Slowness is the ultimate user experience killer for apps. A good way to make your apps faster is to boost screen loading speed. “Minification” helps this by removing all unnecessary characters from screen code without changing the functionality. You can easily add minification to your AngularJS apps in Appery.io with the Grunt JS Task Runner. Then, you can easily customize the minification process through configuration or by adding third-party modules.
With the Appery.io Mobile Tester App, (available for iOS or Android) anyone can test and run your mobile app as if it had been installed as a binary for their platform. The person you want to share with doesn’t even need an Appery.io account! Just ask the person you are going to share the app with to install the Appery.io Tester app (iOS or Android). Then, generate a code on the app page in Appery.io and send it to this person. When this code is entered into the tester app, your app gets loaded and launched on the device.
If you are developing a mobile app, you’re likely to need some kind of a menu to easily show when needed and to hide otherwise for conserving screen space. There is a really cool native-like Ionic component to do this that is available out-of-the-box in Appery.io. Simply turn it on by toggling the
Is Enabled option and adjust for your needs. Then, in the app, swipe the content left or right to open this side menu.
Most mobile apps include user registration and login, but most users don’t want to remember yet another password. One way of easing this burden is to allow signing in via a social network (via OAuth). Now, Appery.io developers can quickly incorporate this feature in their apps with a few steps. Set up your app with the social networks you want to use, configure the Appery,io database by providing information you get from the social network, and use the Appery.io Social Login API in your app. We’ve spelled out all the details in this handy doc.
Collaboration is a really powerful and convenient feature in Appery.io making it easy to develop and test mobile apps with your own team. Your team members can be anywhere, and you can all work and collaborate on the app at the same time. When using this feature, there are a number of standard roles right out of the box, such as Admin, Team Lead, Developer, and Tester, which can be assigned to your teammates. Each role contains specific default permissions for different resources, but these permissions can easily be reconfigured for any of the roles.
Do you need non-technical people or the app owner to manage app data and send push messages without the help of developers? The Appery.io Customer Console allows you to manage app data (database) such as adding, editing and removing data. Any changes will be automatically reflected in the app. You can also send (and schedule) push notifications. All this can be done without involving developers or using the developer console.
You can make your existing SQL database RESTful via API Express in just minutes. By exposing your SQL database via REST APIs, you can quickly build a mobile app (or web app) that talks to the database. This is a very common requirement when building enterprise mobile apps. API Express is a very powerful tool, so we’ve created several guides to help you get started. You can watch the video, try the step-by-step tutorial or read more about API Express here.
The benefits are obvious for using native device features like geolocation and the camera. When you build your AngularJS (Ionic or Bootstrap) app with Appery.io, you can easily take advantage of these features. You import the services to access these features via plug-ins. Just go to
CREATE NEW > From Plug-in and select the service you want to use. There are tutorials available for the plug-ins, so check them out if you’re feeling lost.
Saving 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.
There 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.