How to Use Geolocation in Your Mobile App

Posted: May 30th, 2017Author:

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Geolocation is one of the most widely used APIs in mobile apps today. From weather to Uber and Lyft, the device location is crucial information and many APIs use it to determine what services and products are available in a given location. When building a mobile app in Appery.io, using the Geolocation API is simple. Apache Cordova library is built-in in every new Appery.io app. Invoking Geolocation will return the latitude, longitude (and other) information which can then be passed to any REST API. The following two short videos show how to use and invoke Geolocation in an Ionic and jQuery Mobile apps:

Looking for more videos like that? Check out our YouTube channel for many more videos.

How to Expose a SOAP Service as a REST API

Posted: May 18th, 2017Author:

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Appery.io API Express make it fast and simple to connect to an enterprise data source and expose it via a REST API. With API Express you can quickly create an API for:

  • A relational database
  • A WSDL service (SOAP)
  • An existing REST API

In this tutorial, I’m going to show how to expose an existing WSDL service as a REST API and then build a mobile app using the API.

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PayPal Secure Payments for Your Ionic & AngularJS App

Posted: December 18th, 2015Author:

paypal_logoPayPal API is one of the most popular Appery.io plug-ins, and now it’s also available for Ionic & AngularJS!

Our users have frequently requested the ability to add payments to their Ionic & AngularJS mobile apps more quickly, for example, to create an online shop. Now, with the help of this plug-in, you could build an online shop (for instance) to be used by your Ionic & AngularJS app really easily.

A few notes about the security implemented in this app:

  • Authentication with PayPal occurs via a Server Code script. It takes your PayPal app credentials and sends XHR to PayPal. The token is stored to the database.
  • By using the Secure Proxy feature, the actual token value will be substituted on the server side. This way any PayPal API can be triggered.
  • Because of the server-based authentication, sensitive data such as the client secret or token value will never be shown in the app, which eliminates the possibility of theft.

Finally, a few, more general, notes:

  • The flow implemented in this plug-in is similar to PayPal’s flow.
  • We have a PayPal API plug-in tutorial here. Check it out to configure the plug-in.
  • The plug-in is configured for a test environment, so use the PayPal guide too see what you need to do when going live.

Quickly Visualize Enterprise Data with the New Chart Plugin

Posted: October 1st, 2015Author:

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From talking with developers who are building business and enterprise apps, we’ve heard that displaying data visually with charts is one of the highest priority requirements. To make it easy to visualize data, Appery.io has introduced a lightweight plugin that has everything you need to add pretty and inform-dense charts to your mobile app.

In this post we’ll show you how to do exactly that.

The Appery.io Charts plugin is available for AngularJS types of apps – both Ionic and Bootstrap. It’s built on the popular Chart.js library and consists of two JavaScript and one CSS asset. It can be added to your app the same as any other Appery.io plugin:

  1. Open your Appery.io app and go to CREATE NEW > From plugin.
  2. Choose Appery.io Charts and click Import selected plugins.
  3. All the assets and the charts page will be added to your app.

Now you can go to Project > Routing and set the Default route for charts page to make this the initial page for your app.

There are three type of charts implemented in this plugin – Line, Bar and Radar. Switch them and see the animation by clicking the appropriate buttons.

Chart.js supports many other chart types, you can learn about the other charts here.

In this plugin, charts are displayed based on the data stored locally, in the scope variable. However, you may want to use a database as the data source for your charts. It will take less than a minute to configure the plugin in this way. Read the plugin documentation to see how.

Hopefully you will find this easy-to-use plugin useful. If you have any suggestions on how to make it better – feel free to contact us!

Display Images from a Cloud Database Using Generated REST APIs

Posted: September 15th, 2015Author:

UI-image-componentIn this post you are going to learn how to access images uploaded to a cloud database via REST APIs and display the images in the app. This is the second post about working with images. You can read the first post here:

Quickly Upload, Display, and Customize Images from the Database with the Built-in Files Collection.

Let’s say you have a list of images, icons, or avatars that you have uploaded to a database. Maybe you are building a contacts app and would like to display employee head shot or just a list of products. Now you would like to display them in your app. In this tutorial we are going to show you how to do that — it’s fast and simple.

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How to Use Google Maps in an AngularJS App

Posted: August 11th, 2015Author:

Like standard UI elements, such as buttons, input and text areas, the Appery.io App Builder also provides a convenient and ready-to-use Google Maps component for your AngularJS apps. This component contains a large set of visually configurable properties and entities like markers and windows.

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There is a lot of help available for you to get the most out of this component. We’ve got detailed guides, a modularly organized tutorial, and our always helpful support team.

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Building a Native App with Ionic, AngularJS, and Appery.io

Posted: August 6th, 2015Author:

For years, developers had to make a choice: build a single hybrid app with a so-so user experience, or build a native app for each platform with a great user experience. Developers don’t have to make this choice anymore. By integrating the Ionic SDK into Appery.io, developers can build enterprise HTML5/hybrid apps on a single code base that offer a native experience across all platforms. The Appery.io platform’s visual tooling lowers the skills barrier, empowering a broader base of developers and business analysts to create effective and intuitive mobile applications.

In this tutorial, you will use the Appery.io platform to build a mobile app. The tool set includes:

  • Ionic – native-like UI components
  • AngularJS – UI logic/binding
  • Appery.io App Builder – cloud-based drag and drop designer
  • Appery.io Backend Services – API backend for the app

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How To Send Twilio SMS From Your Mobile App

Posted: May 11th, 2015Author:

Adding Live In-App Customer Service With Bright Pattern Mobile API Plug-in

Posted: May 7th, 2015Author:

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Appery.io and Bright Pattern have partnered to improve the simplicity of implementing live in-app customer service for enterprises and their customers. The partnership’s result is a plug-in for the Appery.io platform that helps companies to quickly add contact center functionality to their mobile apps. Read the rest of this entry »

Easily Add Secure Payments to Your Mobile App

Posted: April 27th, 2015Author:

The ability to quickly add payments to a mobile app is frequently requested by users. Today, we’re happy to announce an update to our existing PayPal plug-in that lets you quickly and conveniently add secure payments into an app.

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