A demo with Q & A of what’s new in the latest release of the Appery.io app platform.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Slides from Progress User Group (PUG) Challenge Americas 2013 in June 9-12, 2013 in Westford, MA
I’m going to show you how to build and publish a jQuery Mobile app in under 5 minutes.Building the app
- Sign up for Appery.io Starter plan
- Create new app by entering its name and clicking Create:
- Build the mobile UI by dragging components form the palette into the page:
Note the highlighted changes.
- Select the button and open Events tab
- Click Test button to launch the app in the browser:
- To exit, click Back to project list button
- Open Hosting tab:
- Click Change project type to mobile web button to switch the app type to Mobile Web.
- Enter app name and click Publish:
- Now go to http://helloworld.app.appery.io using mobile or desktop browser
If you have been following the industry, there are over 30 Backend as a Service (BaaS) providers out there. BaaS makes it very easy and fast to create a (mobile) backend for an app. Features include an app storage (database), Push notifications, server code, user management, file management, and many other features. There is no double BaaS makes it very easy to setup a backend for your app. However, you will need more than just a brand new mobile backend when building an app. Equally important is being able to build a nice UI (HTML5, hybrid, native) for the app fast, and quickly connecting to any 3rd party APIs from the app. This includes connecting to enterprise data already exposed via APIs within your organization. As more and more enterprises start building mobile apps, connecting to existing enterprise data sources will become of the highest priority. The future mobile app platform will include: app dev. tools (UI) + BaaS, + APIs (enterprise, 3rd party). A good example of this direction is Facebook acquiring Parse. Facebook obviously provides a very rich API and now it also has a BaaS option.
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When: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM (PT)
You develop software for a living. Why are you such a cheap bastard?
We’re not talking about your personal spending habits. If you are any good at what you do, you probably make a fair amount of money and spend it on whatever catches your fancy.
We’re talking about the tools you use to do your job. Developers expect, no, demand free tools and services to do their jobs. Whether it is analytic services, integrated development environments (IDEs), application programming interfaces (APIs) or software developer kits (SDKs), developers almost always refuse to pay for the tools they use to do their jobs. Many developers would rather go out of their way to build their own tools or use bug-ridden free tools than plunk down the money it would take to buy a service or subscription that could actually help them do their jobs more efficiently.
@dan_rowinski many will spend a week trying/configuring free tooling instead of paying for something that works out of the box.
— Max Katz (@maxkatz) May 21, 2013
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 SAP or Oracle.
With RESTXpress enterprises can easily expose databases and business applications securely via REST. Once exposed as REST services, they can easily be integrated into Appery.io apps.
Deployed behind the firewall, RESTXpress comes in two easy-to-install parts. An administrative console (running in a browser) easily sets up enterprise assets as REST services and a run-time gateway presents the enterprise assets as services to the outside world.
Right now, RESTXpress supports databases as assets to be made into REST services. You can use any SQL database with JDBC drivers. This month, we’ll be rolling out SOAP web services as a new type of enterprise asset that can be easily wrapped into a REST service.
And, RESTXpress is free!
You can watch a demo video, download the installer, or join the discussion community…all from one info page.
Originally published on the Appery.io blog.
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 APIs.
When: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Timezone: America/Phoenix)
Register now: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/920503433
Note: even thought the tutorial mentions Tiggzi, all the steps should work the same way in Appery.io
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!
Our new YouTube Channel.
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 [...]
Tiggzi Evolves into Appery.io by Charley Cowens on The Exadel Blog - Exadel is a global software application development company providing innovative technology solutions to its clients. This is our blog.
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: email@example.com
As always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to use the links above to contact us.
The very proud Appery.io team.