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.
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.