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We are happy to announce that we have worked with MetaCert to provide a security API to enable our developers to protect their apps from malicious and unwanted links. Most mobile malware is downloaded when end users click on malicious links inside legitimate apps. The MetaCert Security API adds a thin, but very powerful, layer of security to your app. The API allows you to check the reputation of web links in real time, providing an invisibly secure experience. It can be used to block phishing sites from loading or navigating to. You can also stop end-users from sharing links that are NSFW. To make it even simpler to use the MetaCert Security API, we have published a MetaCert plug-in. Appery.io developers can quickly add the plug-in to any new or existing app and check for the reputation of any web links in the app. The plug-in configures the MetaCert Security API... (more)

What is the Difference Between Appery.io and PhoneGap?

A common question we get asked is: “What is the difference between Appery.io and PhoneGap?”. The simple answer is Appery.io platform uses PhoneGap (actually Apache Cordova). But let’s look into this more. First, what is difference between PhoneGap and Apache Cordova?. Cordova is an open source framework that has two core capabilities: It allows to package an HTML/JS app as hybrid mobile app. Basically you run HTML/JS app inside a native wrapper (hybrid app) but it basically looks and behaves like a native app. This allows you to target multiple mobile platforms using a single cod... (more)

Rapid Mobile App Development With Appery.io – Creating Vacation Request App

I just got back from Stamford, CT where I did a talk at the Web, Mobile and Backend Developers Meetup. In about 90 minutes we built a prototype version of a productivity app called Vacation Request using Appery.io cloud development platform. The app helps employees request and submit time off from their mobile phones. The app has the following functionality: User login and registration Submit vacation request. The request is saved into Appery.io database Send an SMS message to the manager notifying him/her of a new request Send an email to the manger notifying him/her of a new r... (more)

Learn how to add/delete table row with RichFaces [in 5 minutes]

I have seen this question more than once now, how do you add/delete a row in a table? Turns out it’s pretty simple. Although you can’t do partial table update which RichFaces supports, when adding or deleting a row, jut render the entire table. This will also work with a standard JSF table. Also, a related post is How to delete a row in JSF. RichFaces 3.3.3 is used. The page looks like this: JSF page: more)

Tiggzi Mobile Platform at JavaOne 2012

I have two talks at JavaOne this year. One is a BOF and one is a general conference session. I won’t be showing any slides, in both sessions I will show how to build a real mobile app connected to cloud REST APIs. Everyone will be able to test the app. Hope to see you there. Building Mobile Apps with HTML5 and Java (BOF) Tuesday, Oct 2, 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM – Parc 55 – Mission The next evolution of client/server applications has emerged: a thin client including HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS is connected via REST to a Java back end in the cloud. In this interactive session, attendees will ... (more)