We’ve added a new Twitter Login plug-in that allows users to log in to your Appery.io application with Twitter credentials. Check out our new tutorial to learn how to install the plug-in to your web or mobile app.
Appery.io allows developers to create apps that support sign in with Apple ID. To add this feature to your application, you simply need to install and configure our new Login with Apple plug-in.
Autumn has come and we have new updates for our platform! In this release, we focused our efforts on new Ionic 4 features.
Ionic 4 Range Component
Ionic 4 Modal Window
We have added a no-code option for opening modals in Ionic 4, similar to navigate to page action. Now you can pass values and parameters to certain variables on modal close and open.
Ionic 4 Switching Checked State
To make app development faster, we changed the checked state of the following Ionic 4 components:
Now the states of these components are updated at every mapping invocation.
Bugs (Less of Them)
No update is complete without bug fixes. So, yes, we fixed many large and small bugs to make the platform better.
Keep in Touch
If you run into any hiccups with this release, please reach out to us via the forum or by sending us an email. (To send us an email, sign in to the platform and click the Get Help link at the top.)
Our developers are always happy to help you with your application. Thank you for your business, and we hope you enjoy these new improvements to our platform.
In this release, launching this weekend, we have a lot of good news for you about these topics:
- Toggle component
- Chart component
- Emails from Server Code
- Datetime component
- API Express backups
So, without further ado, let’s look at each in more detail.
Ionic 4 Toggle component added
We continue to improve the Ionic 4 framework in our platform. Now we have added a new component, Toggle. If you don’t know, toggles change the state of a single option. They can be switched on or off by pressing or swiping them. Please check:
Chart component updated
Font handling improved
We have added the ability to set the default font in App Settings. It is applied in the Visual Editor to have the same font displaying as the Preview and can be reset just like the icon.
Feature to send emails from Server Code added
Datetime component improved
Now, using the Datetime component, the user can enter hours and minutes into the database without adding the TSC code.
CurrentItem options added
Developers can now update and delete currentItem from an array.
API Express project backup upgraded
Security providers will now be added when you export an API Express project.
What update goes without fixing bugs? So yes, we fixed a large number of big and small bugs to make the platform better.
The Appery.io Team has released the new version of our Visual Editor — Ionic 4 with support of all our Low Code features including Drag and Drop, Data Mapping, Event Panel, and more.
Join Head of Development at Appery.io, Alexander Antsypov, as he demonstrates how to leverage all the power of Appery.io to build and ship cross-platform apps.
When: Wednesday, May 21th at 9 a.m. CST
Questions we’ll answer during the webinar:
* What is a low code development approach
* How Appery.io works
* How to get started building your first Ionic 4 app, including a live demo
* How to link database and your mobile application
* Plus, a bonus Q&A with the Head of Development of Appery.io, Alexander Antsypov
New Ionic 4 tutorials and guides are out! They focus on the most in-demand features of Ionic 4 like push notifications and linking Appery.io projects to databases of different types, so these should be of great interest to our user community.
Check out these six resources:
- Ionic 4 Todo List Tutorial
- Working with Appery.io Database and Server Code
- Ionic 4 File Upload App Using Cordova Plug-ins
- Ionic 4 Two-factor Authentication
- Push Notifications for Ionic 4 Apps
- Creating a Development Environment for Ionic 4 Projects
Ionic 4 Todo List Tutorial
First on the list is an easy-to-follow and very detailed Ionic 4 Todo List Tutorial explaining how to build a mobile app that displays a list of data from a cloud database and communicates with the database via a REST API. (A nice name for a to-do-tutorial, don’t you think?) What’s really useful for those only starting their Appery.io experience is that this tutorial shows how to create an Appery.io database from scratch and integrate the database service into the project.
As a bonus feature, new users can also just follow the tutorial to create the app from a ready-to-go backup.
Working with Appery.io Database and Server Code
In yet another detailed guide, Working with Appery.io Database and Server Code, we show you how to work with the Appery.io NoSQL Database using Server Code scripts. This will be welcomed by more advanced users, but should also not be too difficult for those who have just joined Appery.io. You will learn how to access the database and perform all the basic CRUD operations on the data stored: creating, reading, editing, and deleting with the Server Code Collection API.
Ionic 4 File Upload App Using Cordova Plug-ins
Another tutorial describes how to create an Ionic 4 app that can upload files from the device to Firebase project storage using several Cordova plug-ins: Ionic 4 File Upload App Using Cordova Plug-ins.
Ionic 4 Two-factor Authentication
The next guide, a two-part guide, Ionic 4 Two-factor Authentication, will walk you through the process of adding two-factor authentication using Twilio and a user registration feature with phone binding to your Appery.io app. In the first part, you will learn how to add a user registration feature with phone binding. In the second part, you will learn how to automatically read verification codes on Android devices.
Push Notifications for Ionic 4 Apps
The following quickstart tutorial will undoubtedly be very popular as it describes how to set up sending push notifications for Ionic 4 projects: Push Notifications for Ionic 4 App.
Creating a Development Environment for Ionic 4 Projects
And, last but not least, here’s the expert-level document that demonstrates how to create a development environment to be used for debugging the changes you have made for your app’s next release without interfering with the the app version in production: Creating Development Environment for Ionic 4 projects.
The May release for Appery.io mobile app platform is coming this weekend. The main new additions are:
- Default Proxy
- Ionic 4 DateTime component
Our current implementation only allows calling REST services via the API Express service. Many users find this feature to be convenient. But, not all user do.
Starting with this release, you will be able to connect your REST APIs via proxy. We had such a feature a long time ago, but now we are reintroducing it—this time much faster and even more stable.
Ionic 4 DateTime Component
We are constantly improving on our most advanced framework, Ionic 4. In this release, we are adding the DateTime component:
DateTime presents a picker interface at the bottom of a page, making it easy for users to select dates and times.
We work hard every day on bug fixes, many of which are rolled into this release. We are really happy to have you using Appery.io, so we want to make the platform the smoothest, most comfortable, most reliable place to work in possible.
In today’s time of unprecedented troubles and uncertainty we are happy to be able to give some bit of satisfaction to the Appery.io community: a bunch of new Ionic 4 tutorials have arrived so that you can immerse yourself in a new level of programming and be more optimistic about your future.
Over time we have been working hard to document Appery.io Ionic 4 components as thoroughly as possible. This documentation will help you understand better how the Ionic 4 app UI can be managed in the best possible way for your particular project.
App Template Tutorial
If you are only starting on your Appery.io programming journey, you will definitely find our pre-defined Ionic 4 app templates useful. To get oriented on this topic review: Ionic 4 App Templates.
Cordova Plug-in Tutorials
We have also published several easy-to-follow tutorials that demonstrate the effective use of Cordova plug-ins in Appery.io Ionic 4 projects:
More Sample App Tutorials
These tutorials describe how to develop some cool Ionic 4 apps:
- App where you can use the Camera service to run a camera on your device, take a photo, preview this photo in the image component on screen, and then upload it to a database
Just take a look at how intriguing these examples are as you work through them!
Note: Most of the tutorials come with app backups that make the tutorials easier to go through.
We hope this “to-do list” of Appery.io tutorials will help you get through these trying times and make your #StayAtHome times less burdensome and as efficient and pleasant as possible.
Stay with us and hope for better times soon!
Our March platform update rolled out on March 1. We continue to focus our main efforts on the most advanced Appery.io framework, Ionic 4. We have already added plenty of Ionic 4 tutorials for it (for example, making a todo list app, using Google maps, working with the ngx-translate library, and adding file uploading). Now we are going to add new components. Just take a look at the new palette:
Checkboxes allow the selection of multiple options from a set of options. Of course, you know this. And now the corresponding component is available for Ionic 4!
You have to agree that it is much easier to create different forms (like login and signup forms) with a special component.
The link component is used for navigating to a specified link. Similar to the browser’s anchor tag, it can accept an href for the location and a direction for the transition animation.
Now you can add and display any type of chart from the popular chartjs library by just clicking one button!
We have simplified working with some Cordova plug-ins (Camera, Push), added the capability to quickly delete Server Code folders with content, and added the “File” type for an Input component.
This time we are happy to offer a new tutorial that describes step-by-step how to create an Ionic 4 app in which a login form with validation is used.
Prebuilt App Option
For this tutorial, we have added an option for you to explore a finished app before following the tutorial steps. To do this, first, download this backup file for the project. Then, click Create new app in the platform. Finish up with these steps:
- Select From backup
- Select the project backup file on your drive
- Type in the app name
- Click Create
Building from Scratch
However, if you just want to follow the tutorial to build the app from scratch, it’ll be quite easy. The tutorial includes many screenshots and detailed explanations to keep you from getting lost in the twists and turns of development.
And of course, stay tuned! We are working on adding even more Ionic 4 tutorials!