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.
jQuery 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.
Appery.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.
The 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.
Two 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.