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Dan Rowinski from ReadWrite talks about Why Developers Are Such Cheap Bastards. I had a Twitter chat with him about this topic. Here is the first paragraph from the article: You develop software for a living. Why are you such a cheap bastard? We’re not talking about your personal spend...
Appery.io has always made it quite simple to integrated with backend systems via REST APIs — but what if those systems are behind the firewall and don’t support REST?? Many enterprise apps required access to data that is sitting on a SQL Database or on some business application like SA...
What: Neil Mansilla (Mashery) and I will describe the Mashery API management platform and the Appery.io mobile app development and support platform and will explain how they fit together. Max will then demo building two apps in Appery.io using Appery.io plug-ins for Mashery-managed API...
Ronald Konijnenburg has written a great tutorial on how fast and easy it is to build a mobile app connected to SAP HANA (over a lunch break) with Appery.io. Note: even thought the tutorial mentions Tiggzi, all the steps should work the same way in Appery.io    
There are more than over 40 services that provide a mobile backend as a service, also known as BaaS. The most well known are Parse (acquired by Facebook), Kinvey, StackMob, and many more. Appery.io also provides a mobile backend.  All make it very easy to setup a backend for your app s...
At the TechCrunch Disrupt hackathon and conference a number of people asked if Appery.io is like Parse (acquired by Facebook)? Appery.io is not like Parse. There is some overlap as Appery.io does provide backend as a service (BaaS) such as cloud database, Push Notifications, and soon c...
Over 30 teams used Appery.io platform to build their mobile apps during the TechCrunch hackathon this past weekend. That’s the most of any sponsors. Here are some pictures of teams presenting: View more pictures from day 1 and day 2. Three of the apps were features on TechCrunch:...
Over 30 teams built their apps using Appery.io. Some of the apps being presented at the end of the hackathon.
It’s 3:15am ET and the TechCrunch Disrupt hackathon is still going strong. A large number of teams are using Appery.io to build their apps. Pictures from Day 1:
    This weekend (April 27-28) Appery.io team is going to be at the TechCrunch Distrupt Hackathon in New York City. We are going to be offering great prizes if you build your app using the Appery.io platform. 1st place best app: $3,500 2nd place best app: $,1000 3rd place bes...
Using Salesforce API Plug-in in Appery.io Connecting to Salesforce API to display contact list in a mobile app Our new YouTube Channel.
The entire Exadel team is super excited to launch Appery.io. First, some history. Appery.io has come a very long way since its roots as a prototype-building tool. Because of its heritage, the service is great at rapidly building mobile apps using a visual IDE. However, the product is n...
Tomorrow and Friday I will be at API Strategy and Practice conference in New York City.  I’ll be talking about Tiggzi Platform, APIs and API plug-ins. I will be using ESPN API (Mashery) to show how fast you can build a mobile app in the cloud.
The Tiggzi self-training video course.
Learn how to create a jQuery Mobile app with Wordnik API using Tiggzi Platform.
Tiggzi isn’t just a mobile app builder. As a mobile app platform, it also provides a growing list of back-end services (like a database service) for seamless integration into the apps. Just us for this hands-on demo and overview of the currently available back-end services and th...
We just added some really cool features to Tiggzi Platform. Check them out! New Source view As we continue to make Tiggzi Platform enterprise-level, just just added a Source view where you can see and open the actual files behind your app. Right now the files are opened as read-only bu...
AT&T recently launched new In App Messaging API. The API makes it very easy to send SMS message from your mobile app, using your own number. Another great feature is that now you can send a message to any mobile number, regardless of carrier. To make it as easy as possible to use t...
We recently published three new API plug-ins in Tiggzi Platform that also include a ready-to-run sample apps. Follow the links to learn how to use and add plug-ins to your app. Find the Sports News You Want with ESPN API Plug-in Search, Review, and Compare Prices with Aetna GoodRx API ...
Join us for this quick review of how to build a Windows 8 app using the Tiggzi Platform, plus “office hours” to answer any questions you might have about Tiggzi. When: Thursday, January 17, 2013 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST Register: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/2...
Building a simple ToDo app with Tiggzi Backend Services Building a search app with Tiggzi Backend Services
TechCrunch coverage of Tiggzi’s new Windows 8 support: http://techcrunch.com/2012/12/14/cross-platform-drag-and-drop-app-maker-tiggzi-launches-windows-8-support/
New features in Tiggzi December release.
Native Apps vs. Mobile Web: Breaking Down the Mobile Ecosystem.
The latest Tiggzi mobile app platform allows you to build Windows 8 apps for tablets and desktops with native Windows 8 support. This support includes special Windows 8 capabilities such as Snap View, Search Charm, Share Charm, and Live Tile! Join our webinar to learn how build Windows...
Two tutorials that show how to build a search mobile app connected to Tiggzi backend services: Building a Mobile Search App with Tiggzi Database Building a Mobile Search App with Tiggzi Database, Part 2 (using regular expression)
This weekend team Tiggzi will be at the AT&T Mobile App Hackathon – Social Good (Palo Alto) (Friday, October 26 – Saturday, October 27). If you have never been to an AT&T hackathon, well you must attend one. They are awesome. If you attended one before, you know th...
I personally have been waiting for this moment for the past couple of months. The (first) beta version of Tiggzi new HTML5/JavaScript mobile app builder is out. The builder is created entirely with HTML5/JavaScript (no more Flash!). As I blogged before, this is super exciting because i...
Mobile Camp Los Angeles on October 18 is a super awesome event in Los Angeles area. It’s a one day event organized by user groups in the Los Angeles area and is packed with amazing speakers and sessions. I will be there, and will be doing a talk on cloud-based Tiggzi app platform...
Tiggzi mobile app platform will be at the AT&T Aspire Mobile App Hackathon in New York City, October 11-12. This special edition of AT&T Mobile App Hackathon, an event produced by the AT&T Developer Program and AT&T Aspire in coordination with NYC Digital and the Ma...
Tiggzi mobile app platform: App Builder Visual UI builder running in the browser (think cloud IDE). HTML5, JS, CSS, jQuery Mobile, PhoneGap That app that you build in Tiggzi is an HTML5/jQuery Mobile app. You can also easily use PhoneGap API to access device features and package (build...
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 [...]
This week Tiggzi app platform upgraded to use PhoneGap 2.0. This means that every existing and new app will now use the PhoneGap version 2.0. Not only can you use PhoneGap API when building an app, but you can also use Tiggzi to build Android and iOS apps with a single click:
AT&T is hosting a pretty awesome event in Mountain View, CA on September 25 called DevLab. It’s a one-day, hands-on programming workshop, featuring deep dives into the latest services and tools for mobile app development. You will get a chance to engage with mobile industry ...
Bootstrap Week is one week in a month were a bunch of really cool companies and services give presentations and provide help on everything mobile related. Definitely check it out, you will find a lot of interesting stuff. Tiggzi is part of the Bootstrap Week. The Tiggzi session is on T...
We just published a new step-by-step tutorial on using the File API and User Management. Give it a try and let us know what you think.
Back in July we launched Tiggzi Database for storing app data. It’s the first offering from Tiggzi Backend Services. We are now working on Push, and Server-side code. Last week we also added File API for storing files. Tiggzi Database is MongoDB but with some really nice extra fe...