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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: Relational database. WSDL service (SOAP). REST API. Connecting to an existing REST API allows you to apply logic to th...
Appery.io platform provides a cloud database for storing any app data. The database also has a built-in user management feature. This means if your apps needs user login or user registration – this capability is available out-of-the-box. The Users collection has two default colum...
As the end of the year approaches, I wanted to reflect on what we accomplished together.  It was great year for enterprise mobility and we’re proud to have led the charge, raising the bar for cross device applications.  We’re confident that our platform will build upon the succes...
In this webinar you will learn how to use plugins to make mobile app development faster.  The webinar covers: Running and testing existing app that uses Server Code to invoke Uber Products API. How to export the entire app as a plugin How to select particular pages or services to expor...
Every app created in Appery.io comes with Apache Cordova library installed. This means you have access to device APIs such as the Camera, Contacts,  Geolocation and more. Now it’s also very simple to add any 3rd party Cordova plugin to your app. The Appery.io team introduced a ne...
In this webinar you will learn how to build a complete mobile app without writing a single line of code. This video tutorial covers: Using a plugin that provides the following: Login and registration pages. A page where the signed in user can add any items to the database. The records ...
Quickly learn how to expose a relational database via REST APIs. In this video you will learn: How to connect to an external SQL database How to expose the database via REST APIs How to test the REST APIs How to create a custom service using the visual flow editor How to generate APIs ...
Ben Kepes in Network World article: Appery.io aims to end the HTML5 vs native debate.
Appery.io Server Code allows to quickly write any custom app logic using JavaScript and expose is via a REST API. Here is an example invoking Uber API, and example accessing the cloud database and scheduling the script to run periodically. The Server Code script JavaScript API also ena...
In this video tutorial you will learn how to build a mobile app that allows you to scan a product barcode and save into a relational database. The tutorial covers: Connecting to a relational database Exposing the database via REST APis using Apepry.io API Express Designing the app UI w...
Appery.io Server Code enables mobile developers to write any custom app logic that is automatically exposed via a REST API. You develop the script using JavaScript which is nice because you don’t have to learn a new language. The Server Code provides built-in APIs to make it simp...
Dependency Injection (DI) in AngularJS is one of the core capabilities of the framework. You simply specify on which objects a particular controller depends and AngularJS will automatically (and somewhat magically) inject those objects into your controller without you needing to do any...
We are creating the Appery.io platform to make mobile app development simpler and faster. At the beginning of this year we added support for Ionic and AngularJS. Both frameworks enable to build native-like apps with HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. If you built with AngularJS before, you kno...
This 3-minute video shows how to create and test a REST API. Uber API is used in the example. Check out many other videos on Appery.io YoutTube channel.
Last Friday I blogged how to invoke Uber REST API from the server. I was looking at Uber documentation and realized there is a better and more elegant way to invoke the API. Uber specifically provides a server token. Instead of using a header parameter, I have updated the script to use...
Using browser’s alert() is quick way to test something but it doesn’t create good user experience. This is how the standard browser alert looks: This doesn’t look very nice. Plus, there is always the “The page at <site> says:”. There is a better op...
About the CCNB Located in New Brunswick, the Conservation Council of New Brunswick (CCNB) is a registered Canadian charity. They focus on environmental education and community engagement and provide research and offer solutions to protect the health of Canada’s environment. As a non-pr...
How do you share your hybrid app during development with the client, colleagues or even just friends to get feedback? It’s not simple. One approach is to build a binary for iOS (.ipa) or Android (.apk) and send it to the person who wants to try the app. This approach is complicat...
Appery.io Server Code makes it super easy to create a custom API on the server. With Server Code you can add any app logic using JavaScript including invoke another API. Invoking another API literally takes a few minutes. Let me show you how do to it using Uber API. When working with U...
Testing a hybrid (Cordova/PhoneGap) app is hard and usually takes a lot of times. When you are building a hybrid app in Appery.io, you are seconds away from testing your app on the device, without having to install it. Let me show you how. Just a note, a few weeks ago I showed a fast w...
About the App Shaun Summers is an amateur app developer who leveraged the Appery.io platform to build an attractive and functional app. A B2B Marketing Director by day and “a technophile by night,” Summers designed an app to help people collect information about their clothing size in ...
Mailgun is email for developers. Mailgun has elegant REST API to send and receive emails from your mobile app. I know that many Appery.io developers send emails from their apps for registration, confirmation, and everything else. To make it simple to use the Mailgun API in an Appery.io...
This short video shows how to run and test your hybrid app without going through the app store. In this video you will learn: How to extend your app with plugins How to add a plugin that uploads a photo to a database How to run and test the app using the Appery.io Tester app for [̷...
When you are building a mobile app in Appery.io, you are starting with HTML/JavaScript app which then can be packaged as a Cordova (PhoneGap) app, published and installed on a device. You can also use any Cordova APIs in your app and add any 3rd party Cordova plugins. Everyone knows th...
Today, many companies looking to enter the world of enterprise mobile app development seemingly face a difficult development strategy choice: DIY tools vs. traditional enterprise mobile app development platforms (MEAPs). Choosing the right strategy for your enterprise can be a daunting...
I will be in Atlanta on September 15th showing how to rapidly build enterprise mobile apps with Ionic, Angular and Appery.io at the joint Atlanta Atlanta Mobile Developers Group and Atlanta HTML5 User Group meetup. Hope to see you there. What Gone are the days where you can afford to t...
The Current State of the Mobile Landscape If someone stepped forward a decade or two ago and claimed that, in the near future, we would all have pocket-sized touchscreen devices that acted as gateways to multiple technological feats such as browsing the internet at high speeds, playing...
Learn how to build a ToDo mobile app with offline support using Ionic, Angular and MongoDB. This video tutorial covers: Designing app UI with Ionic Setting up cloud database with MongoDB Generating APIs to access the database Generating client services with offline support to connect t...
I will be in Seattle on September 2nd showing how to rapidly build enterprise mobile apps with Ionic, Angular and Appery.io at the Seattle Mobile Web Apps meetup. Hope to see you there. What Gone are the days where you can afford to take months to build an enterprise mobile app. In tod...
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...
I will be in Salt Lake City, UT talking how how to rapidly build enterprise mobile apps with Appery.io. Hope to see you there. What Gone are the days where you can afford to take months to build an enterprise mobile app. In today’s fast market, you need to be able to prototype th...
I will be in Washington DC talking how to build enterprise mobile apps with Angular and Ionic. Hope to see you there. What Gone are the days where you can afford to take months to build an enterprise mobile app. In today’s fast market, you need to be able to prototype the app in ...
This is a What’s New in Appery.io webinar and covers: Offline support for Appery.io Database using Ionic app as example LDAP and Appery.io Database support for authentication in API Express New Ionic and Bootstrap UI components Updated Angular scope editor Share your app with any...
The Appery.io team has released a number of awesome platform updates. These updates include: Social login and LDAP sign-on for apps Offline capability in apps using the internal database or an external one New Bootstrap and Ionic components Outline page component view Keep reading to l...
A pretty awesome JavaScript resources list by Eric Elliott.
  The debate between developing hybrid vs. native apps has been going on for a long time, and while it’s sure to continue long into the future, the argument for the hybrid model is getting stronger every day. Making the Switch Some of the topmost brands have recently ditched nativ...
This 5-minute video shows how to build a text (SMS) messaging app in about 5 minutes. The app uses Twilio SMS API. After watching the video you will learn: How to build app UI using Appery.io visual editor Setup and test a REST API service (Twilio) Bind the service to the page Test the...
Great article by Adrian Bridgwater on Apepry.io adding support for Ionic Framework and low code platforms. While ‘low code’ platforms are often thought to enjoy a lower level of serious interest from the hardcore developer community (yes, even in the face of a popularised v...
Ben Kepes talks about Appery.io partnership with Ionic and the goal to build HTML5 app with native performance. The mobile development world is split into two camps. On the one hand, you have the purists who suggest that only native development can make the best use of platform-specifi...
You probably didn’t know that Amazon App Store, Evernote, Twitter and other are hybrid apps. Read 8 High Performance Apps You Never Knew Were Hybrid.