily be reconfigured for any of the roles.

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The Hybrid vs. Native Question Answered: Appery & Ionic

Posted: July 23rd, 2015Author:

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The debate between developing hybrid vs. native apps has been going on for a long time, and while it’s sure to continue long into the future, the argument for the hybrid model is getting stronger every day.

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Tip: Quickly Manage App Data and Send Push Notifications from Customer Console

Posted: July 22nd, 2015Author:

Icon for a tipDo you need non-technical people or the app owner to manage app data and send push messages without the help of developers?  The Appery.io Customer Console allows you to manage app data (database) such as adding, editing and removing data. Any changes will be automatically reflected in the app. You can also send (and schedule) push notifications. All this can be done without involving developers or using the developer console.

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How to Build an App with Infinite Scroll

Posted: July 21st, 2015Author: and

One of the core benefits Appery.io platforms provides is the ability to customize any app with custom code. While the visual builder offers speed and simplicity, being able to write code, add 3rd party libraries gives you the flexibility you need to customize the app as much as you need. In this example we are going to show you how to build an app with infinite scroll feature — as you scroll down, list data will be automatically loaded.

You will create an app that loads a list of dog breads. As you scroll in the app, the data will be loaded automatically. The app looks like this:

App with infinite scroll

App with infinite scroll

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Come Chat with Us at #apperychat

Posted: July 16th, 2015Author:

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Appery’s Max Katz and Charles Cowens will be hosting a twitter chat for discussion about the #apperyio mobile app platform. We’ll be there to answer your questions, and we’ll have some questions for you, too.

  • Q1: What kind of things are you doing with Appery.io that you’d like to share?
  • Q2: What are the key improvements you’d like to see in the platform?
  • Q3: Do you prefer getting information through videos rather than text?

Come join us:

#apperychat
Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 9:30am Pacific time
Some links you can use: https://twitter.com/hashtag/apperychat
Some links you can use: http://tweetchat.com/room/apperychat

Tip: Expose a SQL Database via REST APIs Using API Express

Posted: July 15th, 2015Author:

Icon for a tipYou can make your existing SQL database RESTful via API Express in just minutes. By exposing your SQL database via REST APIs, you can quickly build a mobile app (or web app) that talks to the database. This is a very common requirement when building enterprise mobile apps. API Express is a very powerful tool, so we’ve created several guides to help you get started. You can watch the video, try the step-by-step tutorial or read more about API Express here.

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Learn about Appery.io Platform APIs: Database, Push, and Server Code

Posted: July 14th, 2015Author:

Over the last two weeks, the Appery.io team has updated a number of docs related to the Database, Server Code and Push Notifications APIs. The new format is more user-friendly, making it easier to read and find information. The overview docs and API reference are now separated. This post summarizes what Appery.io Backend Services APIs are available and how to use them.

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