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A great post from the PhoneGap team on different choices to be considered when choosing a mobile strategy. The article reviews five mobile app approaches: Native Mobile App Web Mobile App Hybrid Mobile App Web hybrid mobile apps Native hybrid mobile apps Read more →
Erik Shermam from TechBeacon published an article on four pitfalls to avoid when building enterprise mobile apps. They are: Wrong apps Bad user experience (UX) Slow deployment No marketing Erik and I chatted about one of the pitfalls: slow app development.Enterprises today must deliver...
I will be in New York talking how to build enterprise mobile apps at NYC 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 today’s fast market, you need to be able to prototype the app in a […...
We know that developers love examples. One of the most requested example is how to build an app with barcode scanner and search the database. We created an app example that does exactly that. This example shows how to use the barcode scanner to scan a product then search the database f...
User login/registration is one of the most common features in a mobile app. With Appery.io Database’s built-in user management feature, adding a login and registration capability to an app is very fast and simple. We know that developers love examples and so we created a ready-to-run a...
View this recording to get your mobile development questions answered. We held our first Office Hours session where Appery.io developers asked questions and we answered them in real time. Want to learn more? Check out our YouTube channel for many more videos on mobile development.
This video shows how to invoke a REST API from the Server Code script. There are a number of benefits to invoke a REST API from the server instead of directly from the client: JavaScript is the language used to write the script Additional business logic can be added around the API. For...
A great post by Josh Morony (site, Twitter) on why HTML5 mobile apps get bad reputation. The truth is HTML5 is great for mobile apps, make sure to read the article.
A list is presumably one of the most common UI components used in mobile apps today. Many apps show you a list of items, you click on a particular item and navigate to the details page. In the developer world this example is usually called master-detail. Not surprisingly many Appery.io...
Next week (Wed, Jun 24, 2015 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT) we are going to hold our first Appery.io Office Hours where you will be able to ask any questions about Appery.io platform. Register to reserve your space now!
This video shows how to build a barcode scanner and covers: Using the barcode scanner Using cloud database to store and search for scanned products Using server script for: Searching the database to find products that have low inventory Sending a push message to notify of low inventory...
Here at Appery.io, we’ve recently introduced support for the Ionic Framework in our App Builder, giving users an even more powerful tool for creating functional and beautiful app UIs. Between our recent update with AngularJS and Bootstrap, and now Ionic, we’re working hard to make Appe...
This video shows how to build a mobile app connected to a SQL database. You first expose the SQL database via REST APIs and then use the APIs in a mobile app: Check out other videos in the Build in 5 Minutes Series.
If you are building mobile apps then you are connecting to some REST API. For example, if you want to resolve an address to a latitude/longitude information to display on a map, you might use the Google Geocoding API: If you are invoking the API from the client, then the API key also h...
SendGrid is one of those services that makes adding in-app email capability way too simple. SendGrid is a provider of a cloud-based email solution and provides an elegant and easy-to-use REST API to send emails from a mobile app. It is very likely that your app needs to send emails, su...
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With Appery.io Database (part of Backend Services) you can store any app data. The database is instantly exposed via REST APIs to retrieve, create and search data. The database comes with out-of-the-box user management, files collection, and devices collection to send targeted push mes...
This video shows how to build an app with HTML5 local storage and publish the app using Appery.io hosting. Check out the entire Build in 5 Minutes series.
This video shows how to create an app with push notifications for Android in 5 minutes. Check out other Build in 5 Minutes videos.
Great JavaScript tutorial.
This webinar covers: API Express – for integrating SQL databases Ionic Framework Server Code versioning
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This short video shows how to add and configure the Twilio SMS plugin in Appery.io. You can quickly add in-app SMS capability to any app with this plugin and Twilio API. For step-by-step instructions, visit the plugin documentation.
Appery.io just added support for Ionic Framework. In this short video you will learn how to build a simple Ionic app connected to a cloud database. This video shows: Creating Ionic/AngularJS app in Appery.io Connecting the app to cloud database Testing the app on device using the Apper...
This webinar shows how to build a mobile app with PayPal Payments API. The webinar covers: Using PayPal Payments API Using Appery.io PayPal plugins Using cloud database for storing products Using server side Javascript for authentication Using secure proxy to keep session token on the ...
Appery.io lets you build powerful mobile apps in no time using intuitive visual tools. Using Twilio, you can easily integrate the Twilio API with Appery.io’s cloud-based rapid development environment with integrated back-end services and get sending SMS fast In this tutorial you are go...
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This video shows how to build a mobile app with Geolocation and display the location on Goole Maps in 5 minutes. Check out other videos in Build in 5 Minutes series.
This video shows how to build a mobile app with barcode scanner in 5 minutes using Appery.io platform: Check out other videos in Build in 5 Minutes series.
The ability to quickly add payments to a mobile app is frequently requested by users. The Appery.io team is happy to announce an update to an existing PayPal plugin that lets you quickly and conveniently add secure payments into an app. In addition, the updated tutorial will also show ...
When you build HTML5 mobile app in Appery.io you can instantly publish (host) the app to a URL. You get a couple of options here. First, out of the box you can publish your app to Appery.io URL such as mycoolapp.app.appery.io or you can also use a custom domain:   Second, you can ...
This webinar shows how to build Bootstrap app with AngularJS. This webinar was part of the AT&T Bootstrap Week.
This video shows how to create a mobile app connected to a custom API backend. The API is created using Appery.io Server Code. The server code accepts a developer name, creates a greeting, time stamp and returns a response in JSON format. The script is tested and then a simple, yet rea...
This webinar shows: Building a hybrid app in Appery.io Using Apache Cordova APIs: Alert Geolocation Barcode scanner Camera FileTransfer –  use plugin for quick file upload to Appery.io database Fast testing with Appery.io Tester app Check out many other videos on Appery.io YouTub...
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DZone is collecting input for its 2015 Guide to Mobile Development and would like your feedback. Your survey answers will provide valuable insights for you and other members of the tech community, and it will help decision makers understand the preferences and challenges around modern ...
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...
You can quickly integrate Appery.io platform with other systems using Webhooks. You can create and register a Webhook to make HTTP POST request to an external URL (your system) when a specific event occurs in Appery.io platform. In other words, your system will be notified when an even...
This webinar shows how to build responsive web and hybrid mobile apps using Bootstrap and AngularJS using Appery.io.
The Appery.io Server Code allows to build any app logic and instantly expose it via REST APIs. You use Javascript to write the script which runs on the server. You don’t need to worry about deploying or running any servers, all is done in the Appery.io cloud. An example is the be...