Tip: Build Your Own Team with Appery.io Collaboration

Posted: July 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Tips | Tags:

Icon for a tipCollaboration 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.

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Tip: Quickly Manage App Data and Send Push Notifications from Customer Console

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

Icon for a tipDo 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.

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Tip: Expose a SQL Database via REST APIs Using API Express

Posted: July 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: API Express, Tips | Tags: ,

Icon for a tipYou 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.

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Tip: Using Native Device Features in AngularJS Apps

Posted: July 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: AngularJS, PhoneGap, Tips | Tags:

Icon for a tipThe 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.

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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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