Want to learn how to deal with low-code app development pitfalls?

Have you ever wondered what low-code app development pitfalls might get in the way of your product becoming successful? And what can be done to avoid them? Actually, it would be true to say that most, if not all of low-code developers have.

Well, some good news is that you can now find some of the answers to such questions in a new brand-neutral, yet highly informative article from two Appery.io people: Eldar Chernitsky,  head of product at Appery.io, and Alexander Ancipov,  head of development at Appery.io.

Please follow the link to read the post “3 major low-code app development pitfalls and how to avoid them” published by Software Development Times, a leading monthly magazine for Software and Development Managers, DevOps teams, Test & QA professionals, and CIO’s.

Four Questions to Ask before Hiring a Mobile App Development Company

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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Students Learn Important Technology Skills and How to Build Mobile Apps

“I must say thank you to Appery.io,” said Charles Fergins, a High School educator and graduate student in Southern California. “Teaching application development has been tough, but also very rewarding, and is something that could not have been done without the team at Appery.io.”

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Appery.io and Auth0 Join Forces To Simplify Mobile App Development With Identity Management


Building mobile apps with identity management wasn’t simple, until now. Auth0, a cloud service that eliminates the friction of identity for your app, and Appery.io, the only cloud platform with visual development tools and integrated backend services, are collaborating to make this happen. With the jointly created Appery.io Auth0 plugin, you can simplify identity management integration for your app, and this post will show you how.

Appery.io Platform

Appery.io is the only cloud-based platform with visual development tools and integrated backend services. Appery.io provides a powerful visual environment to build HTML5 and hybrid mobile apps connected to any API.

The Appery.io platform provides the following core features:

  • Build HTML5 mobile apps and hybrid apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.
  • Drag and drop visual app builder for quickly building the app UI, with Source view for customizing the UI with any code.
  • Connect to any cloud API service, and bind the service to the page via a visual binding editor.
  • Integrated backend services that include: cloud database, push notifications, and server code.
  • HTML5 app hosting.
  • Fast testing in-browser, and on device via Appery.io Mobile Tester app.
  • Collection of plugins that provide fast integration with popular API providers.

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Mobile is Causing a Shift in the Enterprise

CIO Magazine recently wrote a thought-provoking article about the power shift in the enterprise between IT and the Lines of Business (LOB) when it comes to mobile and I’d like to provide our perspective. The editor used the news of our partnership with Salesforce.com (see page 2 of article) to show evidence that mobile development, traditionally an IT function, is moving to the LOBs.  As you may have heard, Salesforce.com launched the “Mobile Pack for Appery.io” and positioned it as a way to reach out to a much broader base of developers, including business users, to innovate on the on the Salesforce Platform.  We’re quite excited about this partnership and believe there is a very large opportunity to enable developers in the LOBs to innovate. Read the rest of this entry »

Creating Mobile Apps With Appery.io For KidSenz


Guest Post by Ambika Pajjuri from KidSenz

Hello fellow Appery.io developers.  I am founder of KidSenz, a company that delivers news videos and blogs in a kid safe environment, and wanted to share my experience with Appery.io

I was looking for a product that let me bring my app to life fast and in the most cost effective way. Instead of learning native programming languages and environments, I wanted to use HTML5. The idea was to build a Beta product as soon as possible to help figure out what works and doesn’t so we could pivot and iterate fast, before launching into production.

I tried a few tools including Sencha, Brightcove and Appery.io that enable the use of HTML5 for mobile app development.  As a novice to mobile apps, I found Appery.io to be the easiest and most user friendly development environment.

The features I found very useful include:

  • Appery.io drag and drop, re-size, element nesting capabilities and built-in defaults  significantly reduced the learning curve so I could focus on the business problem.
  • I didn’t have to deal with the CSS since it was generated.  This enabled me to focus on creating a good app rather than the code behind the scenes.
  • Appery.io provides out of the box support to attach to various backend options such as SendGrid, Twilio, Parse, AT&T, and Singly via REST API – this is in addition to support for their own database.
  • Support for custom Javascripting and HTML that makes it easy to add functions when out of the box support does not exist.
  • Automated generation of the iOS/Andriod/Windows apps to get them to the app-store/marketplace with Phonegap
  • Easy to use test and demo environment
  • Access to the native capabilities via Phonegap – I have not used this capability so far.
  • Cloud based development and backup

The KidSenz app I created delivers a number of educational videos in various categories along with associated blogs and a simple quiz (more details when we launch since we are currently in Beta trials).

Working with Appery.io has been a great experience.  The documentation has been good with plenty of examples. What I like best is the availability of examples to work with various backends. Last but not the least, support from Appery.io has been outstanding. They respond quickly to issues and helped ease qualms about working with a cloud based system.

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Eliminating Flickering When Navigating Between Pages

Earlier we blogged on how to eliminate flickering on Android when navigating between pages. This is a follow up post with additional tips.

There are plenty of different questions/solutions on how to resolve the flickering problem. We think the following is a pretty good general solution.

In the original post we mention Android but have heard since then that it also happens on iOS devices.

To resovle the flickering problem, add this JavaScript to your app (Project > Create New > JavaScript):

$.mobile.defaultPageTransition = 'none';
$.mobile.defaultDialogTransition = 'none';

Just in case you need to target a specific OS, you can modify the code like this (shown for Android):

if (navigator.userAgent.indexOf("Android") != -1) {
   $.mobile.defaultPageTransition = 'none';
   $.mobile.defaultDialogTransition = 'none';

Once you add this code, you need to use only the Default transition for navigation. If you use any other transition effect, you will get back the flickering.

The next thing you can try is to hide the Ajax loader (shown on service invocation and page transitions). Project > Create New > CSS and enter this code:

#ajaxBusy {display: none !important;}

This should make transitions even smoother.

Lastly, you can also try what jQuery Mobile team suggests (see Important section in yellow).

Let us know if these workarounds work for you.

Developer Revenues: The Dilemma and the Opportunity of In-app Purchase and Carrier Billing

Appery.io – WebHostingSearch Best Mobile App Builder for 2012

Written by WebHostingSearch.com Team

Web Hosting Search - 2012 Best Mobile App Builder

Mobile devices are now more powerful than what the industry offered before. It can now be used as an alternative to your desktop, offering almost the same amount of functions. You can bring your mobile devices wherever you go as long as you have the applications that can solve your problems. With this, the demand for apps constantly grows and as this happens, cloud services make the management of infrastructure easier for the users making it more attractive for them. Cloud based applications continuously capture the interest of the market.

While it seems complicated to build a cloud based mobile app, Appery.io, a service that captured our interest with their previous web prototype builder, now offers the easiest and fastest way to create mobile app for HTML5.

Appery.io is an easy-to-use builder as it does not require installation and easily connect to any cloud services using REST. An interesting builder that is loved by many professional developers and beginners because of the support and helpful tutorials it provides. It also lets developers use REST API for their apps and build a beautiful mobile UI.

Appery.io offers an easy way to export your app to mobile web and the app source code. Last month, Appery.io announced that SendGrid is now available as API Plugin for their app builder. You can send outgoing messages from your mobile app using this plugin.

Web Hosting Search team is proud to announce that Appery.io becomes part of our list of Best Mobile App Builder in our directory. WebHostingSearch.com was established year 2000 and started looking for recommended tools since 2008. The inclusion of Appery.io was based on the number of suggestions from our web development team and community.

“Welcome to our community!” –WHS Team