Identity Integration for Mobile Apps: LDAP & Social Login

Posted: August 20th, 2015Author:

Most apps require a user to register and log in with credentials. Most often, the app requires that the user create a user/password that is specific to the app. This is a cumbersome process that requires the user to remember yet one more password. It’s also not very secure.

A much better approach is to enable the user to simply log in with existing credentials from another service that is trusted, like an LDAP directory in an enterprise or a social identity provider such as Facebook.

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Upcoming Changes to App Versioning

Posted: August 14th, 2015Author:


We told you about upcoming versioning changes in our July 2015 newsletter. We want to make sure everyone is aware of the upcoming changes so we are posting them on our blog as well. We want every plan to enjoy this feature, but, at the same time, we want to make sure platform resources are used optimally. To balance these two goals, we are introducing a limit to the number of versions for an app, a limit that will vary depending on your plan. This change will happen on September 7, 2015.

The following version limits will be used:

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Instantly Share Your Hybrid App for Running and Testing with Anyone

Posted: August 7th, 2015Author:

Being able to share an app with a customer, a colleague, or a friend so they can test and run an app is a core benefit in a mobile platform. Since the beginning, the platform has made it very simple to test and run you mobile app in the browser or as a hybrid app via the Mobile Tester app for iOS and for Android. With the tester app, you can run and test your hybrid app, including any native APIs, without having to install the app on a device each time.

We are happy to announce today that anyone can test and run your mobile app via the Tester app—even without an account. This means after installing the tester app, anyone can try your app!

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

Posted: August 2nd, 2015Author:


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

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How to Host Your HTML5 App

Posted: May 13th, 2015Author:

The 7 Pains of Developing Mobile Apps (and How to Solve Them)

Posted: March 18th, 2015Author:

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Our Head of Developer Relations, Max Katz, recently posted an article in App Development Marketplace describing seven pain points in mobile app development driven by an escalating demand for mobile apps:

Mobile apps are on a trajectory the likes of which have yet to be charted. Digi-Capital forecasts that by 2017, the mobile app market will reach $70 billion of global revenue, with non-game apps to double revenue share from 26% to 51%. This will be made possible by 2017’s expected 200 billion app downloads.

Although Max spends time detailing each pain point, in the end, he point out the path to pain-free development

Read the whole article in App Development Marketplace.


Top Mobile App Development Tools

Posted: March 11th, 2015Author:




There are a lot of tools out there for mobile app developers looking to maximize their time and skills while building an application, but the sheer number of them can be overwhelming. Our six favorite tools are PhoneGap, jQuery Mobile, AngularJS, Bootstrap, MongoDB, and V8 JavaScript Engine. Here’s how each tool can assist you in the development process.

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10 Reasons to Use to Build Your Next Mobile App

Posted: March 9th, 2015Author:

10 Reasons is the only cloud-based mobile platform with visual development tools and integrated backend services (MBaaS). With, you can very quickly build responsive web/HTML5 apps and mobile apps, complete with UI and backend logic or data. Here are just 10 of the many  reasons why our customers use for their mobile apps.

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Create an App with Database in Minutes with App Creator Express

Posted: March 4th, 2015Author:

Watch this 6-minute video on how to use App Creator Express to create a complete mobile app with database in minutes.

Upgrade: New AngularJS & Bootstrap Visual Builder and More

Posted: March 2nd, 2015Author: