Adding Live In-App Customer Service With Bright Pattern Mobile API Plug-in

Posted: May 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: API, JavaScript, Partner, Plug-in, Tutorials | Tags: , , ,

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Appery.io and Bright Pattern have partnered to improve the simplicity of implementing live in-app customer service for enterprises and their customers. The partnership’s result is a plug-in for the Appery.io platform that helps companies to quickly add contact center functionality to their mobile apps. Read the rest of this entry »


Video: Using Native Device Features in Cross-Platform Apps

Posted: May 5th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Events, PhoneGap, Plug-in, Video, Webinar | Tags: , , , ,

If you missed our webinar, watch this recording to learn how to use Cordova APIs in a mobile app. The webinar shows:

  • Building a hybrid app in Appery.io
  • Using Apache Cordova APIs:
    • Alert
    • Geolocation
    • Barcode scanner
    • Camera
    • FileTransfer –  use plugin for quick file upload to Appery.io database
  • Fast testing with Appery.io Tester app

Check out many other videos on the Appery.io YouTube channel.


Easily Add Secure Payments to Your Mobile App

Posted: April 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Plug-in, Server Code, Tutorials | Tags: ,

The ability to quickly add payments to a mobile app is frequently requested by users. Today, we’re happy to announce an update to our existing PayPal plug-in that lets you quickly and conveniently add secure payments into an app.

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Try the New User Login/Registration App Example

Posted: April 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Plug-in | Tags:

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User login/registration is one of the most common features in a mobile app. With Appery.io Database’s built-in user management feature, adding a login and registration capability to an app is very fast and simple. We know that developers love examples and so we created an app example available in the Builder that shows how to add this functionality in an app, so it’s even faster.

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Uploading Files to the Appery.io Database via a Plug-in

Posted: March 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Plug-in, Tutorials | Tags:

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Mobile developers often face the need to upload binary files, such as images, to the database. For example, this could happen in an app like Instagram, where a user takes photos with the device’s camera and then publishes it to their followers. Of course, all the data — including images — should be stored in the database, so the user can sign in from any device and see his or or her feed.

Another possible case for uploading images is sending an MMS (multimedia message) from your app, which can be done via the Twilio API. Twilio accepts a direct URL to an image. A user takes a picture with the device and uploads it to the Appery.io database. Then, a direct image URL is passed to the Twilio API.

In Appery.io, there are three ways to upload files to the database :

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OAuth 2 Template: Plug-in for OAuth Authentication by Appery.io

Posted: January 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Plug-in, Tutorials | Tags: , , ,

OAuth 2.0 protocol is now the most popular authentication protocol for apps. By using OAuth protocol, you can securely authenticate with a variety of popular services what will increase app functionality and cover a much larger target audience.

The Appery.io App Builder has a large number of useful and convenient mobile development tools for rapidly creating Android, iOS and Windows Phone apps. Today we are glad to present another feature that significantly helps with the OAuth 2.0 authentication routine – the OAuth 2 Template plugin.

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

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: API, Articles, Events, Features, Partner, Plug-in | Tags: , , , , , ,

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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.
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Build a multi-language app in Appery.io

Posted: March 12th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: jQuery Mobile, Plug-in | Tags: ,

An app that has multi-language support is always better than the same app that supports just one language.  Appery.io app can be easily upgraded with multi-language support by using the i18next plug-in. This post will show you how to do it.

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There are few steps to add the multi-language support:

  1. Download i18next.js from the i18next web-site and upload it to WEB_RESOURCES folder in Appery.io app builder.
  2. Create folder structure that corresponds to i18next structure and upload translation files in JSON format:
    i18n_translation_files
  3. UI components that should be translated must be marked with special attributes: data-i18n, and data-i18n-target. Read more about it in our detailed tutorial.
  4. Initialize the plug-in via JavaScript specifying needed options as initialize language (can be retrieved from the browser or device language) and fallback language. Fallback language is very handy feature and it’s define what language should be used in case of missing language or translation.

Downloading of translation files will take some time on initial app start up. There is no need to create any preloaders as all the files will be loaded automatically. It’s a good idea to use launch images to show that the app launching/loading. Once the translation files are loaded, properly marked components will be automatically translated accordingly to the initialized language.

To build an app with multi-language support, try the multi-language tutorial and read the i18next documentation.


Appery.io + Salesforce: The Tools to Build Enterprise Mobile Apps Fast

Posted: August 1st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: API, Plug-in | Tags: ,

We just made it incredibly easy and fast to build enterprise mobile apps connected to Salesforce API with the Salesforce Mobile Pack for Appery.io. Appery.io has two plug-ins that make it super easy to connect to Salesforce:

  • Salesforce OAuth API – this plug-is includes everything you need to connect to the Salesforce API via OAuth 2. Examples include Salesforce API, SOQL, and Chatter API
  • Salesforce Contacts API Sample App – this plug-in includes the OAuth 2 implementation plus a Contacts sample app. The mobile web app allows you to view, edit and create new contacts on Salesforce using the REST API.

A step by step tutorial shows how to import and use the plug-ins.

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Adding Salesforce plug-in

The Salesforce Contacts API Sample App has a complete app that allows to view and edit contacts in your Salesforce account. Use this app to learn how to use Salesforce API or as a starting for your app.

The Salesforce OAuth API has everything you need to get started. It includes a number of examples to get you started: using Salesforce API, using SOQL, and use Chatter API.

The Appery.io drag and drop visual app builder makes it incredibly easy to build or modify the app UI. You simply drag and drop components into the phone area. For example, editing the edit contact page from Contacts app:

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Visual drag and drop editor

You are not limited to what the plug-in provides. You can build any app UI using the visual editor and connect to any Salesforce APIs. Here is an example defining a service that connects to Salesforce:

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Salesforce API

Our guide shows in detail how to setup any Salesforce API service.

By combining the power of Salesforce and Appery.io dev. tools – we just made it super easy to build enterprise mobile apps entirely in the cloud. Visit https://appery.io/saleforce for a special promo code for Salesforce developers.

 

Originally posted on Maxa blog. 


Read News, Get Information about the Latest Music, Movie, and Book Reviews with the USA Today API Plug-in

Posted: April 24th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: API, Plug-in | Tags: ,

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Our new USA Today API Plug-in allows you to read news from different categories offered by USA Today and get information about the latest music, movie, and book reviews. Also, you can find top salaries for different sports leagues. Read the rest of this entry »