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.
With Appery.io visual mapping editor, it’s very fast and simple to map data between the UI and REST API services:
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We know that developers love examples. One of the most requested example is how to build an app with barcode scanner and search the database. We created an app example that does exactly that.
Selecting a date via a Datepicker component and querying a database by date is one of the most common tasks a mobile app will do. With Appery.io’s out-of-the-box cloud database and auto-generated APIs, querying the database is fast and simple.
Wondering how to access your SQL database from a mobile app? We’ve got the answer. API Express, recently released by Appery.io, can make your existing SQL database RESTful in minutes, allowing you to perform CRUD operations from any external source, whether it’s a mobile app or a web page.
This 5-minute video shows how to create a simple, yet real mobile app that talks to an API backend.
Video: Building Enterprise Mobile Apps Fast with the Orchestrate Database and Appery.io Development PlatformPosted: September 15th, 2014 | Author: Max Katz | Filed under: API, Database, Events, Partner, Video, Webinar | Tags: API, Database, events, Video, webinar
Gone are the days when you could afford to take months to build an enterprise mobile app. In today’s fast market, you need to be able to prototype the app in a few days (or even hours), release the first version in a few weeks, get feedback, fix bugs, release the second version. Repeat.
To help you meet this challenge, Appery.io and Orchestrate have collaborated to create this step-by-step tutorial on just how fast you can build a real mobile app. The app is built in the Appery.io visual development platform, connected to an Orchestrate database via REST APIs, tested, and deployed. (If you’re new to Appery.io you can start with the Building your first mobile app tutorial.)
In addition, Appery.io and Orchestrate will hold a joint webinar titled “Building Enterprise Mobile Apps Fast with the Orchestrate Database and Appery.io Development Platform” covering this material on September 11 at 10:00am Pacific time. Register now!
This video shows how to build a mobile Todo app in Appery.io with cloud database and deploy the app to BitBalloon.com – a very nice and easy to use HTML5 hosting service.
Appery.io Updates its New HTML5 App Builder with Windows 8 Support, plus jQuery Mobile 1.2, PhoneGap 2.2, and Push NotificationsPosted: December 19th, 2012 | Author: Max Katz | Filed under: API, Database, jQuery Mobile, New release, PhoneGap, Tutorials, Windows Phone | Tags: Database, jQuery Mobile, PhoneGap, release, tutorials, Windows 8
Windows 8 Support
Appery.io new HTML5 app builder has been the default builder for the past couple of weeks and we continue to update it with new features. One such feature is new Windows 8 support. In addition to jQuery Mobile/PhoneGap apps, you can now build Windows 8 apps with native support such as Snap View, Search Charm, Share Charm, and Live Tile.
To create a new Windows 8 app, click the “More create options” link from the Apps page and then select Windows 8 App as the app type. Try our Windows 8 app tutorial.
jQuery Mobile 1.2
We also upgraded to a much better jQuery Mobile version 1.2.
We also upgraded PhoneGap to version 2.2. This means Appery.io cloud build has also been upgraded to PhoneGap 1.2:
If you use Appery.io Mobile App Tester for Android – go and grab an update so it also uses the latest PhoneGap version.
A long requested feature – Push Notifications feature has been added to Appery.io Backend Services.
Want to try it? Try our new Push tutorial.
New Tutorial: Building a ToDo App with Appery.io Backend Services
Build this app and learn how the app builder is fully integrated with backend services.