Tip: Save Snapshots of Your App Easily

Posted: July 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Tips | Tags:

Icon for a tipSaving a version of your app to revert back to, if necessary, before you make significant changes is a good (anxiety-reducing) practice. Appery.io provides a convenient way to make snapshots of your app. Just use the Versions feature. You only need to type in an informative note like “Changing the authentication mechanism” and then click “New Version”.  Using this, you can painlessly revert any changes you made.

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Tip: Take Advantage of Bootstrap Themes inside Appery.io

Posted: June 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: AngularJS, Bootstrap, Frameworks, Tips | Tags:

Icon for a tipThere is a rich assortment of themes available for the Bootstrap UI framework. By adding one or more of them, you can quickly change your Bootstrap-based app’s appearance and add cool animation effects! Luckily, adding these themes to your Bootstrap projects in Appery.io is really easy.

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Tip: Easily Create jQuery Mobile Themes for Use in Appery.io

Posted: May 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Tips | Tags:

Icon for a tipjQuery Mobile has an amazing “themeroller” for creating custom themes. Because of the openness of Appery.io, you can easily develop an incredible theme with this outside tool and then just import it into Appery.io.

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Tip: Need a Map in Your App? Just Use Our Ready-to-Go Component

Posted: April 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Tips | Tags:

Icon for a tipAppery.io provides a Google Maps component. It’s easy to add into your app: simply drag it on the page and configure it via the properties panel like any other UI component. Then, use the Google Maps API on the component via JavaScript to show directions, place markers, add layers (such as the traffic layer), retrieve user location via Geolocation, etc.

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Tip: Use Secure Proxy to Secure Sensitive Data by Keeping It on the Server

Posted: April 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Tips | Tags:

Icon for a tipAppery.io Proxy can be used for testing in desktop browsers to avoid cross-domain security problems. The proxy reroutes requests to services, so cross-domain security isn’t triggered. But, there’s more! You can use an advanced option in this feature to protect your secret keys, credentials, etc. from being accessed by app users.

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Tip: Use the Breadcrumb to Navigate within Screens in the Builder

Posted: April 6th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Tips | Tags:

Icon for a tipThe breadcrumb represents the sequence of components containing components leading up to the currently selected component in the screen you’re working on in the App Builder (for example, “outermost component name > name of component inside the outermost component > name of the component you’ve selected that’s inside this component inside the outermost component“). It’s displayed above the screen. When you select the name of any listed component in the breadcrumb, that component becomes the selected component. As you can imagine, this is a very useful feature for working within complex screens.

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Tip: Add File Uploading to Your App Instantly with an Appery.io Plug-in

Posted: March 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Tips | Tags:

Icon for a tipTwo common ways to upload files in Appery.io apps are via the browser’s FormData API and via the Cordova file-transfer plug-in. To make it really easy to add file upload to your app, we package the “wiring” for both methods in a standard Appery.io plug-in. Once you load the plug-in, you can choose which method to use.

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Tip: Add Multi-language Support to Your Appery.io App in a Snap

Posted: March 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Tips | Tags:

Icon for a tipNeed to make your app’s UI available in different languages? Sounds hard? It isn’t. Just use the i18n JavaScript library. With Appery.io’s open architecture, you can easily add it in to your app; with Appery.io’s deep documentation, we can show you exactly how easy it is to incorporate i18n with Appery.io.

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Extending the Google Map Component with Custom JavaScript

Posted: April 5th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Articles | Tags: , , ,

You can extend the functionality of any Appery.io component by adding custom JavaScript. Today, we’ll see how the Google Map component in Appery.io can be used to display driving directions both visually and as text.

With the help of the Google Directions service, we’ll create a mobile page similar to the directions example listed on the examples page for the Google Maps API. Read the rest of this entry »


Manipulating Appery.io Components with jQuery Mobile

Posted: March 28th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Articles | Tags: , ,

Do you know how to take advantage of custom JavaScript when working with Appery.io visual components? You can easily access any Appery.io component in JavaScript via the Appery.io JavaScript API and manipulate it with the jQuery Mobile API. Here is an example of how to dynamically add items to a list using JavaScript. Read the rest of this entry »