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 best app: $500
But, you can win even more! There are many other sponsors, in particular API sponsors that offer prizes if you build an app using their APIs. To help you win even more prizes, we have built plug-ins for various API sponsoring the hackathon:
- AT&T In-App Messaging and Location API (up to $7,000 in prizes)
- CrunchBase API (tickets to TC Disrupt conference in Berlin)
- Pearson API ($500 worth of Amazon gift cards)
- Twilio API
By building your app in Appery.io with some of the APIs that also offer prizes, you increase your chances of winning! Appery.io team will be there during the hackathon to answer any questions you might have.
We have created a special hackathon page where you can sign up for a free Pro plan and watch a recording of a special webinar, prepared just for the hack.
Good luck and hope to see you there!
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As our Tiggzi mobile app development tool has expanded, it’s scope has steadily grown to that of a full mobile app platform with more and more features. We thought such a major qualitative change needed to be signaled properly, so we’ve launched Appery.io as the next step for Tiggzi. We’re looking forward to the opportunity [...]
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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 now a complete cloud-based platform with integrated backend services and a rich catalog of plug-ins that make it easy to integrate with cloud services (including enterprise systems such as Salesforce.com). We are introducing a new brand to reflect the evolution of Appery.io as well as to support where our platform is headed. .A Complete Mobile Platform
An app is not just UI. An app is not just backend services. A true mobile app is UI, plus mobile backend services, and access to 3rd party APIs. Appery.io is unique because it is the only cloud-based platform with visual development tools and integrated backend services. The Appery.io platform has the following features:
- 3rd party REST API services
- Out-of-the-box API Plug-ins to services such as Salesforce.com, Aetna CarePass, ESPN, AT&T and many more. You can always connect to any API of your choice
- Backend services
- Push Notifications
- User Management
- File storage
- HTML5 app hosting
- iOS and Android Binary build
- Secure Enterprise Integration with Exadel RESTXpress
As you can see, Appery.io is complete mobile platform offering cloud-based visual development tools for UI, and cloud-based backend services and API tools.
We will continue to invest in Appery.io to make it even more powerful. As an example, the service already provides access to the source code via the new Source view. Soon, we’ll allow you to edit the source to provide even more flexibility. You’ll see many more new features in coming releases. We are working on Server-side code feature where you will be able to write custom server code and invoke it in your app. We are also working on versioning and source control features. And of course adding even more API plug-ins.
All your apps have been migrated to Appery.io and you will stay on the pre-Appery.io subscription plan. We do now offer a single and simplified pricing. You can always change to any of our new plans.New Links and Getting Help
Our new links
Help and docs: http://docs.appery.io
Facebook: http://facebook.com/apperyio – Please Like us on our new page
Support email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to use the links above to contact us.
The very proud Appery.io team.
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.
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 the road map for the future. There will be plenty of time set aside at the end for Q&A.
Thursday, February 7, 2013 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
Tiggzi Platform New Features: Source View, jQuery Mobile Themes, Android Permissions, New Data Types in Database
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 but we are working on allowing you to modify them as well.
We got all our custom themes back and you can also create new themes using the jQuery Mobile ThemeRoller tool. Simply create your theme in the tool, download and then upload to Tiggzi. It’s that simple.
Once you create a new theme, select Create New > Theme and upload the theme you created.Android permissions
You have been asking for this feature and now it’s here. Customize the permissions for your app before building a binary.Binary build errors log
You no longer need to email support to find out why the binary build failed. You can now view the error and try to fix it:New UI components
We added two new jQuery Mobile components, Grouped Buttons and Collapsible Set:Pointer and Array types in database
On the Backend Services side, we added two new data types to the database: Array and Pointer:New tutorials and getting help
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 this API, we added a plug-in to Tiggzi Platform. The plug-in has all the API pre-configured and comes with a sample app. If you don’t have one yet, sign up for ATT Developer account.
- Go to http://developer.att.com and sign up
- Register a new app. When you enter app details, check In App Messaging from Mobile Number (Beta).
- Once the app is created, you will see this:
You will need to use the App Key and Secret values when we import the plug-in.
We’ll come back to this page a little bit later to set the callback URL.
Let’s go to Tiggzi Platform.
- Create a new app in Tiggzi.
- From Project view, Create New > From Plug-in:
- Next, under Communication category, select ATT In App Messaging API and Sample App (you can also search for it).
- Click Import selected plug-ins button
- When the plug-in is imported you will see a new page as well as three services under Services folder. You can open the page ATT_Messaging page to see how the UI looks:
The Sign In to AT&T button will only appear if you need to sign in into AT&T to authenticate. The area to send the message won’t be displayed. If you are authenticated, then only the section to send the message will be displayed.
- Delete startScreen page (created with the new project)
- Open ATT_Settings service and paste in the App Key and Secret values from the app configuration page:
- Just a few more steps before you can test the app. Open Test in the upper right corner and check Public and uncheck Show in mobile frame:
- Copy the URL shown, then go back to app settings on AT&T developer site and enter the OAuth Redirect URL (you might need to click to edit the app):
- That’s everything and test the app in desktop browser.
When you test the app in a desktop browser, to authenticate you will need to enter your mobile number to get a 4-digit code. When you test on the mobile device, you won’t need to do this. To test on the mobile device, email the link to the device or simply scan the QR code in Test window.
When you receive the text and click Allow, you will need to enter the number received:
Once you enter the number, you will be redirected to the app:
Final note, this plug-in only works when running the app in the browser. As the API requires oAuth 2 authentication, it won’t in a PhoneGap (hybrid) app. We will update the plug-in to work in a PhoneGap app as well.
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.